Despite widespread pessimism over South Africa’s skills shortages and economic prospects, the country has a thriving culture of business innovation capable of flourishing in adversity. This was abundantly clear at The Da Vinci Institute / TT100 Business Innovation Awards Programme, where the quality of the award winners revealed the depth of innovation in South African companies of all sizes, from emerging and small enterprises to medium-sized and large companies. From car-locking systems that won’t let the driver behind the wheel when over the blood alcohol limit to technology that ensures the integrity of cleaning procedures in the food and beverages industry, the achievements of the winners show how companies are putting their talents to work to overcome uniquely South African challenges. The 2016 TT100 awards – the 25th edition since the programme was established in 1991 – were presented at the Johannesburg Country Club on Thursday October 27, under the auspices of TT100: The Da...

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