Leading transformation in the construction industry

The African Construction Awards, powered by the National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI), recognises key players in the construction industry. The industry awards, now in its 6th year, highlights the year-round pursuit of excellence that is through the passion of leading professionals, entrepreneurs and rising stars working in the industry. The awards bring together 300 of Africa’s most renowed industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of the event, for a celebratory dinner. 

What to expect in 2020?


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Award categories

Get your brand in front of influential leaders

Sponsor the awards and get your brand in front of some of the most influential leaders in the construction industry. Sponsorship packages are tailored to fit any budget and based on specific needs. The multifaceted media and PR campaign supporting the awards programme allows sponsors to highlight their strong commitment to the development and transformation in the construction industry. Sponsors are able to associate their brand with the values of diversity and inclusion and support the development of women in the construction workplace in Africa!

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Table of 10

Submit your nomination

Please note that the quality of your entry content is critical to the judging process, so please keep information brief and relevant. Motivations must not exceed 1500 words.

Supporting documentation that is not accompanied by a motivation letter will not be considered. Supporting documentation should include press releases, news articles, and testimonials relevant to the category entered.

Women in Construction Award

Young Entrepreneur/ Rising Star

Lifetime Achievement Award

Women in Concrete and Construction

Media and Communications Excellence Award

Female Innovator of the Year

African Smart Cities Award

Smart City Technology

Smart Architectural Design

Youth Owned Business

Women Owned Business

Township Business

Rural Enterprise

Investor in Youth Education

For more information about the nomination process and supporting documents contact Roshenda Barendilla: E: roshendabarendilla@dmgevents.com | T: +27 21 700 5513

Introducing our 2020 judges:

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NAFBI 2020 Confirmed categories:


  • Women excellence achievement 
  • Black business lifetime achievement 
  • Disaster management 
  • Rural infrastructure leading to job creation 
  • Township infrastructure leading to job creation 


Founded in 1979, NAFBI is the oldest and largest Black Construction Industry Federation with over 6,800 members. Companies include Contractors, Builders, Professionals and Artisans. NAFBI is a member of Business Unity South Africa, and is represented in all nine provinces of the Republic of South Africa.


For more information contact our awards team:

Maxine Burke

E: maxineburke@dmgevents.com

M: +27 839288830

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