The CHRO Awards, 14 November 2024, The Polo Room, Inanda

The annual CHRO Awards recognise CHROs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and award them for outstanding performance and leadership. Billed as the Oscars of HR, the ceremony will host top CHROs, VIPs and business partners for an exquisite evening of networking, entertainment and fine cuisine.

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Celebrate HR excellence with SA's leading CHROs and HR directors

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17:00 - Arrival, Registration and Networking
18:00 - Welcome by Nina Hastie, TV Personality & Comedian
18:10 - Word of thanks from Sungula Nkabinde, Community Manager, CHRO SA
18:15 - Celebrating 2023 CHRO Awards Nominees
18:25 - Entertainment: The Soil
18:40 - Comedy set by Nina Hastie
18:50 - Starters are served
19:20 - HR & Technology Award - presented by Sanlam Corporate
- Transformation & Empowerment Award
- Strategy & Leadership Award - presented by Deloitte
- Employee Value Proposition Award - presented by Momentum Corporate
- Talent Management Award
- Learning and Development Award - presented by GIBS
19:50 - Mains are served
20:30 - Keynote by Kirsten Neuschäfer, South African yachtswoman and adventurer
20:55 - Entertainment by The Soil
21:10 - Dessert is served
21:30 - Young CHRO of the Year Award - presented by Mercer
21:35 - CHRO of the Year Award - presented by Workday
21:40 - Closing by Joël Roerig, Managing Director, CHRO South Africa
21:45 - All winners on stage for photo
21:55 - End

Dress code: Black Tie (Tuxedo and evening gown) or Traditional Chic (Elegant traditional suit or dress befitting the occasion)

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Our location

The Polo Room

Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda


Winners of the 2022 CHRO Awards

  • CHRO of the Year – Njabulo Mashigo (Vodacom SA)
  • Young CHRO of the Year – Phil Tshikotshi (Startek)
  • Strategy & Leadership Award – Pumeza Bam (Liberty)
  • Transformation & Empowerment Award – Njabulo Mashigo (Vodacom SA)
  • HR & Technology Award – Njabulo Mashigo (Vodacom SA)
  • Employee Value Proposition Award – Portia Thokoane (Dark Fibre Africa)
  • Talent Management Award – Enid Lizamore (Santam)
  • Learning & Development Award – Lee-Ann Samuel (Implats)

CHROs of the Year

  • 2019 - Paul Norman, MTN
  • 2020 - Tswelo Kodisang, Discovery
  • 2021 - Dieter Veldsman, Momentum Metropolitan
  • 2022 - Njabulo Mashigo, Vodacom SA

Click here for comprehensive coverage of winners, nominees and the festivities.

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Meet 250 leading CHROs

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  • Award sponsor. R300,000. Hand out the award to the winning CHRO, receive coverage as an award sponsor and host two dinner tables with 16 leading CHROs.
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