Maksure Walks Away with the Best-Established Black Business Award at the BBQ AWARDS: South Africa’s Premier Black Business Awards.

On Friday the 24th March 2023, Maksure Risk Solutions was recognized as the Best Established Black Business in South Africa at the BBQ Awards Ceremony that was held at the Emperors’ Palace, in Johannesburg. The Awards consist of 10 categories open to individuals, black-owned and empowered companies and organisations in South Africa.

In a star-studded event attended by high profiles, musicians, comedians and government officials including Deputy President of South Africa, Mr. Paul Mashatile, Maksure Risk Solutions beat other nominations in the category and took home the award. The other nominees were from the gaming and lottery as well as power and energy sectors. The Awards seek to promote black business excellence and sustainability through the recognition of good corporate governance, leadership and achievement.

Maksure, Managing Director, Mr. Simba Makwembere, received the award.

“Maksure Risk Solutions has been a recipient of a few awards in the last few years including Best Insurance Innovation in Africa and last year, Top Insurance Broker for Old Mutual, however, this evening’s award is special as it is the first time we have been recognized by a non-insurance industry focused body. It is an award which transcends economic sectors and industries, it is at national level. This award bears testament that there is huge business opportunities for black businesses in the financial services sector in South Africa, particularly in the insurance sector. Thank you once again  to the Black Business Council for recognizing us at this level”, says Simba Makwembere.

Present at the ceremony was Mr. Knight Mawere. Chief Operations Officer who jubilantly added, “This recognition couldn’t have come at better time than now, as we prepare to celebrate our 10th year anniversary.  We have built a solid business anchored on world-class relationships and infrastructure”.

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About Maksure Risk Solutions

Maksure Risk Solutions is an Afro-Global independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker with business footprint in Africa, Asia, East & Western Europe, South America and the Caribbean. We provide innovative and tailor-made risk solutions in Insurance and Reinsurance as well as Risk Financing and Actuarial Consulting geared towards capital management and strengthening our client’s balance sheet. Maksure is also one of the major players in Captive Management (Establishment & Management) in South Africa, Mauritius, Bermuda and various other jurisdictions. We have access into the Lloyds of London with a deep understanding of African markets. Our global nature ensures that our clients access quality capacity as well as some of the world’s latest thinking and solutions.