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About the Awards

The BCX Digital Innovation Awards launched for the first time in 2019 with the aim to recognise and celebrate Digital Innovation Excellence in South Africa.

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How to Enter

Enter the awards in two easy steps.

Download and complete the BCX Digital Innovation Awards entry form here  

Previous Winners

We’ve celebrated digital innovation excellence with an amazing list of visionaries.

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If your company is making strides in digital innovation, we want to hear all about it.

We’re honouring innovation leaders.

Our 2023 Digital Innovation Awards winners have been chosen. Watch our video for more information on the selection of the winners.

2023 Winners:

Celebrating digital innovation excellence

Our 2023 winners are enabling growth and transformation through technology. Watch our video to see the announcement of the winners, all of whom are listed below.


2023 Corporate Awards Category placements

Overall winner :

Netcare Digital has improved their records management with an electronic medical record system, reducing burden of paperwork for the patient and healthcare providers.

Best in Technology :

ABSA Bank Limited (Customer Engagement) presents Data Analytics Predictive Modelling, a cutting-edge approach to hyper-personalised offers for customers, improving customer engagement and experience.

Best in Society and Sustainability:

Afrika Tikkun Services has created a free-to-use online learning platform, offering internationally recognised Microsoft certifications through a low-bandwidth data consumption model.

2023 Public Sector Category placements

Overall winner :

South African Revenue Services has improved its services with an auto-assessment for personal income tax.

Best in Technology :

eThekwini Municipality created a data lake of all information, for digitisation, automation, and data visualisation, improving the city’s operational efficiencies while improving service delivery to citizens.

Best in Society :

City of Johannesburg Public Library has created a mobile eLearning platform to increase reading skills and literacy.

2023 SME Awards Category placements

Overall winner :

Medsol AI Solutions developed a tool for the AI detection of breast cancer through wireless ultrasound probes in rural South Africa.

Best in Technology :

Momint leverages blockchain technology for Crowd-sourcing investments in solar power.

Best in Society and Sustainability :

CareConnect Health Information Exchange is enhancing healthcare through a digitally enabled healthcare system through the Health Information Exchange (HIE). The HIE hosts patient information, which the patient can decide to share with relevant service providers.

We’re celebrating innovation excellence.

Our amazing group of entrants have been shortlisted into the top three in both corporate and SME categories. The next round of the competition will determine the winners.
Watch our video for more information on the shortlisted candidates

2022 Winners:

Celebrating visionary leaders

Our list of prestigious winners share our vision to accelerate digital transformation through breakthrough technology.
Watch our video to see the winners being announced, all of whom are listed below.

Corporate Category:

First place:
Discovery Bank
Shared Value in Banking
Second place:
Checkers Xtra Savings Sixty60 Integration
Third place:
Facial Biometric Digital Authentic Platform

*For 2022, Public Sector has merged with Corporate

SME Category:

First place:
Ctrl Technologies
Creating Digital Insurance Advisors
Second place:
Envisionit Deep AI
Third place:
Acumen Software
My Smart City

All entries:

  • FNB
  • ShopriteX
  • Computershare
  • Ignition Group
  • Liquid Capital
  • MultiChoice
  • Leroy Merlin
  • Agri4
  • Discovery Bank
  • Old Mutual Rewards
  • Vumatel
  • Inoxico
  • iiDentifii
  • Envisionit Deep AI
  • Flowdosi
  • Elite Career Solutions
  • Screan
  • Olympia Holdings
  • CoEnsure
  • SSG Consulting/KEY360
  • LayUp Technologies
  • Acumen Software
  • Ctrl Technologies
  • Marvel Technologies
  • Nudle
  • Digify Africa
  • ChronicDoc
  • Analytics Advertising
  • FCB.ai
  • Sirvify
  • Password Kid
  • A 1 Marketing and Media
  • Parket
  • Floatpays
  • eThekwini Municipality
  • Agrishelves Group
  • Flexers
  • Katorus T Electricity Specialists
  • New Luhonono Investment
  • Sizolungisa

2021 Winners

In 2021, the awards received an incredible 61 entries, of which 45 were SME entries and 16 were corporate entries.
This marked the highest number of entries for the awards since its beginning in 2019.
The following companies impressed the panel of judges in what was a tightly contested and tough competition.
2021 Winners Announcement Showreel

2021 SME Awards Category placements

Winner: 911 Response24 – Leaders in first responder and on-demand service technology

Response24 is a communication platform that connects multiple service providers together to instantly mobilise a co-ordinated response. It brings a new family-focused emergency response app that offers armed response and medical emergency services at the push of a button to you and your loved ones, 24/7. Whenever you or a loved one’s life is at risk, a quick tap of a button summons emergency services to the exact GPS located position where the call for help is coming from – even if you are unable to speak or do not know where you are.

2nd place: Technovera – Pelebox Smart Locker

Pelebox smart lockers enable patients to collect their repeat chronic medication in under 2 minutes instead of waiting hours queuing at public clinics. The social innovation leverages the power of technology to improve service delivery and truly offer a patient-centric service.

3rd place: Pargo – Pargo Pickup Points

Pargo is a convenient parcel pick-up point solution for online shoppers, which allows consumers to collect parcels at a store of their choosing. Many online stores offer the Pargo option on the checkout page. Customers simply have to click the map and pick their preferred pickup point. Once the parcel is on its way, delivery notifications will be sent out via email and SMS.


2021 Corporate Awards Category placements

Winner: RTT Logistics – RTT On-Demand Solution

The RTT On-Demand solution is positioned as an enabler bringing the content and product owner closer to their customer. This enablement solution is a true logistics or last-mile service where time is of the essence to our client’s customer. The delivery network’s mechanism consists of software with webservice integration into various platforms, motorbikes, light delivery vehicles and customer service.

2nd place: Old Mutual Limited – Comma Insure

Comma Insure is an on-demand digital solution that allows customers to insure specific items, with functionality to switch cover on and off via a WhatsApp bot. It offers affordable premiums that are calculated based on the required periods only, delivered in a convenient and easy-to-do digital way.

3rd place: Old Mutual Limited – SMEgo

SMEgo is Old Mutual’s Enterprise Supplier Development fund aimed at developing small, medium and micro-enterprise in various sectors across South Africa.

How to enter?

Click here to find out more about how to enter the BCX Digital Innovation Awards and download the entry pack here.


Important awards dates to remember

Open for entries: 2 May - 31 July 2024
Entries close: 31 July 2024
Judging: September - October 2024
Awards: 7 November 2024