Since 2008, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies las 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 2021, we’re going virtual and hybrid with more than 25 winners across various categories. Each admission for the 2021 Most 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 2020.

The Most Innovative Companies 2021 Summit & Awards Webinar

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 […]

SqwidNet is driving strategic IoT direction in Africa


Sigfox today has a presence in 70 countries and covers more than 1 billion people with its global network, allowing Sigfox Ready devices to roam at no extra cost. SqwidNet, headed up by managing director […]

WATCH: Fast Company SA’s #MostInnovativeCompanies event


On the 5th March 2020, Fast Company SA took the annual Most Innovative Companies issue to the next level with the inaugural Most Innovative Companies Conference and Awards Ceremony, not only spotlighting prolific organisations and […]

1dentity is making personal security an integrated, digital experience


Aimed at digitising and securing the personal identification of people, 1dentity is using sustainable technology to enable businesses to accurately identify customers. 1dentity executive Nic Meyer said this will make it easier for people to […]

Kudoti promotes a zero-waste agenda through cutting-edge data science and digital tools


With existing landfills almost at capacity and space for refuse disposal running short, South Africa’s waste crisis is a growing epidemic. This is where digital solutions company Kudoti steps in. The niche start up uses cutting-edge data science […]

3X4 Genetics makes deeply personalised, data-informed healthcare possible


The company 3X4 Genetics uses a patented approach to help health-care practitioners offer their patients deeply- personalised insights based on their genetics. The blueprint uses leading-edge design and behavior-change techniques to elevate the conversation between […]

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