Since 2008, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies have been the definitive source for recognising the organisations that are transforming industries and shaping societies.

In 2019 and 2020, Fast Company South Africa recognised more than 30 organisations in South Africa with this prestigious honour, from the largest companies across the world to small startups with just a few employees.

In 2022, we’re going back to in-person gathering with more than 25 winners across various categories. Each admission for the 2022 Most Innovative Companies, South Africa will be individually evaluated by a team of Fast Company South Africa editors and independent judges.

Read below about Most Innovative Companies that shaped previous years.

Fast Company Conversations


FastCompany (SA) Editor-In-Chief spoke with the co-founders, Omar and Tara Bawa of GoodWall, a skills platform. In this episode of Fast Conversations the two co-founders share the inspiration behind the formation of a platform that […]

Editorial: A Call to innovate to alleviate SA Challenges via latest Fast Company (SA) magazine


I have been thinking about innovation—the action or process of introducing something new—and how it can be used to tackle some of the challenges facing South Africa. With formerly relied-upon entities failing to solve many […]

WATCH: Q&A with Dr McLean Sibanda at MIC 2021


At the 2021 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Summit & Awards, we chatted to Dr. McLean Sibanda, former CEO of the Innovation Hub, about his role in driving innovation in Gauteng townships based on his […]

WATCH: Most Innovative Companies Awards + Winners 2021


On Wednesday 14 April 2021, Fast Company SA hosted the annual Most Innovative Companies Awards ceremony. This time, the event went virtual, showcasing a short film and online event to honour the Top 25 Most […]

Dr McLean Sibanda to feature in the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Awards


  In the next few hours, Fast Company SA will be hosting the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Awards. The summit will feature leaders of some of South Africa’s innovative companies. One of them is […]

The Most Innovative Companies 2021 Summit & Awards

The Most Innovative Companies Summit & Awards 2021 Webinar

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies nominations list 2021


Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies event is around the corner! You’ve met the panel of judges for this year’s awards, now here is the list of nominated companies. The MIC event not only honours innovation […]

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies event nominated for global award


The International News Media Association (INMA), which runs the annual Global Media Awards, has nominated Fast Company SA’s Most Innovative Companies Conference and Awards. Fast Company SA is nominated in the category ‘Best Use of […]

Q&A: PiLog Group focus on innovation amid coronavirus pandemic


PiLog Group, honoured as one of Fast Company SA’s Most Innovative Companies 2020, brings ‘data doctors’ to your fingertips by turning unstructured Big Data into quality master data through a specialised hub of artificial intelligence […]

Vectra Business Technologies is helping SMEs drive sales through digital innovation


Vectra’s mission is to propel Africa forward through digitally transforming the retail sector. The company takes the friction out of trading goods and services to help small and medium businesses compete not only locally but internationally. Vectra believes their […]

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