It is with sincere gratitude and a humble heart that the Kishugu Group received the MMC/KLCBT President’s Award on Friday, 01 November 2019, at their annual Awards Ceremony at the Emnotweni Arena in Mbombela.
The KLCBT Awards is a platform to showcase excellence in every aspect of the businesses in the Lowveld area.
Kishugu Holdings was awarded the most prestigious award for the evening, the President’s Award. It gives recognition to an individual, or group, or company or institution, who’s contribution to the community and the economic growth of our region, goes above and beyond the criteria and requirements of any of the other awards.
According to this criteria, the winner of this reward has a well-known presence, deeply rooted in our society. Them not being in existence, is almost unimaginable.
Past recipients of the President’s Award included the Hall’s family in 2015 in acknowledgement of their outstanding contribution to Mbombela for over 125 years, the Lowvelder for over 130 years in 2016 and Kruger National Park for over 90 years in 2017. In 2018 RCL Foods, previously known as TSB Sugar, was awarded for their contribution to Malelane for over 58 years and this year, Kishugu’s name were painted in stars among these business giants in the Lowveld.
It came as a complete surprise to our CEO of Aviation, Emile Grobbelaar, who was invited to stage to receive the award on behalf of the Kishugu Group.
According to him, we were again reminded of the excellence of the people and businesses in our region through the recognition of the various other nominees and recipients during the awards ceremony.
“It was totally unexpected but extremely gratifying to be able to share this recognition with all our past and present colleagues who made this possible, thank you very much,” Emile continued.
He congratulated KLCBT on the wonderful work they do and wished the rest of South Africa to be inspired to mimic the attitudes, resilience and excellence of their organisation and its members.
“I would also like to make use of this opportunity to thank especially the founders of our company, Johan Heine and Chris de Bruno Austin, for their vision to grow this business above the horizon – for the greater good.”
The staff who have worked at Kishugu and built it to where it is today, is commendable. I’m proud to be a part of such a winning team,” Emile concluded.