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Empowering success at Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Conference in Sun City, North West
The Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER conference culminated in resounding success as the final event of the year, rounding off a triumphant journey that spanned three provinces. This dynamic conference, held on 17 August 2023, marked an empowering milestone for business and corporate women across South Africa. 7 Sep 2023 Read more

Winners of Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Durban announced
Topco Media, a leading media company focused on empowering entrepreneurs, is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Durban event. This milestone marks the second stop in the EmpowHER Development Series, with the final event set to take place in North West in August. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Winners of Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Cape Town announced
Topco Media, a leading media company focused on empowering entrepreneurs, is thrilled to announce the winners of the Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Cape Town event. This marks the first stop in the EmpowHER Development Series, with the second having taken place in Durban and the final event to follow in the North West in August. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

Top Empowerment Awards 2023 celebrates South Africa's transformation pioneers
The 22nd annual Top Empowerment Awards Ceremony, presented by Topco Media in association with Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies, was held at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg on the evening of 20 July 2023. 3 Aug 2023 Read more

Public sector leaders celebrates Mandela Month
Our cover icon this month is Vodacom Business' managing executive of public enterprise, Poppy Tshabalala, who spoke to public sector leaders about the outstanding solutions they are finding to society's challenges. The importance of a strategic relationship between the private and public sectors cannot be understated, especially given the kind of challenges South Africa is facing. 27 Jul 2023 Read more

Top Empowerment Awards 2023 finalists
The prestigious Top Empowerment Awards, now in its 22nd year, is set to honour outstanding leaders and organisations in South Africa who have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to empowerment and transformation. These awards have become the pinnacle of recognition for the country's business elite, celebrating their inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and action in driving empowerment and transformation. The finalists for the Top Empowerment Awards 2023 have been revealed, showcasing the extraordinary achievements of these exceptional individuals and organisations. 20 Jul 2023 Read more

Nedbank Top Empowerment Conference begins this week!
Advancing Africa's economic potential through purpose-led transformation 18 Jul 2023 Read more

Nedbank Top Empowerment Conference: Exciting lineup of partners and speakers announced
Topco Media, a leading events and media company, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Nedbank Top Empowerment Conference, set to take place on 19-20 July 2023. This prestigious event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and influencers to discuss 'Advancing Africa's Economic Potential Through Purpose-Led Transformation'. 7 Jul 2023 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER conference is live again and making its way through South Africa
Standard Bank Top Women will commence their regional one-day conference across various provinces in South Africa in 2023. This set of live regional conferences is part of the EmpowHER development series for women entrepreneurs, which is sure to see ambitious female business owners flock to its Pitching Den launching on 25 May in Cape Town. Thereafter in Durban on 29 June and in North West on 17 August. 9 Jun 2023 Read more

Preparations for the 2023 Top Empowerment Conference in full swing
Conference returns to in-person event mode for the first time since the pandemic as Nedbank unveiled as naming rights partner. 25 Apr 2023 Read more

The not-to-miss hologram appearance at Sentech Africa Tech Week 2023
Have you ever seen a live hologram? Sentech Africa Tech Week is proud to announce that this year's conference is opening up with something a little different:, tech entrepreneur, musician and co-founder & CEO of FYI, will be joining more than 400 leaders from across different industries for a Q&A session via live hologram, live from Los Angeles, midnight Pacific Time, 9am Central African Time, where he will be interviewed by Leanne Manas, award-winning South African journalist, to kick-off an exciting week. 25 Apr 2023 Read more

November Public Sector Leaders highlights 16 Days of Activism
This November edition of PSL focuses on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children and is covered in depth in our feature article. Continuing to look at this tragic reality, we bring you an update on child protection measures and reflect on the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill (NCGBVF). 18 Nov 2022 Read more

Women rising above the noise hailed at annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2022
With over 700 attendees and a combination of over 30 phenomenal women across Africa, and organisations advocating for gender equality and women empowerment that have been honoured for their work at the Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2022, the fastest growing gender-empowered awards platform took place on 10 November 2022 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Under the theme, 'Rise Above the Noise', the programme was aimed at uplifting and celebrating companies and women that continue to do great work in their respective fields. 15 Nov 2022 Read more

October Public Sector Leaders features Premier Alan Winde
This October edition of PSL focuses on Transport Month as well as Marine Month and on the front cover we are delighted to feature Western Cape Premier Alan Winde - whose wide-ranging interview with us is the lead story - in it we get in-depth insight into the province's strategies for infrastructure development, transport and growth of the tourism industry. 19 Oct 2022 Read more

Private and public organisations are proud to be part of the Standard Bank Top Women Conference
South Africa's longest-running gender-empowering conference is set to take place on 12-13 October 2022. 14 Oct 2022 Read more

Leading women of industry in Africa gather for the Standard Bank Top Women Virtual Conference
Despite a global pandemic and recent economic downturns, progress has been made towards advancing the role and standing of South African women in business. Has it been quick enough? According to research, South Africa is one of only 12 economies globally where the number of women entrepreneurs has risen over previous years, with 11% of working-age women currently engaged in some form of entrepreneurial activity (up from 10% in 2020)1. At the same time, female representation in the boardroom of JSE-listed companies has risen to 15%, a two-percent increase from the last year2. 12 Oct 2022 Read more

September Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates heritage, tourism and public servants

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This September edition of PSL focuses on Heritage Month, Tourism Month as well as Public Service Month, and on the front cover we feature the CEO of Numolux Group, Hilton Klein.
 16 Sep 2022 Read more

Topco Media launches the Standard Bank Top Women 'Empow(Her)' Entrepreneurs Development Series
The 'Empow(Her)' Entrepreneur Development Series seeks to equip women leaders and entrepreneurs with the skills to build successful enterprises that drive South Africa's economic development. 8 Sep 2022 Read more

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