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About the Future of HR Awards

26 July 2018

The Future of HR Awards seeks to recognise South Africa’s most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in people management strategies and HR innovation. This popular annual gathering provides a deserved platform for high-performance pioneers, highlighting their achievements for local and international business to see.In honouring the strides these companies and individuals are making, the Awards set new benchmarks for visionary companies to pursue.








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Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation


Mundipharma (Pty) Ltd is a leading pharmaceutical company specialising in pain management. It launched in SA in 2011, as part of a global network of companies. Mundipharma’s passion and commitment to its patients is equaled only by the amazing way it treats its employees.

Employer of Choice: Large Organisation

Sponsored by Careers24


Assupol Life provides funeral, life, savings and retirement annuity products;   and caters to a whopping 76% of the public sector. Assupol was the first insurer to introduce the 48-hour-claim turnaround – now an industry norm. Assupol regards every employee as key to its success.

Employer of Choice: Public Sector

Sponsored by Public Sector Magazine


One of SA’s top water utilities. Based in KZN, Mhlathuze supplies water to communities across 37 000 square kilometers. The organisation prides itself on its people and, in particular, has a high number of women at all levels. Mhlathuze is the public sector’s employer of choice.


Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Strategy


Isilumko is a black-owned company, trading since 1992 and specialising in staffing entry level white collar positions in call centres, administration, back offices and sales departments; most especially in finance, retail and telecommunications. Isilumko prides itself on its flat company structures, open communications and refreshing lack of hierarchy.



Best HR Industry Innovation Using Technology Award

Sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions


Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications for 140 years and, today, it carries 40% of the world’s mobile traffic! It’s SA operation is renowned as a forward-thinking great place to work. To quote one of the employee reviews on “Everyday there’s an opportunity to learn something new. Great people with multiple skills to learn from. Wonderful environment for growth. Opportunity to travel.”

Best Learning & Development Strategy Award


Through its low-bandwidth online training platforms, Fuel enables companies to give their people the training they need, wherever they are. With over 15 years’ experience in engineering compelling, tailored training solutions, Fuel are streaking ahead with tomorrow’s learning channel of choice:
high-quality online video content.

Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy Award


AfroCentric Health has an array of brands grouped under its umbrella; the largest being Medscheme, South Africa’s second largest health administration provider. Afrocentric believes that attracting and retaining the best people is not just about remuneration; it’s about creating an environment that is fully supportive of employees’ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being.

Best HR Team of the Year Award


Pick n Pay is known for putting people at the heart of its business. This philosophy informs everything it does, from how it treats customers to supporting the goals of 40 000  staff members. 40 000? That’s a big HR responsibility! Pick n Pay encourages employee growth and promotion from within. For bringing out the best in people, Pick n Pay, yours is the HR team of the year!


HR Rising Star of the Year Award


Tascha launched Green Grass Consulting in 2012 after spotting the need for a recruitment experience that didn’t leave clients pulling at their hair. From day one, Tascha vowed to take every client and every candidate seriously – no matter how big or small. Surrounded by her strong and loyal team, Tascha is bringing more and more top people together with the right roles, and earns high praise from her clients across South Africa. Tascha, YOU are the Rising Star of 2017!

HR Hall of Fame Award


Jeanett has been Santam’s much loved Executive Head of HR since 2014. She also serves as Non-Executive Director for Indwe Broker Holdings. Previous roles have seen her shine at SAP Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, IDC and Mutual & Federal. Amongst many, many other achievements, Jeanett has been a Non-Executive Director for Save the Children SA. A qualified Nurse and Midwife, her impressive academics include an MBL, B.Com & MDP (Unisa), SEP and AMP. Throughout all of her years as a high-achiever, Jeanett has remained  the ultimate embodiment of a true people-leader: empathic, wise, humble and down to earth. Congratulations and welcome to the Future of HR Hall of Fame, Jeanett Modise.

HR Leader of the Year Award

Sponsored by Thomas International


Dirusha’s many previous accolades attest to her extraordinary charisma and passion. At IBM, she was awarded for her contribution to a Global HR transformation project. She was awarded Group Services Excellence Award at Africa Bank for setting a new standard of HR excellence. Her most recent accolade, in February this year, saw Dirusha awarded by the World HRD Congress as one of the “100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals.”

She is a respected member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of SA), the Institute of People Management and the South African Career Development Association. Motivated by a desire to make a difference and a game-changing contribution to the HR industry, Dirusha recently set up an HR and Life- Coaching Consultancy, Beyond Transform,  aimed at addressing the fundamental HR gaps identified during her own corporate career. Dirusha is truly a key thought leader in redefining the Future of HR for all of us.

Why Enter these Awards?

  • Be seen as an HR champion and innovator
  • Attract the best talent from interns to managerial level
  • Network with the best in business
  • Click with the latest digital advances in HR
  • Gain the recognition you deserve

Don’t just take our word for it, though: read our latest endorsement, received from past winner Candice Booysen of Argility – our Rising Star award recipient in 2016. She has since gone on to be nominated as a Finalist for the IPM HR Director of the Year Excellence Award and was recently recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential HR professionals by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.







Tebogo Maenetja

Tebogo Maenetja

Group Executive of HR, Telesure Group

Brendon Gass

Brendon Gass

Managing Director, Smart HR

Italia Boninelli,

Italia Boninelli,

Previous Executive VP: People & Org. Dev, AngloGold Ashanti

Jonathan Goldberg,

Jonathan Goldberg,

CEO, Global Business Solutions

Tapaswee Chandele,

Tapaswee Chandele,

HR Director, Coca-Cola South Africa

Marius Meyer

Marius Meyer


Tumlelo Seakese,

Tumlelo Seakese,

Partner, Deloitte

Kay Vittee

Kay Vittee

CEO, Quest Staffing Solutions





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Employer of Choice: Large Organisation

Aegis Outsourcing South Africa – ICT
Assupol Life – Insurance
DHL Express – Road Freight
Digital Planet – ICT
Ericsson SA – ICT
Hirsch’s – Retail
IQ Business – Business Support Services
Microsoft SA – ICT
Mustek Ltd – ICT
Zinto Marketing Group – Marketing
Toll Global Forwarding – Transport & Logistics

Best HR Team of the Year

EIE Group – Industrial Products & Equipment
Pick & Pay Ltd – Retail
Aspen Pharmacare – Healthcare
Green Grass Consulting – Consulting
UCS Solutions – ICT

Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation

Black Apple Consulting –
Calvin & Family – Industrial, Retail, Infrastructure
LA Consulting Engineers – Engineering
T-Marc Logistics – Transport & Logistics
Mundipharma – Pharmaceuticals

Employer of Choice: Public Sector Organisation

sponsored by

BankSeta – Skills development & Transformation
Coega Development Corporation -Local Government Agencies & Bodie
Mhlathuze Water – Water
Umgeni Water – Water



Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Aegis Outsourcing South Africa – ICT
Coega Development Corporation – Infrastructure
EIE Group – Industrial Products & Equipment
Isilumko Staffing – Staffing Solutions
PPC Ltd – Infrastructure

Best HR Industry Innovation Using Technology

sponsored by

Clicks Group – Retail / Pharmaceutical
Ericsson SA – Telecommunication
Fuel Online Training – e-learning solutions
Hi5 – Communication Networks
Integr8 IT – Technology Sector / IT Services
LexisNexis – Consulting & Training
Zensar Technologies – Technology Sector / IT Services

Best Learning & Development Strategy

Aegis Outsourcing SA – Telecommunication Services
AfroCentric Health – Healthcare Sector
Fuel Online Training – e-learning solutions
Institute of People Development – Training Development
MPRTC Recruitment – Recruitment
Mustek – Computer Technology
Ngubane & Company – Auditors
Zensar Technologies – Technology Sector / IT Services

Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Aegis Outsourcing South Africa – Telecommunication Services
AfroCentric Health Limited – Healthcare Sector
Assupol Life – Insurance Sector
Mindful Revolution – Learning and Development
NMG Group – Financial Services Sector


HR Rising Star of the Year

Beth McBride – Toll Global Forwarding – Freight Logistics
Dirusha Ganapathy Juta – Beyond Transform –
Kamoho Mofokeng – Thabo Mofutsanyana Education District – Education and Training
Khuselwa Mtetwa – ALCM Solutions – Information Technology
Lee Watts – Travel Start – Travel and Tourism
Mafeto Mailula – Eskom – Energy Sector
Phillip Tshikotshi – Aegis Outsourcing South Africa – Telecommunication Services
Tascha Hermann – Green Grass Consulting – IT Services
Tim Barry – African Heart Celtic Soul Consultancy – Recruitment

HR Leader of the Year

sponsored by

Carol Weaving – Reed Exhibitions -Exhibition & Conference Facilities
Dirusha Ganapathy Juta – Beyond Transform – Consulting
Francois Wilbers – Work Dynamics – Business Support Services
Geraldine Mokgethi – Mustek Ltd – ICT
Gerhard Fouché – Aspen Pharmacare – Health
Heather Swinerd – Accountability – Legal Services
Loueen Jones – Otis a United Technologies Company – ICT
Nina SternBerg – Home of Living Brands – Retail
Taryn Macus – Imperial Holdings – Transport & Logistics
Teryl Schroen – Accsys – Software
Thomas Mphahlele – Umsinsi Health Care – Health
Trevor van Wyk – Pioneer Foods – Food Processsing Groups
Verna Robson – Sun International – Gaming and Leisure

Hall of Fame

Adam Craker – IQ Business – IT Sector
Bertina Engelbrecht – Clicks Group – Retail / Pharmaceutical
Celeste Sirin – Employer Branding South Africa – Consulting and Training
Jeanett Modise – Santam – Financial Sector
Jules Newton – Avocado Vision – Skills Development
Future of HR | Awards Categories
Individual Awards

Hall of Fame Award

This is the highest accolade delivered by the Future of HR Awards. It recognises an individual who, through visionary people management strategies and leadership for a period of over ten years, has made an outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole.

HR Rising Star of the Year

This award recognises a talented HR practitioner who has achieved impressive results with less than five years of commercial experience. The winning individual in this category will demonstrate the practice of progressive and highly effective HR initiatives.

HR Leader of the Year

This award is open to all CEOs, Directors and Managers. The award recognises senior management staff that exhibit a track record of excellence in HR leadership at an executive level, by ensuring sound HR principles are included in all aspects of the business.

Organisation Awards

Employer of Choice: Large Organisations

This award recognises the best large organisation – with a turnover greater than R35-million – to work for in South Africa. At the core of any great organisation is an HR department whose innovative approach creates a productive and enjoyable place to work. As an employer of choice, your reputation will precede you and talented individuals will seek you out as their chosen place to work. That’s the first goal of any effective recruitment strategy – to be the employer of choice to superior employees.

Employer of Choice: Public Sector Organisations

This award recognises the best Public Sector organisation to work for in South Africa. Key for ensuring delivery of services is an HR department whose innovative values create a productive environment and play a major policy role in establishing norms and standards for the Public Service. These policies ensure that service-delivery mechanisms, integrated systems and access, human resources, institutional development and governance initiatives are responsive to the needs of the country’s citizens.

Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisations

This award recognises the best small-to-medium-sized organisation (with a turnover between R5 – R35-million) to work for in South Africa. The Employer of Choice must show how they have implemented HR policies to retain and enrich the employee experience in the company.

Best Learning and Development Strategy

This award recognises and celebrates the HR team that has delivered the most outstanding organisational benefits by directly linking the training and skills development of their employees to the business needs of their organisation. The organisation must demonstrate an investment in the development of employees across the entire organisation through coaching, mentoring and upskilling.

Best Workplace: Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

This award highlights the employee engagement strategy that has made the most impact on employee morale and performance across an organisation; taking into consideration the inclusion of history, types and variety of programmes and activities used for employee engagement. Organisations in this category must show innovative strategies implemented within the last year and the impact of employee engagement on retention rates.

Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This award recognises excellence in the area of corporate health and wellbeing. The entrant should show commitment to employee health and wellbeing; discuss awareness policies and programmes for employee health and wellbeing; outline future programmes planned to enhance and improve health and wellness for employees; and demonstrate a recorded impact on employee productivity and retention.

Best HR Team of the Year

This coveted award recognises the year’s most outstanding HR team for its collaborative approach to the HR function as a whole, its innovative and successful strategic plan, and its successful methods for marketing and communication, recruitment and change management. Key to this category: the demonstration of outstanding operational and financial performance; a well-rounded and integrated HR team; excellence in talent acquisition, leadership and development; achievements in staff health and wellness; benefits and administrative.programmes that enhance and improve the job satisfaction of employees; demonstrable recorded impact on employee productivity and retention.


Best HR Industry Innovation Using Technology

This award honours excellence in businesses where activities best demonstrate a proven ability to develop creative and insightful practices that improve the performance of the organisation by using technology and create a significant impact on the work environment. The award identifies excellence in the area of human capital technology as applied by an in-house HR team.

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