The group’s annual Value Star Awards celebrate outstanding members of the team who have made significant contributions over a period of twelve months.
The 2014/15 Value Star Award ceremony which was recently held, saw individuals from each operating company under the O&L Group rewarded for their hard work, commitment and efforts to their respective organizations.
The overall winners of the O&L 2015 Value Star Awards are: Deon Oosthuizen from Broll Namibia; Siegfried Mbahuma from Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL); Bonifasius Maghoma from Hangana Seafood and Retha van Niekerk from Namibia Dairies. Kraatz Marine saw Johannes Shilongo as overall winner, while Paulina Shihepo walked away as overall winner of the O&L Centre. Alexia Tjijahura from O&L Leisure scooped the individual award while Ronald Cloete from Dimension Data and Morina !Nauises from Pick n Pay were awarded overall winners in their companies.
Executive Chairman of the O&L Group, Sven Thieme re-iterated his believe that anyone can make a difference and stand out, irrespective of the work you do, or the level at which you are employed. “You do not have to be a Nelson Mandela to leave a legacy. Our value stars are shining examples of taking their personal commitment to a higher level. Our value stars are our legends who have played a huge role in past success stories and I am confident that they will continue to play an even greater role in the future. They have gone beyond the call of duty and never shy away from going the extra mile and lending a helping hand if and when needed”, said Thieme.
“Recognizing and rewarding employees have become more important over the years and the benefits for employees and the employer are evident in great companies” he said.
The group’s annual Mwenyopaleka programme which was launched in 2004 focuses on informing, educating and celebrating O&L employees. Through this programme the group ensures that all employees are revitalized through active and consistent communication and are rewarded for living the Group’s purpose, vision and values.
Overall winners of this year’s Value Star Awards, will be sent on a South African adventure pack to the Waterberg, Entabeni Conservancy in Gauteng. Both education and entertainment will form part of their programme, which includes a diamond mine tour; a museum visit; a tour of Refile Township; gorge glides and quad bike safaris.