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Let’s name & acclaim!

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Do you know of a local business, organisation or individual that deserves public recognition? Then it’s time to send in your nominations for the 2015 Sanlam Knysna Awards.

Now in their third year, these prestigious awards honour and reward exceptional local companies, business, community leaders, brands and industry players who are making positive impact on our town and the greater Knysna area. Read More

The Sanlam Knysna Awards Winners 2014

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Sanlam Knysna Awards – every one a winner!

The winners of the 2014 Sanlam Knysna Awards were announced at a spectacular awards evening at the Simola Hotel on evening of 6th November 2014. The capacity audience of 120, made up of nominees, their families and friends plus representatives from the event’s major sponsors, were treated to a Champagne and sushi reception, fabulous live entertainment and a three-course dinner. Read More

Your votes count!

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The voting stage of the 2014 Sanlam Knysna Awards is now underway and everyone who lives or works within the greater Knysna area is urged to take part.

The Awards present a unique opportunity for local people to recognise and reward the achievements of enterprises, organisations and individuals who are making an outstanding contribution to our community. Read More

The Sanlam Knysna Awards Winners 2013

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The aim of the Sanlam Knysna Awards is to recognize businesses, business men and women, entrepreneurs, community leaders and individuals who are determined to spur change in our community.

The Inaugural Sanlam Knysna Awards 2013 was initiated in June this year where the general public were encouraged to nominate according to various categories, through an integrated and online voting system. Read More


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The Inaugural Knysna Awards aim to recognize business men and women, entrepreneurs and community leaders and people determined to spur change in our community.

“We strongly believe that enterprises, entrepreneurs and individuals – which advance our towns quest for innovation, quality and productivity- should be recognized”, event organiser, Pieter Cloete said. “Job creation efforts such as local manufacturing needs to be acknowledged, rewarded and encouraged.” Read More

The Knysna Awards 2013

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We are proud to announce the inaugural Knysna Awards that will take place in October 2013.
The awards aim to recognise Knysna enterprises which: produce quality products and the efforts of these enterprises and entrepreneurs place Knysna in a competitive and beneficial position, particularly with regard to technological innovation, trade and investment. It also aims to recongnise community leaders and people determent to spur change in their community, and developing a culture of giving. We would also like to honor brands that are truly Knysna. Read More