Breaking Ground SMMEs of The Year


This award celebrates Breaking Ground SMMEs that have managed to gain international traction in the form of their products or services now servicing markets outside of South Africa. The SMME has managed to show significant growth by breaking new ground in foreign lands flying the South African flag high.



1. A registered business in South Africa with CIPC and SARS.
2. Over 3 years in operation.
3. Founded and operating within South African borders.
4. Companies must comply with relevant laws and regulations of government and/or industry regulations in South Africa.
5. Provide proof/evidence of all items in each subcategory you are applying.
6. Companies can enter more than one subcategory but not more than two.
7. Period of measurement: 2022/2023 financial year.

Award Prizes

The Breaking Ground SMMEs of The Year winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of R100 000 presented as a cheque.