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The 15 finalists in the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) have been announced for 2017.


Now in its fifth year, the Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) celebrates entrepreneurs’ hard work and their contribution to job creation and growth.

This year, 227 entries were received within the five categories. The successful finalists had the opportunity to present their businesses to an independent judging panel. A diverse group of businesses entered and judges were impressed with the passion and commitment shown by every finalist.

Category winners will be announced on the evening of 20 November at the Century City Conference Centre.

The respective PERA category winners and those in second and third place will be awarded as follows:

Winner (R75 000), second place (R35 000) and third place (R25 000)

The 2017 PERA finalists 


Category 1:  Emerging Business 

Almond Creamery  - Adri Geyser

DeskStand  - Ryan Roberts

Eden All Natural - Debbie Ncube


Category 2:  Established Business 

Cango Wildlife Ranch  - Andrew and Glen Eriksen

DJ Rigging  - Romy & Nick Fredericks

Mologadi LNL  - Lerato Nxumalo


Category 3: Social Enterprise

Fix Forward  - Joshua Cox

Pimp My Book - Mpodumo Doubada

The Clothing Bank - Tracey Chambers and Tracey Gilmore


Category 4: Most Innovative Business 

FruitLips - Elouise Joseph, Deidre Eigelaar and Liebre Jacobs

Have You Heard Marketing - Ryan McFadyen and Jason Stewart

Whipping the Cat - Graeme Wilson


Category 5: Business with Global Reach

Afrigetics Botanicals - Steve Hurt

MPULL - Daryn Smith & Graeme Wilson

Foxolution  - Kerry Motherwell

The Western Cape Government acknowledges entrepreneurs’ valuable role in growing the economy and is determined to provide them with support to grow the economy Better Together.

The Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards is sponsored by:


 Pike Law





The content on this page was last updated on 13 November 2017