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Transnet Port Terminal’s Female East London Manager Scoops BWA Awards

Aug 3, 2018
Transnet Port Terminal’s Female East London Manager Scoops BWA Awards

At the end of July, Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) hosted their annual Regional Businesswoman of the Year Awards (RBWOYA) event, where 'queens' were crowned for being the best in business.

The Businesswomen’s Association recognises outstanding South African businesswomen for their valuable contribution to their local economy or on a national basis through its annual awards programme.

TPT’s East London Terminal Manager, Wandisa Vazi, took home this year’s award in the ‘women in government’ category.

“I feel truly honoured to have been recognised amongst so many amazing and talented women. With accepting this award I’m also glad to be representing Transnet, which as a company constantly encourages all staff to embody the values of innovation and leadership that are synonymous with our Transnet Port Terminals operations.

"It’s also extremely fitting that these awards have taken place just before women’s month commences in SA. My goal is to keep making strides in the workplace by continually improving Cape Channel’s overall culture of business excellence and to drive the terminal’s volume growth and diversification strategies. I want to play my part in TPT’s goal of becoming a top 5 terminal operator in 5 years in the logistics and supply chain sector,” stated Vazi.

For sixteen years, the BWA has been celebrating and honouring outstanding East London women in business for their contribution to the economy and society. RBWOYA are a set of annual events aimed at celebrating the success of women in each BWA branch.

With up to six categories (including emerging entrepreneur, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, professional, corporate and government), the awards recognize remarkable women whose achievements in the workplace are inspirational, and positively influence their local economies.

The awards provide a platform to showcase women achievers with the hope of inspiring other women to reach for their dreams.

“We are very proud of what Wandisa has achieved by winning this award which is well deserved. She is an important part of our Eastern Cape management team and her commitment to excellence shows in the operational performance and overall quality service delivered to our East London customers who include some of the world’s leading automotive brands.

"The East London Terminal plays a vital role in contributing towards the region’s economy so it is comforting to know that our management is being acknowledged for being the cream of the crop,” said Velile Dube, TPT’s GM: Cape Channel.

The East London Terminal has a Ro-Ro (Roll on, Roll off) facility, the largest grain silo on the South African coastline and a combi terminal with facilities for handling break bulk and containers.

The NOSCAR rated Ro-Ro facility includes a sophisticated multi-level car terminal. The terminal handles import and export cargo like motor vehicle components, textiles, sugar, rice, timber, scrap steel, automotive and chemicals.