15 December 2017

Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) has been awarded by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) and has received the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality. Stadium Management South Africa’s CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar accepted the award in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 9 December 2017.

“We have had a fantastic year as a team and as a service provider to the biggest events in South Africa, Stadium Management South Africa has kept quality delivery and development in the industry on par with other global events and we have been recognized as global leaders in eventing. SMSA is proud to be awarded by ESQR and privileged to be given a platform where we can share our knowledge with other business leaders”, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO Stadium Management South Africa.

This award recognizes the organizations, companies, public administrations and individuals, with superior development efforts and overall excellence, which are most committed to economic progress, both for them and their communities as a whole. Stadium Management South Africa has continued its growth and success in 2017, hosting multiple large- scale events.

About Jacques Grobbelaar

Jacques Grobbelaar is the Chief Executive Officer of Stadium Management South Africa (“SMSA”) a 2011 International Stadium Business Awards™ award winner and South Africa’s top sports venue management company commercializing and promoting the FNB Stadium, Rand Stadium, and Dobsonville Stadium and Orlando Stadium.

In 2017 Mr. Grobbelaar has been awarded:
The National Business Awards 2017 – Top Performing Business Leader of the Year
Winner 2017 The Bizz Award for Business Excellence
Winner 2017 International Arch of Europe (IAE) Award
Champion South African of the Week (Radio SAFM)
Winner 2017 Europe Business Assembly Manager of the Year (Jacques Grobbelaar)

Mr. Grobbelaar has 21 years of experience in the stadium-and-event industry’s event master planning and commercialisation. He has delivered more than 980 large and major events in South Africa, including the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the African Cup of Nations in 1996 and 2013, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup SA™ at stadiums including Ellis Park, Johannesburg Stadium, Kings Park, FNB Stadium and Orlando Stadium.

About Stadium Management South Africa

Stadium Management SA (SMSA) is South Africa’s leading stadium management group managing four flagship stadiums in the Metropolitan of Johannesburg, namely the iconic FNB, historic Orlando, Dobsonville and Rand. These government-owned venues are privately and independently administered by SMSA on a full financial risk basis with the significance of this being that, SMSA does not receive any management fee, subsidy or grant. This means that SMSA independently funds the commercial business of these multi-purpose, adaptable venues capable of hosting world-class events in the sports and entertainment industries, as well as conferences and political rallies.