Mi­nara Com­merce Awards nom­i­nees

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A SOUTH African Air­ways fe­male pi­lot, a banker and a cell­phone busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive, as well as three lead­ing big-brand in­de­pen­dent com­pa­nies, are in the run­ning for the Mi­nara Cham­ber of Com­merce 2017 Busi­ness Recog­ni­tion Awards.

The awards will be handed out at a gala din­ner ban­quet in Jo­han­nes­burg next week for the first time and away from its tra­di­tional Dur­ban venue.

Mi­nara pres­i­dent Ebrahim Pa­tel said the re­lo­ca­tion of the venue to the Liv­ing Im­age Cen­tre in Fords­burg marked a shift in the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s quest to host its colour­ful cer­e­mony around South Africa.

“The se­lec­tion panel is most im­pressed by the high cal­i­bre of can­di­dates and com­pa­nies vy­ing for the var­i­ous pres­tige awards,” he said.

Pa­tel also said hard-talk­ing SAfm ra­dio talk show host and pre­sen­ter Ashraf Garda would be the mas­ter of cer­e­monies when the event gets un­der way next Wednesday at 7pm.

SAA pi­lot Fa­tima Jakoet has been short­listed in the pro­fes­sional achiever cat­e­gory along with Fa­tima Has­sim of Vo­da­com Busi­ness and Faisal Mkhize of ABSA Bank.

Transport hauliers Bak­ers Transport of Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, Fri­max Food, also a KZN com­pany and Jo­han­nes­burg’s Dür­sots Foods ap­pear to be in a tight race for the Busi­ness En­tity of the Year prize. – POST Cor­re­spon­dent

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