KZN Top Business Awards 2017 : Community And Social Services : THE WINNER IS SmartXchange


THE WINNER IS ... SmartXchangeSmartXchange is an innovation node and a dynamic young business incubation centre established to promote and support the region’s vision to be the technology hub of Africa. The SmartXchange strategic focus places an emphasis on job creation and economic enhancement.

Green Office

Green Office is an independent document solutions provider that works to add value and reduce waste in businesses. Green Office is the founder of greenABLE, a non-profit organisation that creates employment and skills development opportunities for previously disadvantaged individuals with disabilities. greenABLE’s recycling initiative sees beneficiaries working to clean and dismantle collected printer cartridges.

The Wonderbag is a proudly South African portable slow cooker that was the brainchild of a female South African social entrepreneur, Sarah Collins. It provides a means to cook nutritious food, while saving time and electricity. Intrinsic to the brand is the aim to change people’s lives for the better with over one million bags being sold to date.

The Wonderbag’s factory and head office is based in Tongaat, with the intention of uplifting this North Coast community and creating job opportunities for local residents. The Wonderbag has become synonymous with empowerment and helping those less fortunate. With every purchase made a percentage of proceeds goes towards the Wonderbag Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that distributes Wonderbag’s into rural African communities for families in need.