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Join our virtual celebration of the Western Cape’s entrepreneurial talent

23 November 2021

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) recognises the achievements and potential of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Cape. Now in its ninth year, the event celebrates the hard work of our entrepreneurs and their contributions to job creation and economic growth in the Western Cape.


The public is invited to join in on celebrating the journey of these businesses at our WCERA virtual event.


WCERA seeks to create an enabling environment for SMMEs through:


  • Public acknowledgement for business-owners and linking them with requisite business support provided through sponsorships 
  • Showcasing entrepreneurial resilience
  • Bestowing personal recognition to inspirational businesses
  • Stimulating an entrepreneurial culture


A total of R300,000 in prize money (amongst other prizes) will be awarded to the entrepreneurs competing across various WCERA categories, including:


  • Emerging business
  • Women-owned business
  • Innovative business
  • Township business
  • Social enterprise business
  • Youth-owned business 


This year the following 12 businesses are competing in the various categories as well as for the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year 2021”: Best Training, DelMed Logistics, H18 Foundation, Arion Power, Eyasekuhlaleni Gas, FutureMe Holdings, Hypernova, Jacobs Jam Company, Our Poultry Place, Skywalk Innovations, Unyazi Designs and Home Boa.


The event webpage is active, and counting down the days and hours to the live broadcast of the WCERA awards on Thursday 25 November 2021 at 18:00PM.


If you have ever dreamt of formally starting your own small business or have a growing curiosity about entrepreneurship, then this is the online event for you.

Media Enquiries: 

Joe-Mark Arnold

Head of Communications

Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Cell: 021 483 0848