Rural-based SMME of The Year


This award celebrates Rural-based SMME who are achieving great success against a rural setting with their creativity, innovation, and impact in their community.



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 Rural-based SMME of The Year winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of R100 000 presented as a cheque.