Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

23 Sponsors & Partners

Key Networking Opportunities

About The Awards

The 6th annual Future of HR Awards will honour southern Africa’s most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in human capital management, HR innovation and HR tech; highlighting their achievements for local and international peers to emulate and moving the industry forward. Featuring new awards categories and entry criteria updated in collaboration with our Advisory Panel of HR industry experts, the awards have been attracting enquiries months in advance from South Africa, neighbouring countries and even Asia.

Why Enter?

  • 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.

Why Become a Sponsor?

  • Position you & your business as an authority in your industry
  • Interact with your target market
  • Establish your business as a thought leader & make new contacts
  • Receive extensive brand recognition
  • New clients, new customers, new business
  • Market your business inexpensively & in a meaningful way
  • Enhance your credibility
  • Communicate your corporate values

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Exhibition Partners


Local & International Speakers


Breakaway Sessions

2020 Judges

Abey Kgotle

Executive Director:

Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

Alice Bhebhe​

Director Learning & Leadership Development


Brendan Sayer

Chief Executive Officer


Brigitte Da Gama

Chief People’s Officer

McDonald’s South Africa

Dr Jerry Gule​

Chief Executive Officer

Institute of People Management (IPM)

Francois Wilbers

Managing Director

Work Dynamics

Mpho Ledwaba

Head Of Marketing

JSE Limited

Naomi Brehm

Chief Executive Officer

EVA Solutions

Nobantu Masebelanga

Divisional Executive: Human Capital

Liberty Group South Africa

Nonhlanhla Mhlungu

VP Human Resources


Tamara Parker

CEO South Africa


Vanisha Balgobind​

Executive Head of Human Resources


Xolani Mawande

Chief Executive Officer


Winners 2020

Ronald Abvajee – Healthy Living Consulting

Gilbarco AFS

Brigitte da Gama – McDonald’s South Africa

Healthy Living Consulting

Ilanda Els – Herbal Life Nutrition

DLK Group

EThekwini Municipality

Winners 2019

Healthy Living Consulting

Unilever South Africa

Angie Ontong – The Department of Trade & Industry

Oracle South Africa

Linda Cronje – Mediclinic Medforum


Sponsored by

National Housing Finance Corporation

Nico van der Westhuizen – Imperial Logistics

Swift Human Resources

Cindy Wiggins – ACG Fruit

Finalists 2019

Sponsored by

Africa Biomass Company

CBRE GWS Facilities Management


Entelect Software

Imperial Logistics


National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia

Pragma Holdings

Unilever South Africa


Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency

Entelect Software

Imperial Logistics

National Housing Finance Corporation

Turner & Townsend

Pragma Holdings


Automotive Industry Development Centre

National Treasury

National University of Lesotho


Imperial Logistics

Rand Water Board

Unilever South Africa

Right to Care

2U Inc

Healthy Living Consulting

Imperial Logistics

Nestle South Africa

Telesure Investment Holdings

Vacation Exchanges International t/a RCI

Edit Microsystems

Entelect Software

Global Business Solution

Imperial Logistics

Unilever South Africa

The Department of Trade & Industry

African Management Initiative

Andries Muller – Pernod Ricard South Africa

Jakes Doorsamy – Sanofi Aventis SA

Khanya Teresa Magudulela – Imperial Logistics

Lucia McMullan – Nando’s

Mechell Chetty – Unilever South Africa

Wayida Mohamed – Rand Water Board

Neo Selwe – TBWA

Candice Watson – British American Tobacco

Jasmin Pillay – Microsoft South Africa

Phumudzo Maboho – South African Qualification Authority

Angie Ontong – The Department of Trade & Industry

Tracey Rowe – Derivco

Xinglin Liu – Hisense SA

Stanley Chikwati – ZB Financial Holdings

Aspiration Software

Direct Hire Recruitment Software

Oracle South Africa

Petros Business Solutions

Placement Partners

PSIber Solutions

Vantage Data


Yellow Seed

Chantal Endemann – All Office Equipment

Christa Small – Imperial Logistics

Kareema Petersen – WNS Global Services

Linda Cronje – Mediclinic Medforum

Nomsa Ntshingila – National Housing Finance Corporation

Karen Scholtz – South African Heritage Resources Agency

Ntsako Mpenyana – Sun International

Lerato Rampa – Mpact


Dalitso Consulting

Leisuretrade Investment t/a Bon Hotel Bfn Central

Mobile Decisioning Africa

Qunu Staffing


HR Company Solutions

Sponsored by

Air Traffic Navigation Service

Coega Development Corporation

National Housing Finance Corporation

Rand Water Board

uShaka Marine World


Automotive Industry Development Centre

Alana James – The Sunflower Fund

Cameron Sello Morajane – Commission for Conciliation Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA)

Keitumetse Lebaka – Cathsseta

Nico van der Westhuizen – Imperial Logistics

Preneshen Munian – TLC Marketing

Martin Mokgware – BOCRA

Dalitso Consulting

Global Business Solution

Phetogo Consulting

Swift Human Resources

Yellow Seed

NSC Global Technology

Cindy Wiggins – ACG Fruit

Mieke van Zyl – Africa Biomass Company

Senorita Lobo – Mac Consultant

Shannon Uys – Imperial Logistics

Thobile Dlamini – AV Light Steel

Maletsela Mphutlane – National University of Lesotho

2019 Speakers

Opening Address by Gold Sponsor: Careers24

Marc Privett

General Manager

VIP Guest Speaker: Google

Lorraine Landon

Head of Agencies


Lorraine Landon is the Head of Agencies at Google and it is her job to make sure that the agencies in South Africa are excited about partnering with Google to explore the best business solutions for their clients.

Before joining Google 4 and a half years ago, she worked as a Digital Media strategic consultant to agencies, after 6 years within the media agency space. She is a committed digital advocate, playing an active role in digital education across agencies, as well as getting involved in programs where people are introduced to job opportunities within the digital space. Her passions are Strategy (media, marketing, and communication) and People and luckily, at Google she is given the opportunity to indulge these on a daily basis.

In partnership with Simplify, the Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across southern Africa.

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