“We’d like to thank Top Empowerment Magazine, the Black Business Council, Brand South Africa and the Department of Arts and Culture for this award. I am truly honoured to receive it on behalf of E&T Minerals in recognition of our transformational strides.” Says Emmanuel Ngulube, Chief Operating Officer of E&T Minerals.
“It is an even greater honour to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of the past honorees, all of whom have made important contributions to lives in our country and the continent. I am accepting this honour but the award belongs equally to my colleagues at E&T Minerals that I have had the good fortune to work with at the various stages of our business career.
“This is an exciting time for companies to exist. Choosing the right people is a critical first-step decision to arming our business functions with both the tools and mindset needed to blaze a path to success. Using Nelson Mandela as an example, we crafted a mining trading house with a unique culture, talent, and leadership that helped us adopt a winning strategy. By activating the creative power of our people, we jumpstarted the transformation of our organisation by employing a predominantly Black and under-35 workforce that we believe will continue to succeed well into the future.”
Established 19 years ago at the request of Cyril Ramaphosa, Impumelelo was the first directory of top Black-owned and managed companies in South Africa. Since then, the Top Empowerment brand has grown into one of the country’s most well-respected transformation platforms. Recognising the major advancements made by the commitment to boosting Black businesses and business people, Top Empowerment promotes these captains of industry – from page to stage and conference.