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Press Release
Another impressive Integrated Reporting Awards Ceremony
The glittering Integrated Reporting Awards 2014 ceremony co-hosted by Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and
the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was held at the Montecasino Ballroom on 13 November 2014. Companies were
given the opportunity to compare themselves against their peers adjudicated by a respected panel of judges. South
Africa has become a world leader in integrated reporting with Mervyn King chairing the International Integrated
Reporting Council. It is through awards such as this that companies can sharpen their skills in producing integrated
The general approach of these awards is to compare apples to apples and thus companies competed in the following
categories: Top 40, Mid Cap, Small Cap, Fledgling/Alt-X, State-owned companies, Public sector, Regional Companies,
Non-listed Companies and NGO/ NPO. The judges gave feedback on each category in terms of what they considered
to be positive developments and areas needing improvement. In a slight change from the past, Transnet and Eskom
were placed in the Top 40 category as they had dominated the SOC category for the past few years.
The winners in the various categories were as follows:
Overall Winner
Fledgling /Alt-X
MTN Group Ltd
Hulamin Ltd
Top 40
Transnet SOC Ltd
Homechoice Holdings Ltd
Mid Cap
Regional Companies
Royal Bafokeng Platinum
Swaziland Sugar Association
Small Cap
Merafe Resources Ltd
National Sea Rescue Institute
State-owned Companies
Public Sector
Airports Company South Africa
The president of CSSA, Zernobia Lachporia said that “Corporate reporting plays an essential role in the effective
functioning of the market economy and should make an important contribution to our understanding of, and respect
for, the business sector as creators of value by explaining what drives that value now and in the future.” She also
highlighted that a corporate report should display that a company has not profited at the expense of the
environment, human rights, or a lack of integrity.
A thought provoking key note address was delivered by Ismail Momoniat, DDG at National Treasury. He raised
awareness of the difficulty in the CEO’s responsibilities in our changing economy. He highlighted that CEO’s needed to
be more hands on toward their employees as it could affect companies’ profit margins. He mentioned the challenges
posed for climate change and responsible conduct with regard to the environment. He raised the need for
confidentiality that has exposed major giants such as Amazon, Google and Starbucks. Whistleblowing was an area
that needed to become part of corporate culture and policy making for all companies.
Stephen Sadie, CEO of CSSA, announced the winners. Guests were treated to a gala dinner and entertainment from
Conrad Koch and Chester Missing who were on top form.
The judges included
Zubair Wadee, Convenor of judges, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Prof Linda de Beer, Wits School of Accountancy
Stephen Cranston, Financial Mail
Joel Wolpert, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
Johann Neethling , Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
Leigh Roberts, SAICA
Prof John Ford, Gordon Institute of Business Science
Tania Wimberley, JSE
Ashley Green-Thompson, Southern African Trust.
Ismail Momoniat - Key note speaker, DDG,
National Treasury
Our thanks go to our sponsors without whom these awards would not have been possible: Link Market Services,
PWC, Liberty, Business Day, Gordon Institute of Business Science and Diligent Boardbooks.
Stephen Sadie, CEO of CSSA announces the
Xolisa Vabaza, MTN Group Ltd receives the prize for the
overall winner from Geoff Rothschild, JSE.
Top 40 winner: Transnet SOC Ltd
Mid Cap winner: Royal Bafokeng Platinum
NGO/NPO winner: National Sea Rescue Institute
Small Cap winner- Merafe Resources Ltd
State-owned Companies winner: Airports Company South
Fledgling /Alt-X winner- Hulamin Ltd
Public Sector winner - Fasset
Regional Companies winner-Swaziland Sugar Association