About the awards

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor – Vince Lombardi

The Titanium Awards have been developed to provide a platform that will recognise and celebrate individuals and businesses, that deliver superior services to their members and customers in the public and private healthcare sector in Southern Africa.

The Awards concept was officially launched at the 2014 BHF Annual Southern African Conference.

BHF recognises that the time has come to identify the leading performers amongst medical schemes, administrators, managed healthcare organisations and the industry at large. More importantly, to recognise and honour the top performers and those delivering superior service to their customers and members.

Objectives of the awards

  • Recognising and celebrating businesses that deliver superior service to their customers and members in the public and private sector
  • Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice
  • Demonstrating best practice
  • Recognising the application of best practice in action: Well rounded; Sustainable; Holistic and Responsible
  • Promoting partnerships between the public and private sector
  • Providing a unique platform to network and collaborate

Award benefits (for participation)

BHF is proud to be bringing to the healthcare market an Awards process that will drive service delivery and improve the standard of healthcare for all South Africans. Recognising excellence and providing benchmarks for exceptional performance will ensure a more effective healthcare industry overall.

  • Participating in the Titanium Awards will provide organisations with the opportunity to benchmark themselves against their peers and competitors.
  • Participation will provide organisations with marketing and promotional opportunities with the Awards being publicised in the greater media.
  • Winners of categories will enjoy additional marketing opportunities by being permitted to use the Awards title in their own marketing and advertising material.
  • Winning organisations will be allowed to use the Titanium Awards logo in all marketing collateral for the duration of the winning year.
  • The Titanium Awards will be publicised in industry print, social and online media, thereby affording finalists and winners brand association with the Awards, as well as recognition of their own brand and its achievements.

Award Timeline


28 April 2017 - Call for entries and nominations opened
40% Complete
31 May 2017 - Deadline for submissions
60% Complete
June 2017 - Judging and auditing for Awards
80% Complete
18 July 2017 - Official Awards Ceremony
100% Complete

Our Judges

Professor Shan Naidoo

Professor Shan Naidoo is Chief Specialist and Head of Department in Public Health Medicine at the Wits School of Public Health. He has over 15 years of health services experience and now 15 years of academia. He holds a joint post with the Gauteng Department of Health where he is involved Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is the immediate past President of the College Of Public Health Medicine of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He has graduated over 20 Masters students in the last 10 years and is currently supervising both masters and PhD students. He has extensive research interest and has published over 40 publications in the last 10 years. He is also an Associate Editor of the Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. He reviews for many international Journals including the BMC, Plos NTD, and the UK’s Journal of Public Health. He has received many awards including the Transformation Award and the Vice Chancellors Academic Citizens award of the University of the Witwatersrand. He also received Fellowship by distinction from the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. He is a Senator at the University and also serves as a long standing member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of the Witwatersrand. He is committed to teaching and training public health specialists and growing public health research capacity in Africa.

Terms & Conditions

  1. These Awards are open to any organisation with the exception of Category 7 which is for BHF members only.
  2. Organisations throughout the SADC region may enter any category relevant to them.
  3. All applications need to be supported by relevant documentation.
  4. The Judges reserve the right to cancel any category due to insufficient entries or for any other reason and the decision of the judging panel is final. All results will be audited by an external accredited auditing firm approved by BHF.The decision of the judges will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Entrants are advised that their entry will be published in industry specific magazines and will be distributed in hardcopy at the 2016 BHF Annual Southern African Conference.
  6. With the exception of confidential information, the information received by the organisers may be submitted in its entirety to the publisher of any industry specific magazine for inclusion in the publication and entrants should be mindful of submitting information that might be sensitive or confidential as it will be in the public domain.
  7. Entrants are reminded that the information they submit will be accepted VERBATIM by the publishers and therefore should be checked and approved by all parties prior to submission.
  8. Entrants should be aware that their information will undergo an editing process, necessary to ensure that both entrants and category winners can be accommodated in published material and multimedia applications.
  9. All submissions must delivered in hardcopy with one electronic copy included. All copy must be contained in MSWord. All photographs must be labelled and titled.
  10. Entries must be submitted on or before the final day for submissions – 31 May 2017.
  11. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Banquet on Monday 18 July 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town.
  12. BHF reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Awards Gala Banquet or change the venue for any unavoidable reason. All changes will be communicated effectively.
  13. There are NO FEES payable for entry
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