CBE Gala Awards Banquet – 18 November 2017

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CBE Gala Awards Banquet – 18 November 2017 2018-02-09T21:25:39+00:00

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CBE Gala Awards Banquet – 18 November 2017


The CBE held its much anticipated evening of awards and storytelling on Saturday evening, 18 November 2017 at the Palm Continental Hotel.

Four hundred guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner, music and the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, politicians and stalwarts.

Bonang Mohale, the CEO of Business Leadership SA was the keynote speaker.

Two captivating storytelling sessions were moderated by Neeshan Balton of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Mavuso Msimang and Ebrahim Ebrahim reminisced about the activist days; while Mohamed Timol and Imtiaz Cajee relayed painful memories of the death of Ahmed Timol.

Click here to see details of the awardees :  Brochure Final 2017

Feedback from some of the attendees :

My story on EWN: Gordhan: The sooner the Guptas leave SA, the better it will be.


Great function …thank you

What an awards night.

Pravin Gordan , Makosi khosa, Cas coovadia , Derek Hanekom and so many others. Many movers and shakers of industry. Congratulations to the Congress Of Business and Economics – CBE (as received)

An outstanding event

Absolutely superb event!

What a  wonderful evening. Thank you guys. My table enjoyed every moment of it. The message was great.

I must say, the Timol presentation was very sad. I cannot understand how people could have been so brutal. The message they shared will remain with me.

Well done guys. Proud of you.

Salaams. We thank you for a memorable evening.

It was a GREAT evening!

I’m glad I was there . One of the HIGHLIGHTS of 2017 for me!

It was an enormous pleasure to take part in the storytelling during a truly memorable evening.  Best wish for CBE

Just wanted to say the Gala Function was absolutely FANTASTIC.  The Key Note speech was great and the people at my table were awesome. It’s not every day that you get to sit so close to all these high profile people so I really enjoyed it.

Thank you for a great function last Saturday. It was exceptional and the hospitality remarkable !

Merely one final instance for expressing my  appreciation for the invitation to the CBE’s annual Tribute Dinner. This event has become an institution and is surely incomparable in its purpose and executed with such panache. While there were many highlights during the evening, the final couch-conversations were a real treat for its learning richness and simply for being in the midst of such inspirational figures. Please express my gratitude to the other CBE executives and staff.



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