Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards


The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards.

Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognises the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs.

It is vital for an economy to develop a culture of entrepreneurship by facilitating access to markets that contributes to the establishment of new businesses and the creation of jobs and growth. Entrepreneurs create jobs, add economic value and opportunities in their respective industries; and act as role models who inspire others to follow their entrepreneurial ambitions.


There are six categories in the competition:

  • Emerging Business
    A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months with a minimum annual turnover of R50,000.

  • Social Enterprise
    Any revenue generating entity operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, which aims to address a social challenge or need.

  • Most Innovative Business
    Operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer. This refers to an innovative solution or approach to an existing service or product. Continue reading…

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