Awards and announcements at Noscars 2017
Nosa’s prestigious safety awards ceremony – the Noscars – saw unprecedented industry achievement in 2017
The 45th annual Noscar and International Awards banquet took place on October 13 at Summer Place in Sandton. Companies on both the Nosa Five Star System and the Nosa Integrated Five Star System, along with the individual winners, were welcomed by Nosa CEO Duncan Carlisle.
Entertainment was provided by local band, Rubber Duc, and the evening was officiated by radio and TV personality Elana Afrika.
The Nosa Group provides occupational health, safety and environmental risk-management services and solutions and is the exclusive provider of both the Nosa Five Star Grading System and Samtrac.
“The Noscar awards evening has been around for 45 years and is a key part of recognising and congratulating our local and international clients, who have achieved excellence during the period under review,” stated Carlisle. Included among the awards for the evening was Afrisam Roodepoort’s 35th Noscar, which is a significant feat for the organisation.
At the event Greg Morris, CEO of MICROmega Holdings Limited, announced the recent acquisition of the Nosa companies by the Carlyle Group (a leading global private equity firm). Morris explained the transaction and the significant opportunities this presents to the Nosa businesses.
“Nosa has experienced strong growth over the last decade and has educated and served more than 90 000 individual learners and professionals annually. The investment by Carlyle will support the ongoing growth of Nosa, while allowing us to realise value for our shareholders,” added Morris.
Nosa was formed in 1951 by the South African government to reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace. The business was acquired and restructured by MICROmega in 2005, which focused on creating a national service provider that met the growing demand for occupational health and safety services.
Nosa offers over 50 safety, health, environmental and quality training courses, including Samtrac.
The Carlyle Group was represented by a contingent headed by Eric Kump, MD of Carlyle sub-Saharan Africa Fund.
At the end of the evening’s proceedings attendees took part in a silent disco – a feature that has become a firm favourite at both Noshcon and the Noscar events.