Another accolade for Joburg Market
Joburg Market Acting CEO, Ms Patronella Telela (second from left) receives the Public Sector Innovation Prize from the Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Ayanda Dlodlo. She's flanked by Francisca Mokgoro, James Phaahla and Thomas Mawasha
The Joburg Market's ONLINE SHOPPING SYSTEM was a runner up in the 2011 Public Sector Innovation Awards held on Friday, 04 November 2011 at Emperor's Palace.
The online shopping system was launched in 2009, and in the process made the Joburg Market the first produce market in the continent to offer buyers on the other side of the world opportunity to place an order for fresh produce online, view prices with all the grading and sizes, and choose preferred shipping method virtually, without the buyer having to visit the Market.
The online shop is available as a link on the Joburg Market website.
The prestigious award ceremony was graced by the newly appointed Minister for Public Service and Administration Mr. Roy Padayachie and the Deputy Minister Ms Ayanda Dlodlo.
The Public Sector Innovation Awards is organised by the Centre for Public Service innovation (CPSI), an initiative of the Minister for Public Service and Administration established to facilitate the unearthing, development and implementation of innovative ideas within and throughout the public service to enhance public service delivery through innovation partnerships and projects.
Thus, the awards are aimed at creating a climate in which innovation is prized, encouraged and rewarded.
The outstanding celebration saw the Chris Hani District Municipality's Rural Sustainable Villages Project scoop the coveted Public Sector Innovator of the Year award.