Since 1983, Leadership magazine has recorded, promoted and indeed actively pursued the changes in South Africa’s political and business landscape. Luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Patrice Motsepe, FW de Klerk, Richard Branson and many more have graced its pages, guiding readers towards a realisation of the sacrifice, honour and rewards that leadership implies, and inspiring them to adopt the mantle of leadership themselves.

At the same time, Leadership has established itself as South Africa’s most-awarded business-to-business magazine. It is in this spirit of excellence that the inaugural Leadership Awards has been launched: to identify, celebrate and reward the brand of visionary business leadership that the times demand.

“It is a law of life that problems arise when conditions are there for their solutions” - Walter Sisulu

A nationwide campaign will urge South African companies, including State-Owned Companies, to nominate those executives whose achievements and character reflect the values of visionary leadership - outstanding individuals with the vision, courage, empathy, service, clarity of purpose and big, bold ideas to inspire others to unlock their own visionary leadership potential.

Judges of impeccable standing will ensure a credible, objective judging process. Category winners will receive a Leadership Award as well as have their stories celebrated in Leadership magazine and national media.