Apply for MIC

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, 2020 and 2021, 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 virtual and hybrid with more than 25 winners across various categories. Each admission for the 2022 Most Most Innovative Companies South Africa will be individually evaluated by a team of Fast Company South Africa editors and independent judges.


Visibility: Every applicant will be seen and evaluated by Fast Company South Africa’s editorial team

Recognition: All 25+ winners appear in Fast Company South Africa magazine and on and will also be seen by the Fast Company US editorial team

Validation: Immediate boost to employee morale, recruiting opportunities and sales prospecting

Exclusivity: Gain entry into this bold community of creative thinkers and professionals


Organisations that apply must demonstrate how their innovations from the past year have impacted the business, their industry and the broader culture. Companies and non-profits of all sizes will be considered. For full details, see the rules and FAQs.



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Engage with peers and create invaluable opportunities for the future


Guest speakers that will share their knowledge and know-how

Awards Gala Dinner

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