2015 Impumelelo Top Empowered Companies
2015 Impumelelo Top Empowered Companies
2016 Crown Quality Awards
2016 Crown Quality Awards
2016 Peace Ambassador Award
2016 Peace Ambassador Award
2017 EBA Socrates International Award
2017 EBA Socrates International Award
2017 Elite Member Certificate
2017 Elite Member Certificate
2017 FNB Stadium Award Saturday Star 22’04’17
2017 FNB Stadium Award Saturday Star 22’04’17
2017 Impumelelo Top Empowered Companies
2017 Impumelelo Top Empowered Companies
2017 International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality 2017
2017 International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality 2017
2017 International Socrates Award Nomination Manager of the Year Award Confirmation
2017 International Socrates Award Nomination Manager of the Year Award Confirmation
2017 Stadium Business Awards Shortlisted Confirmation Letter
2017 Stadium Business Awards Shortlisted Confirmation Letter

SMSA is a multi-award winning and recognized business that continues to be acknowledged in South Africa and internationally.

Stadium Management South Africa has been awarded the Gold and Silver Quality Award for 2018. This awards ceremony will take place in Paris on 2nd March 2019
Stadium Management South Africa is set to receive the International Award for Quality and Business Excellence for firm commitment to Quality and Outstanding Achievements. This award ceremony will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 10 & 11 February 2019
The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) is an organization dedicated to quality improvement techniques recognition and research. ESQR makes a positive contribution to quality culture through its annual conventions and award giving ceremonies in the major cities. It recognizes excellence, disseminates innovation and visionary thinking, spreads knowledge, shares conformity assessment practices and facilitates networking. Dr Jacques Grobbelaar has been awarded the Best Quality Leadership Award by ESQR with the ceremony to be held in Las Vegas on December 10, 2018
This award is for outstanding commitment to quality and excellence. This award will be presented during the International Quality Crown Convention held in London, on the 17th & 18th November 2018.
Dr Jacques Grobbelaar and Stadium Management South Africa has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 16th Annual National Business Awards for 2018 in the category of Top Performing Leader of the Year and National Business of the Year. Over the last 16 years, The 16th National Business Awards and the associated Top Performing Companies and Public Sector publication have become the definitive showcase for South Africa’s most successful companies across sectors. Through rigorous benchmarking and tracking of industry behavior Topco Media researches, identifies and celebrates sustainable growth and impact.

We honor the innovators and the new economic champions so that they can showcase their achievements and share best practices, policies and strategies with other ambitious companies to create an inspirational ripple effect across the economy. The 16th Annual National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2018 at Emperors Palace.

The festival culmination – European Awards Night is dedicated to honoring the best representatives of national business, scientific and culture elite with the festival special awards. This nomination will be announced in Cannes on 5 and 6 October 2018.
This recognition is granted every year to this Companies or Professionals that have achieved an outstanding performance due to the quality of their products and services. This award will be held on the 9th June 2018 in Mexico.
This recognition is granted every year to those companies or professionals that have achieved an outstanding performance due to the quality of their products and services. This award was held on the 9th to the 10th March 2018 in Mexico.
The International Sports Exchange Conference and National Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and Titans Cricket (Pty) Ltd. The conference created a platform for shared insights into administration and management of sports stadia and sports facilities through a panel discussion on key themes. Dr Jacques Grobbelaar a speaker at the conference addressed the delegates on ‘International Best Practices’ … The days of single – use sport facilities are numbered as clubs, community centres and stadia are under increasing pressure to optimize cost for their establishment, management and maintenance.

The panel examined the International Best Practices in the Sports Industry and SuperSport Pak introduced the stadiums and facilities. The conference was held on Thursday 22nd and 23rd March 2018 at the SuperSport Park Stadium.

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar was amongst an illustrious list of people to be honored by the Commonwealth University during the convocation and graduation ceremony that was held on the April 6, 2018 in Dubai. Dr Jacques Grobbelaar was nominated by the Academic Council of the Commonwealth University and received the *Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Specializing in Leadership and Management (Honoris Causa)* in recognition of his service, selflessness and other outstanding contributions in his position as the Chief Executive Officer of Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA). This year’s bestowal ceremony was preceded by the Dubai Top Executive Leadership Summit organized by the Commonwealth University in collaboration with the London Graduate School. The Commonwealth University, a distance learning university, considers the sharing of knowledge extremely important as it leads to sharpening and updating skills and good practice. This Awards ceremony took place in Dubai from the 3rd to the 6th April 2018.
Against strong competition, STADIUM MANGEMENT SA and Dr Jacques Grobbelaar were confirmed as Finalists in the 17th annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards. In its 17th year, the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards recognises companies and individuals for their contribution and commitment to empowerment in South Africa; acknowledging the efforts of businesses, civil society, the public sector and outstanding individuals. According to Top Media and Communication Marketing and Events Director Karla Fletcher: “Our judges were seriously impressed by the calibre of entries received this year. Dividing winners from finalists will not be easy for them. Every leading business has a core priority that it pursues, whether that is to be a sustainability leader, an innovator or an employer of choice. The marketplace should know that all of our finalists have been astutely researched and shown to be the best at what they do.” This awards is taking place on 12th April 2018, at Emperors Palace.
Dr Jacques Grobbelaar has been nominated once again for the Executive of the Year 2018 Award. Launched in 2010, The Stadium Business Awards are the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. In Nuttall, founder, The Stadium Business said: ‘The Stadium Business Awards is about recognizing leadership, innovation and achievements in the delivery, operations and management of sports facilities globally’. The Stadium Business Awards – the Summit is the essential industry meeting of the Year!

The final speaker line up will be a 40 – strong stellar cast of the industry’s movers, shakers and all round disruptors, including Stadium Management SA’s Dr Jacques Grobbelaar to guide the audience as we debate discuss and decide the future of the stadia. The Awards Evening and the Summit takes place from the 11th to the 14th June 2018 in Manchester UK in London.

The World Confederation of Businesses Economy (WORLDCOB) has awarded Stadium Management SA (SMSA) with The Bizz Awards for consistently exceeding the evaluation criteria noted for Business Excellence such as Business Leadership, Quality of Products and/or Services, Management Systems, Innovation and Creativity, Corporate Social Responsibility and results achieved. The World Confederation of Businesses Economy (WORLDCOB) recognises the growth of leading international business and business people. THE BIZZ AMERICAS Awards to be held on the 25th and 26th July 2018 at the St. Regis BAL Harbor Resort in the city of Miami Beach, Florida
International Business Magazine Porto Alegre RS Brazil Awards – Stadium Management South Africa (PTY) LTD has been confirmed to receive The Winner Awards Trophy, an important national and international acknowledgment, as indicated by the magazine’s editorial team, supported by the following criteria: excellent business reputation, recognition, certificates and awards given, successful participation in fairs, conferences, employed technology, actions on sustainability in social causes, in addition to placement in articles in national and international media. SMSA will receive The Winner 2018 Awards at the prestigious Cocktail and Gala dinner ceremony taking place on the 19th January 2018 at the Maksoud Plaza São Paulo in Brazil.
The ‘Summit of Leaders’ has become the traditional grand-scale annual gathering of regional business and academic elite from 48 countries as well as honorable members and partners of the Academic Union, Oxford and the Club of Rectors of Europe. It provides a multicultural platform between business, science, education, R&D, local governments and municipalities – all leaders of social institutions that pursue positive social transformation nationally and globally. Jacques Grobbelaar will be attending The 2017 Awards at the prestigious Cocktail and Gala dinner ceremony taking place on the 19th and 20th December 2017 at The EBA Global Oxford in the UK.

Mr. Jacques Grobbelaar and Stadium Management is again nominated in two (2) categories:

  • The International Socrates Award – This is the personal nomination and the most prestigious award of EBA.
  • The International European Quality Award – This award is given to the company for their high quality of services and products that meet European standards.

Stadium Management South Africa has been selected by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) to receive the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality. This award recognises the organisations, 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. The Convention and the Prize Giving Awards ceremony will take place on the 9th December 2017, at Parkhotel in Vienna Austria.
As recognition for being awarded the Top Business Leader of the Year Award at the National Business of Year Awards ceremony, SMSA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar, was acknowledged as a Champion South African of the week on the 21st of November 2017, by the leading SABC national radio station, SAFM, and their prestigious honours in recognising top performing South Africans around the world.
International Business Magazine Porto Alegre RS Brazil Awards – Stadium Management South Africa (PTY) LTD has been confirmed to receive The Winner Awards Trophy, an important national and international acknowledgment, as indicated by the magazine’s editorial team, supported by the following criteria: excellent business reputation, recognition, certificates and awards given, successful participation in fairs, conferences, employed technology, actions on sustainability in social causes, in addition to placement in articles in national and international media. SMSA will receive The Winner 2018 Awards at the prestigious Cocktail and Gala dinner ceremony taking place on the 19th January 2018 at the Maksoud Plaza São Paulo in Brazil.
Stadium Management South Africa and Jacques Grobbelaar has won The National Business of the Year Awards which was introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. These awards are presented in association with SA’s Top Performing Publication to honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. The National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2017 at Emperors Palace..
Jacques Grobbelaar also won The National Business Awards in the category of Top Performing Business Leader of the Year, which was introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. The National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2017 at Emperors Palace.
Jacques Grobbelaar CEO has been nominated as a finalist amongst 15 other candidates in the country. The Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS is an annual competition that recognizes and honors South African entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship with the aim to inspire others to venture into and succeed in the world of business. Entrepreneur of the Year® Celebratory Dinner and Awards Breakfast is scheduled to take place on 5th September and 6th September 2017 in Johannesburg at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Rosebank.
SMSA is awarded The Bizz Award for quality and excellence where one of the criteria was contributing to the daily growth of local and the world economy. The World Confederation of Businesses Economy (WORLDCOB) recognises the growth of leading international business and businesspeople. This award will be held on 26 and 27 July 2017.

Stadium Management SA (Pty) Ltd is an elite member of WORLDCOB and was awarded in the following categories:

  • WORLD BUSINESS LEADER
  • INSPIRATIONAL COMPANY

Jacques Grobbelaar (CEO) is an elite member of WORLDCOB and was awarded in the following categories:

  • EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
  • WORLD LEADER BUSINESS PERSON
  • EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  • EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

SMSA has received the Arch of Europe Trophy which was presented at the annual International Arch of Europe Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, on 1 July, 2017. SMSA received the 2017 IAE Award in the platinum category, with the company internationally recognized as a driving force for quality and excellence. The Technical University of Madrid or sometimes called Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is a Spanish University, located in Madrid. It was founded in 1971 as the result of merging different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture, originating mainly in the 18th century. Over 35,000 students attend classes during the year.

Jacques Grobbelaar was highly recognized and was received by the UPM the biggest university in Spain as having presented a lecture in the topic of Learning and Growth Perspectives: Business Process Perspective, Customer Perspective, and Technology Perspective – Intelligent Management.

The 2016 Carling Black Label Champion Cup at FNB Stadium is shortlisted for the fan experience of the year award alongside other nominees that include British football fan experiences at Liverpool and Glasgow Celtic (Great Britain) and basketball franchises, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz (United States). The Stadium Business Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. The gala function takes place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, on 22 June 2017.
As recognition for the Manager of the Year international accolade, SMSA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar, was acknowledged as a Champion South African by the leading SABC national radio station, SAFM, and their prestigious honours in recognising top performing South Africans around the world.
For the second time SMSA was awarded the top empowerment leaders of business and industry in South Africa recognising SMSA’s commitment to transformation. This award is endorsed by the South African Trade and Industry Government where some of the key indicators are empowerment, skills development, job creation and performance.
The Socrates Nomination Committee selects best international leaders based on research carried out by the EBA analytic centre. The Manager of the Year award recognises CEOs, company owners and top-level managers who have contributed to the success of their companies through advancing best management practice, and delivering high quality services for employees and customers.
SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was awarded for leadership in the past year and achievements by SMSA. The Socrates Nomination Committee selects best leaders based on research carried out by the EBA analytic centre. The Manager of the Year award recognises CEOs, company owners and top-level managers who have contributed to the success of their companies through advancing best management practice, and delivering high quality services for employees and customers.
SMSA was awarded the business license to trade in Europe by the Europe Business Assembly and the Socrates Nomination Committee.
SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was recognised for excellent leadership and the company’s contribution to surrounding communities by an international and inter-religious network of individuals and organisations. The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) committee includes representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, and is dedicated towards achieving community prosperity and world peace.
SMSA was awarded the BID Corporate Award for Excellence in the gold category for world class service and quality achievements outperforming nominations from 178 countries, SMSA was awarded the Quality Crown Award for Excellence.
SMSA was awarded as top empowerment leaders of business and industry in South Africa. This award is endorsed by the South African Trade and Industry Government where some of the key indicators are empowerment, skills development, job creation and performance.
SMSA was a top five music concert selling business in the world by the United Kingdom-based POLLSTAR.
SMSA was a top three music concert selling business in the world by the United Kingdom-based POLLSTAR.
SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was shortlisted in the Manager of the Year category with the leading Stadium Business Awards, which recognises leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.
FNB Stadium was awarded the Sports Event of the Year award with the leading Stadium Business Awards and the gala function held in Barcelona, Spain, for the 2010 Fifa World Cup final that featured Spain and the Netherlands. It was watched by a global audience exceeding a billion viewers.

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