Exhibitors 2018

  • Accenture

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

  • Airports Company South Africa

    Airports Company South Africa was formed in 1993 as a public company under the Airports Act (No. 44 of 1993) and, although majority owned by the South African Government, is legally and financially autonomous and operates under commercial law. Over the years, the company has transformed a fragmented, infrastructural parastatal into a focused, customer driven, efficient and commercially successful business, whose airports have become critical success factors to Brand South Africa. Airports Company South Africa SOC Ltd (the Company) owns and manages a network of nine airports in South Africa, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports. In 2017, the nine airports facilitated nearly 41 million passengers. The Company is involved in equity investments abroad and provides technical advisory and consultancy services to other airports globally. Our majority shareholder is the South African Government (74.6%). In line with the South African Government’s objectives, we focus on creating sustainable value that positively impacts our business, our people and society, and our environment over the short, medium and long term. We do this by managing the Company in an integrated manner.

  • Armscor

    Armscor is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence and our mandate is to efficiently and effectively provide our Armed Forces with state-of-the-art defence materiel to conduct safety, security and peacekeeping missions in maintaining the sovereignty of our country and Africa at large.
    It remains is committed to driving creativity and innovation in collaboration with strategic partners. The organisation also provides marketing support to the South African Defence Industry (SADI)

  • Chairman Industries

    Chairman Industries is a wheelchair and disability aids manufacturer in Jeppestown, Johannesburg that pride ourselves in our service and care of the disabled community of Southern Africa. Chairman Industries was founded by Neville Cohen in 1983 to provide a service for disabled people that lacked quality equipment and the independence they deserve. Since 2010 the company has been owned and run by Viv Sierra who has engrained a sense of quality and work ethic that flows through to the products we produce. Chairman Industries continues to work towards and strive for the improvement and supply of quality mobility equipment and disability aids in order to provide total and confident care and complete independence to those with disabilities and mobility impairments. We work closely with rehabs, hospitals as well as privately with customers and patients as well as along side funders and providers such as the Road Accident Fund, Workman’s Compensation Fund and most medical aids.


    GPAPD provides a service to job-seekers with a disability, putting them in touch with employers who are committed to employment equity. Very often training and skills development are simply not enough, since misconceptions still exist around the placement of persons with disabilities into mainstream work. The placement project further offers prospective employers practical advice about the accessibility of workplaces, training staff in sensitisation of disability issues, and assistance with workplace equality and career advancement planning.

  • The Masisizane Fund

    The Masisizane Fund (NPC) is an initiative of Old Mutual South Africa, established in 2007 following the closure of the Unclaimed Shares Trust. The mandate of the Fund is to contribute meaningfully to employment creation, poverty eradication and reduction of inequality, economic growth and the attraction of investment. This is achieved through the promotion of entrepreneurship, enterprise finance and support to small, micro and medium enterprises.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft South Africa’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of our mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create and speaks to our new worldview which is rooted in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud. The intelligent edge is the interface between the cloud and the real world. It is the layer of mobile devices we use to access the data in the cloud, speeding up the processing power of the internet of things, helping this new world to react faster to changing conditions, and become more efficient. Our Business applications, Applications and Infrastructure, and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, are designed to help accomplish effective digital transformation, by empowering employees, engaging customers, optimising operations and transforming products. Through gaming, Modern Life, and Modern Workplace we are driving quality engagement to create empowered experiences.

  • The National Student Financial Aid Scheme

    The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a state-owned entity, established in terms of an act of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. It is responsible for providing bursaries to eligible students at all public universities, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges throughout the country. In addition to the managing of funds granted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), NSFAS administers funding on behalf of the Department of Basic Education and Training and the Department of Social Development amongst other national and provincial government departments and entities.

  • OUTsurance

    OUTsurance is a formidable player in the short term insurance market. As a values-based organisation we take our reputation for awesome service and innovation seriously and strive for excellence in all we do. OUTsurance is a customer-centric and dynamic financial services company with a global foot print and a proud history of innovation. We are vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome dynamic culture encapsulated by the ethos that clients and staff “always get something OUT.” Our success can be attributed, amongst other things, to the outstanding people that work for us.

  • SPAR

    Established in 1963, SPAR South Africa operates four retail formats. These are SPAR, SPAR Express, KWIKSPAR and SUPERSPAR.
    South Africa was the first country outside of Europe to join the SPAR organisation. In 2013, a complete revamp of the service departments took place, focusing attention on the level of service instore and the professionalism of staff. SPAR South Africa grants licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all of the current store portfolio being independently owned.

  • Qunu

    Our Radical Disability Framework which we implement as
    a service for our clients is tightly managed and matched to all
    the BBBEE elements with our intention being to help our clients to meet their legislative requirements, while deriving benefits like loyalty, smart-working and other benefits which are typically associated with employing people with disabilities.

  • The South African Social Security Agency

    The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) was established in April 2006 through the SASSA Act of 2004. SASSA derives its mandate from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996). Section 27 of the Constitution states that “everyone has the right to social security including if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents, appropriate social assistance.

  • South African National Parks

    South African National Parks is a statutory body governed by the National Parks Act 57 of 1976 as amended. The provisions of the Act set the overall responsibility of the organization with the Minister of Environmental Affairs and accountability sits with a non-executive Board that is elected by the Minister every three years. South African National Parks (SANParks) has been tasked with the responsibility of acquiring and managing protected areas which in the country, excluding KwaZulu- Natal, Gauteng and North West province. The latter two because they do not own any proclaimed national parks.

  • The South African National Council for the Blind

    The South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) is a registered nonprofit organisation striving to meet the needs of all blind and partially sighted people in South Africa. Founded in 1929, the SANCB’s provision of support includes: community- based rehabilitation, social and economic development support for blind persons through groups at community level, education and training, the provision of assistive devices, prevention of blindness and the restoration of sight through cataract operations. The organisation consists of highly specialised departments, whose work run as long-term projects, since they address real needs that have been identified. The organisation works throughout South Africa with its membership of more 100 organisations.

  • Sitwell Consulting

    Sitwell Consulting are Experts in the provision of solutions to overcoming barriers in the built environment. We provide Assessment, Universal Access Assessments and Reports to ensure the buildings compliance with SANS10400-S and International Best Practice Standards. We also provide products and full turn-key project management in the implementation of solutions to overcoming barriers in the built environment. Through strategic partnerships with experts in the areas of Sensitisation and Policy Development and Health & Safety we are able to provide a holistic solution to assisting Corporates in becoming Disability Confident.

  • Synergy Transformation Solutions

    Synergy Transformation Solutions (STS) is a B-BBEE Level 1, 100% Black-owned, 31% Black Women Owned Transformation Advisory and Skills Development firm. Its services are tailored towards ensuring that the B-BBEE Codes are implemented in a manner that yields maximum benefit for clients whilst ensuring initiatives lead to a measurable and sustainable impact for South Africans. The company provides turnkey transformation advisory and implementation solutions, which encompass generic and all sector charters.

  • Training Force

    We understand that we are changing lives for the better. With skill, passion and drive we are committed in improving and uplifting people’s lives, stimulating business and growing economy through world class training. Training Force is a registered training provider focused on delivering industry and job-specific skills assessments and training interventions to businesses and their employees across a variety of industries. Since our establishment in 2003, we have provided over 3,000 companies with training interventions and upskilled over 80,000 workers through our branches across South Africa. Our aim is to provide businesses with a more productive workforce by delivering practical training programmes that upskill and uplift employees. The training programmes offered by Training Force are aligned with SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority), the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and accredited with SETA Quality Assurance departments.

  • Corteva Agriscience

    Corteva AgriscienceTM is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPontTM. It brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. It will be working across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. The company aims to help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

  • Transnet

    At Transnet, we are uniquely positioned to provide integrated, seamless transport solutions for our customers in the bulk and manufacturing sectors. Our infrastructure and services are intended to benefit South Africa as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a whole, facilitating economic, domestic, regional and global activity. We conduct all our business in terms of our values, ensuring that in everything we do, Transnet builds, delivers, innovates and cares.

  • The Hope Home

    The Hope Home was first established in 1916 when mining magnate, Raymond Schumacher, placed his home on Westcliffe Ridge in trust for the purpose of housing disabled children. Hope Home was named after his wife, Hope, which epitomizes everything the Home stands for, with an overarching focus on improving the quality of the lives of physically disabled children. Later in 1929 the Hope School was established by the Department of Education on the Hope Home premises to provide a holistic environment for children with physical disabilities. Hope School works to address the needs of these remarkable children, helping them grow in confidence, gain a measure of independence and reach their full potential.

  • South32

    South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at its operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. Its purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

  • WTSA

    WTSA is a nonprofit association which aims to make a sustainable impact on lives on and off the court. We believe sport should be accessible and affordable to all – we all deserve the chance to be healthy, active and included in society.
    Through our programmes we uplift and develop some of SA’s most vulnerable citizens – the physically disabled from largely rural, remote or township communities – as players and coaches providing lifelong skills and an opportunity for decent employment and new experiences.

  • SABC

    CSI at the SABC supports community causes and projects that enable the participation of various SABC platforms and successfully highlights the caring side of the business.
    It has been agreed that the CSI programme of the SABC, as implemented by the Foundation, should be more directed and strategic so as effectively to serve both developmental and corporate needs. This will also enable the Foundation to establish meaningful project partnerships, to monitor and evaluate outcomes of CSI/SED projects, and to build ‘know how’ and developmental expertise from its involvement in projects. It will also enhance the reputation of the SABC as a responsible corporate citizen.

  • The National Youth Development Agency

    The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The NYDA was established by an Act of parliament, Act no 54 of 2008. The institution was established to be a single, unitary structure, established to address youth development issues at National, Provincial and Local government level.

  • GFPA Foundation

    GFPA Foundation, a registered NPO, PBO is an information and skills development Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programme for school and post- school learners with a particular focus on aviation and space. Our programme includes the use of design thinking, technology, and innovation to inform, connect, motivate and inspire the next generation of makers and problem solvers in the aviation and aerospace industry. The organisation is currently operating in Botswana, Cameroon and South Africa.

  • Siyakha Consulting

    Siyakha Consulting is a market leading transformation consulting firm with specialists divisions focussing on Transformation, Advisory, Development and People Services. The company’s areas of expertise include tailor made and solution-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Advisory Services and Consulting and the related services to support compliance and long-term sustainability. The key differentiator for Siyakha lies in its ability to implement. It focuses on the provision of services that support application of best practise and achievement of local relevance in South Africa and across Africa in development, people Services and transformation.

  • Old Mutual

    Old Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key market segments in 17 countries. The lines of business include Life and Savings, Property and Casualty, Asset Management and Banking and Lending. These are rooted in its purpose of Championing Mutually Positive Futures Every Day. The company’s belief is that a great customer experience is anchored in a great employee experience. It also invests in young future leaders.

  • Random Harvest South African

    Open 7 days a week, the Random Harvest South African indigenous plant nursery offers about 800 species of plants in the retail and wholesale sections of the nursery. Whether it’s trees, shrubs, flowering plants, bulbs, grasses, succulents or water plants you require, you are sure to find them here.

  • The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa

    The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) is a non-governmental, registered non- profit organisation with a footprint throughout South Africa with nine Provincial Associations for Persons with Disabilities (APDs) with numerous projects and branches serving persons with disabilities at grass root level.

  • jumping Kids

    Johan Snyders launched jumping Kids in 2009. His vision was to provide the latest prosthetic limb technology to child amputees in South Africa and Africa.
    He became aware of thousands of children living with amputations without access to adequate prosthetic solutions or rehabilitation. Recognizing an opportunity to make a difference, the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund came into being.
    Jumping Kids is a registered not-profit that provides access to lower limb prosthetic solutions to those who need it most, children living with amputations from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre

    Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre realised in 2006 already that there is a huge gap in the education system and that is where we are already making a difference and will continue to do so in the future. Our programmes are developed to equip the person with essential skills in a workshop environment over a short period of time. On completion of the course the trainee will be competent in a specific field and will be able to start working immediately, either as an employee of a large corporation or even as an entrepreneur, and as a result also providing jobs to other less fortunate individuals.

  • Progression

    Progression offers organisations a complete range of Skills Development, Disability Management, Consulting and Recruitment services. We integrate people with disabilities into the workplace through learnership opportunities. Since its establishment in 2002 Progression continues to inspire transformation across multiple landscapes. Through our in-depth knowledge of the Skills Development element on the B-BBEE scorecard, Progression assists you in training and developing your employees and non-employees in a way that makes good business sense and is aligned to the company’s strategic objectives. Our solutions follow a best practice approach which focuses on the skills and abilities of an individual in relation to the job function, the school environment as well as in the community.