Get a glimpse of this year’s Future of HR Awards winners – Change isn’t coming… It’s already here!

Get a glimpse of this year’s Future of HR Awards winners - Change isn't coming... It's already here!

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On 24 November, the 7th annual Future of HR Awards took place virtually and was viewed across Africa. The awards ceremony acknowledged HR champions and innovators who are currently putting people at the top of their priority list, and creating work cultures fit for success. The coveted awards ceremony followed the annual Future of HR Summit, which brought together forward-thinking CEOs, directors, tech gurus and business specialists to share strategies for the workplace of tomorrow.

In previous years, Top Honours were awarded to pioneering entities such as Nedbank, DHL Express, BMW SA, Healthy Living Consulting and Gilbarco AFS – to name but only a few! 

The event, in its 7th year, honoured southern Africa’s most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in human capital management, HR innovation and HR tech; highlighting their achievements for local and international peers to emulate and moving the industry forward.


Here is a list of this year’s award recipients: 


Employer of Choice: Large Organisations

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)


Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisations 

Bathu Shoes 


Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy 

HRtorQue Outsourcing 


Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Sage South Africa 


Best Learning and Development Strategy 

Sage South Africa 


Best HR Team of the Year Award 

VKB Group 


Best HR Industry Innovation using technology 



CEO of the Year 

Theo Baloyi – Bathu Shoes 


HR Leader of the Year Award 

Angie Ontong – The Department of Trade and Industry 


HR Rising Star of the Year 

Dr. Ederick Stander – PsychAl Africa 



*Check out the first ever edition of Top HR Leaders – in digi mag format – here.


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