Finalist: Business with Global Reach
Afrigetics Botanicals runner-up in the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA).
Afrigetics was selected as a 2nd place finalistin the category Business With Global Reach.
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said:
“Since its launch in 2013, PERA has supported businesses across the Western Cape to grow, and we have invested close to R6 million in this initiative. This is because we know that hard-working entrepreneurs need access to a support network, and funding, to achieve success. Over 1200 entrepreneurs have been part of the PERA journey in the past four years, and I hope these awards have also served as a platform to inspire more residents to consider entrepreneurship as a career. I wish the 2017 winners well, and commend them for partnering with us to drive growth and job creation in the Western Cape.”
A panel of ten judges scored the finalists on a set of criteria including growth, jobs, innovation, industry relevance, sustainability, creativity and socio-economic impact.