Congratulations to the 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship winners

African Leadership Network

africaawardsdancers.jpgWe 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. –

Outstanding Mature Business Award: OSTEC (Ghana), a leading IT infrastructure services provider with a presence in several West African countries. –

Outstanding Small and Growing Business Award: Trust Industries (Rwanda), a manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of paper products, detergents, and cosmetics. 

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. –


Learn more about the awards on the African Leadership Network's website.