Cape Town, South Africa —December 1, 2011— The Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading online media intelligence companies, today announced that South Africa’s Leading Managers (SALM) has recognised Meltwater Group Africa’s commitment towards entrepreneurial leadership and training the future executives of the region with two coveted awards.

Conducted for the eighth year running by the CRF Institute, the management team for Meltwater Group Africa has been recognised and accredited with South Africa’s Leading Managers Award for its leadership, strategy and vision.  SALM’s profile of Meltwater Group Africa, which details why the management team has been awarded, can be found here.

Based on assessments by business executives and academics, Meltwater Group has also been identified as “The Industry Benchmark for Leadership in Online Media”, one of twelve hotly-contested categories.  The CRF Institute selected leading companies in South Africa that have top executive managers who put their employees first while sustaining success in an extremely challenging business environment.  Global brands such as Coca-Cola South AfricaAccentureNestlé and Pfizer are examples of winners in different categories.

“It is encouraging to see that the leadership foundation we have created in South Africa / MENA is being recognised externally. Our ethos for entrepreneurship has required an immense effort from our local managers who are inspirational ambassadors for the Meltwater Group,” said Zubair Timol, Area Director – Middle East and Africa, Meltwater News.  “On a global remit, our goal is to continue investing and training the next generation of leaders, ensuring our aspirational brand of leadership is present amongst developed and emerging markets.”

About The Meltwater Group

The Meltwater Group is a privately held software company founded in Norway in 2001, serving more than 20,000 clients through 57 offices located across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Meltwater is committed to challenging existing business models by introducing disruptive technologies. The Meltwater Group delivers B2B solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing and search engine marketing. For more information, please visit https://www.meltwater.com/uk.

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