African ICT Achiever's Award


"A truly Africa wide ICT Awards programme, endorsed by Nepad, the African ICT Achievers Programme, has at its core a central theme, one that touches the lives of all Africans, namely to "Make the African Century a Reality". Since its inception in 1998, the African ICT Achievers Programme has built a strong foundation of recognition and reward for those ICT individuals and organisations who have made a difference to the ICT industry in Africa. They must have proven achievement in business excellence , innovation, entrepreneurship or through having touched the lives of others less fortunate. They must also have proven that their interaction continues to leverage ICTs to make a difference across
our continent."

SPII Chairman's Award


"A novel electricity vending solution has landed Expertron, a company at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, which is part of the Gauteng Goverment's Blue-IQ initiative, two SPII (the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation) awards from the Department of Trade and Industry. Expertron Managing Director Dr Walter Smuts received the awards from Mr Darkie Africa, the MEC of Economic Affairs in the North West Province at the awards ceremony in Mmabatho on Friday 3 November 2006.

Expertron was selected as one of the ten finalists from amongst 113 entrants to attend the award ceremony in Mmabatho where they were named the winner of the Small Business category, as well as the winner of the prestigious Chairman's award for all categories. This is the second award that Expertron has received for the Cell Power product. At the Africa Utility Week in Cape Town in May this year they also received the Eskom-sponsored Prepayment Innovation Award"