Categories and Criteria 2021

Category 1: Project Delivery Excellence of the Year – Women-owned Construction Entity

This award aims to recognise women-owned projects that have demonstrated overall excellence in project implementation, met the client’s requirements and have been led by an effective project team. Project criteria include sustainability and the provision of innovative solutions for the client.

Sub-categories:
  1. Civil
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Electrical
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. General Building
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Mechanical
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Specialist Works
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned construction entities (51% ownership or more).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 2: Rural Project of the Year

This category recognises women-owned construction entities who have motivated and completed a successful project within the rural environment.
Rural is defined as a district or small settlement outside urban areas.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned construction entities (51% ownership or more) with a completed project in a rural area.
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 3: Mentoring Entity of the Year

This category awards an entity within the construction industry that is positively contributing to the development and support of women in the construction industry.  The entity is providing skills-based training, formal mentorship programmes and on the job support for women in the organization.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Any entity within the construction industry – public or private sector.
  • Where relevant, the entity must hold active registration with the cidb.
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Category 4: Transformation Entity of the Year

This award is to highlight that the entity has supported and continues to support their women employees and nurtures talent in a way that has helped them to grow and mature within their fields. The entity must display support of the gender agenda through the implementation of a transformation policy to enhance the sustainability of women.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Any entity within the broader construction industry – public or private sector. 
  • Where relevant, the entity must hold active registration with the cidb.
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Category 5: Innovative Entity of the Year 2020

This award aims to recognise the entity utilising new technologies and showing innovation in their approach to projects and/or their business. Technological advances can lead to significant transformation in ways in which infrastructure is planned, procured, delivered and maintained. The Award will recognise those entities bravely adopting these technologies.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned construction entities (51% or more ownership).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 6: Business Resilience of The Year – (Covid)

This award aims to recognise the entity that showed resilience, agility and adaptability in 2020 during the COVID pandemic.  The entity will have survived and may even have thrived during this period, kept staff employed or paid, fulfilled client obligations and where possible, completed projects.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Any women-owned construction entities (51% or more ownership).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 7: Youth-owned Woman Construction Entity of the Year

This category recognises an entity owned by a female aged 35 years or younger. The entity must be sustainable, display a good track record for over two years, and be contributing to the empowerment of women and the industry as a whole.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Women-owned construction entities (51% or more ownership).
  • Owned by woman/women under 35 years of age as at 31 December 2020.
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 8: Woman-owned Construction Entity of the Year

This award aims to recognise a key woman player with 51% or more ownership of a construction entity. The individual has managed and grown a successful entity in the industry. The individual has contributed significantly to the development of the South African construction industry, through her dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned construction entities (51% or more ownership).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.
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Category 9: Woman Mentor of the Year

This award is to recognise the women who have supported and continue to support other women working within the construction industry, who have contributed to nurturing talent in a way that has helped them to grow and mature within their fields.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women working within the construction industry.
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Category 10: Women with Disability Contractor of the Year

This award aims to recognise a disabled woman or women-owned entity within the construction industry who is making a difference and contributing to the upliftment and support of other disabled women within the industry.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Individual women who are disabled and work within the construction industry.
  • Entities owned by a disabled woman within the construction sector.
  • Entities must have active registration with the cidb, where applicable.
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Category 11: Exceptional Woman in Construction Contributor of the Year

This award is to reward a woman working within any sector of the construction industry who is professional, ethical and committed. The recipient shows determination and skill to advance within her field and at the same time promoting and highlighting the contribution by women in the industry

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women working within the construction industry.
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Category 12: Chairman’s Award

This award aims to recognise an outstanding woman-owned entity within the construction industry who has contributed significantly to the development and transformation of women in the South African construction industry, through dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership. The cidb Chairman reserves the right to bestow this award on a worthy recipient of his/her choosing. There will only be one individual or entity recognised.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All individual women-owned entities in the construction industry.
  • Entities must have active registration with the cidb, where applicable.

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