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The National QUALITY Awards 2017

The National Quality Awards (NQA) Programme is the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade’s initiative, aimed at raising awareness of Quality Management and recognizes local companies/organisations that have successfully implemented quality management systems in both production of goods and delivery of services. This is in line with Core Policy Objective 5 of the National Regulatory and Quality Policy (2010) and its Implementation Plan of 2013-2017. The Policy states that, ‘‘The Kingdom of Swaziland will assist enterprises, especially Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises in the delivery of goods and services by, amongst other strategies, introducing a National Annual Quality Award and encouraging the private and public sector to participate’’.

In this month of October, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade is, for the first time in the kingdom, running a National Quality Awards  competition with the overall objective of encouraging integration of national and international quality requirements into the production of products and services by local businesses.

Benefits of the Annual National Quality Awards

The benefits of the National Quality Awards:

  • Provide recognition of Swaziland companies/organisations who have successfully implemented quality management systems
  • Promote awareness of quality as an increasingly important element in the competitiveness of  Swaziland businesses
  • Enhance the competitiveness of Swaziland products
  • Encourage local businesses to produce products and services in a manner that satisfies and exceeds quality requirements of both current and potential customers.
  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of companies using criteria designed to assist organizations in using aligned approach to organizational performance management
  • Result in the improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities

Categories Awards

The National Quality Awards Competition is in 6 categories namely,

  • Company of the year
  • Product of the year
  • Service of the year
  • Exporter of the year
  • Person of the year
  • Laboratory of the year

DOWNLOAD  ENTRY FORM AND INFORMATION CHECKLIST 2017/2018

 

CATEGORY ONE – COMPANY/ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY TWO – PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY THREE – SERVICE OF THE YEAR – SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY FOUR – EXPORTER OF THE YEAR – SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY FIVE – INDIVIDUAL AWARD

SWAZILAND ANNUAL QUALITY AWARD (LABORATORIES)

 

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