Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, was the guest speaker at the event held at Clementia on Friday 30 November. Hatang who was born in Klerksdorp Hospital and grew up in Khuma delivered a memorable message: “Your grea-test responsibility in life is to ensure you give hope.’’
Hatang urged local business people in attendance that they should invest in people. “Society should make it possible for people to thrive, not any other form of privilege like money, your background or the colour of your skin,’’ he said.
In his welcoming address, Kgotso Mmadi, president of the Wesvaal Chamber, commented and serious challenges facing the chamber over past year. He quoted Madiba by saying that the glory doesn’t lie in the fall but in how you rise up. “Our vision as a chamber is that these awards continue. For the first time this year people across all spectrums were allowed to vote and we plan to continue it like this,’’ he said.
Awards that were up for contention were: Best financial institution (Nedbank), Best Hyper/Supermarket (OK Foods), Best Restaurant (Mugg and Bean), Best BB (Maryland Guestfarm), Best Butchery (Goudkop Slaghuis), Best Security company (MEG Security), Best filling station (Shell Ultra City), Best health facility (Life Anncron Hospital), Best cashier (Neo Henriette Kgalaeng, OK Foods), Best security officer (Tsietsi Mangoejane, MEG), best nurse (Sr Boniswa Jack, Sunningdale) and best filling station attendant (Jacson Halom, Sasol).