About The Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is organised as a fundraising event for BSTEP projects and a recognition platform for South African Black trailblazers in science, engineering, technology and innovation. This year will be the 3rd anniversary of our Black Excellence Gala Dinner following the successful events in 2017 and 2018.

In 2018 we honoured legends like Dr. Sizwe Errol Nxasana, Prof. Thibedi Mokgokong and Mr. Thulani Gcabashe and Dr. Khotso Mokhele who was the keynote speaker. And the 2017 legends were Dr. Gordon Sibiya, Prof. Mmalegapuru Makgoba, the late Ambassador Eddie Funde, Prof. Tebello Nyokong, Prof. Phuti Ngoepe, and Dr. Mosibudi Mangena who was the keynote speaker.

We aim to recognize similar high calibre individuals and /or companies on the 22nd November 2019.


To be the premier advocacy organisation for black Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation professionals for the economic development of South Africa and the African continent.


BSTEP is a non-profit Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) advocacy organization that seeks to promote the attainment of a critical mass of Black SET skills locally, regionally and internationally.

2018 Event Sponsors

2018 BSTEP Black Excellence Gala Dinner Sponsors

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Technology Innovation Agency

Bronze Sponsor

Council of Geoscience


Client 1

Jongintuthuzelo Madigane Trust

Client 1

Tshwane University of Technology – Women in Stem

Prof. Mmantsae Diale – African PhD

2017 Event Sponsors

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!