We are proud to present to you the winners of the Legatum sponsored 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. The winners were announced on the 6th November at a glittering gala dinner hosted by the African Leadership Network in Kigali, Rwanda.
Twelve finalists, representing nine countries across Africa, were selected after a rigorous screening process which focused on their business model, financial health, integrity of business practices, and contribution to socio-economic development.
This year's winners are:
Transformational Business Award: Choppies (Botswana), a grocery and general merchandise retailer and the largest retailer in Botswana. It has over 100 stores in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. – www.choppies.co.bw
Outstanding Mature Business Award: OSTEC (Ghana), a leading IT infrastructure services provider with a presence in several West African countries. – www.ostecit.com
Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award: BanaPads (Uganda), which manufactures affordable, eco-friendly sanitary pads by converting banana stems, an abundant and free organic waste, into highly absorbent paper. – www.banapads.org
Learn more about the awards on the African Leadership Network's website.