Women Moving Mountains Awards

2017 Awards Winners Women Moving Mountains

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Mme Re Ka Thusa, Conference and Awards, themed Women Moving Mountains aimed at celebrating and supporting local businesswomen in the Northern Cape Province.

2017 Awards

The Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust was established in 2006 with the aim to assist previously disadvantaged women to expand and grow their businesses.

It is an essential vehicle that is designed to assist women in realising their full business potential and in turn allowing them to
contribute meaningfully to the economic growth and development of the country.

As government, we remain mindful of our role in continuing to assist and enable the  empowerment of women in business and economic empowerment initiatives, together with our partners.

Following on from the inaugural Strike a Rock event, the 2017 Women Moving Mountains Conference and Awards presents a unique opportunity to network with fellow peers, improve women’s access to capital and markets, build women’s capacities and skills and support the rise of women leaders in both the public and private sectors.

Thank you to our sponsors

Solar Capital
Standard Bank
Office of the Premier
Northern Cape Economic Development and Tourism

Today, we will be recognising the  businesswoman who has achieved beyond expectations and proven herself an exceptional entrepreneur and leader.

We are excited to announce that she will be given a R70 000 business grant from Solar Capital.

We as women are uniquely positioned to have the greatest impact on South Africa’s future economic growth. The sky is the limit and we look forward to collaborating with you in shaping this exciting sector.

2017 The Overall Winner

2017 Awards

The Category Winners

 Overall Winner Best Start-up Technology Business:

Grace Makhetha of Women on Edge Civil Contractors from the Frances Baard District.

 Best Established Business:

Thandi Motsaathebe of Human Capital Maximisers  from the John Taolo District.

 Best Medium Sized Business:

Maria Kantwan of Kantwan Liverstock Farming from the Frances Baard District.

 Best Youth Business:

Noncedo Seekoei of Karoo Travel Dimensions from Pixley Ka Seme District

Grace Makhetha
2017 Awards Winner
2017 Awards Winner
2017 Awards Winner


Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund was designed to address the challenges of Women owned enterprises. Its objectives are as follows:

  1.  Provision of credit for Women Enterprise Development.
  2. Capacity building of women beneficiaries  
  3. Support and Mentoring
  4. Lobby and facilitate contract and investments that will be beneficial to women enterprises
  5. Support and facilitate development of linkages between women owned enterprises and big
  6. Provide business development services to Women enterprises
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