2016 Mme Re Ka Thusa Application Awards Open

Application Now Open for 2016 Strike A Rock Awards

Are you a successful emerging or established business woman operating in the Northern Cape? Is your women-owned enterprise an example of innovative excellence?


Welcome to the Annual Women’s Enterprise Development Awards, organized in partnership by the Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund and the Northern Cape Premiers Office, hosted on 30 and 31 August 2016.

This year sees 4 Awards on offer, each celebrating and recognizing business success across the Northern Cape, giving businesses from every sector the opportunity to promote themselves at the highest level.

All short listed companies will be entitled to two free tickets to the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the 30 and 31st of August 2016 at the MSCC Kimberley where they
will receive due recognition of their success, as well as coverage in the local media.

1. Established business: Any 100% women-owned business operating in the province for five years or longer, in good fi nancial standing.
Prize: R20 000 business grant

2. Emerging business: Any 100% women-owned business operating in the province for 12 months or longer.
Prize: R20 000 business grant

3. Social enterprise: Any 100% women-owned business operating in the province, which aims to address a social challenge through innovation.
Prize: R20 000 business grant

4. Best innovative idea: Any 100% women-owned start-up business which has an innovative and sustainable business concept.
Prize: R20 000 business grant

An overall winner – a businesswoman who has  achieved all of the above and proven herself an exceptional entrepreneur and leader – will be selected for the grand prize of R70 000 business grant, and a paid trip to the Enterprise and Supplier Development Conference in Johannesburg, October 2016

Why enter?

  • Publicity and recognition of achievement throughout the county and beyond
  • Press and media recognition straight after the Awards
  • Winners receive a certificate and bespoke trophy
  • Winners also receive the accolade of being judged the best in their field in the Province.
  • Opportunity to boost team morale and reward staff for their contributions to the company
  • Short listed companies are entitled to two free places at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where we are likely to see around 300 people in attendance
  • Winning companies will have their name and company details appear on the our website – therefore 12 free advertising to the whole of the business community across the county
  • Winners receive cash prizes for their business and an opportunity to attend the Enterprise and Supplier Conference in Johannesburg



Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund addresses the challenges of women-owned enterprises. By offering the provision of credit for Women Enterprise Development and providing business development services to women enterprises.


2016 Entry Form

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