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Sizwe Africa IT Group achieves Level 1 BBBEE accreditation

CENTURION, South Africa – 09 October 2018 - Sizwe Africa IT Group achieves Level 1 BBBEE accreditation

Sizwe Africa IT Group is pleased to announce that its strong focus on diversity and its total commitment to broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) has been rewarded with a Level 1 BBBEE accreditation, according to the ICT Amended Sector Codes.

The company has been undertaking a transformation journey over the past five years that has seen it transform in terms of ownership, board, management, processes and structure. “The fact that the company has now achieved a Level 1 BBBEE accreditation is viewed as another stepping stone towards the pinnacle of achievement in terms of transformation”, according to the company's Executive for Corporate Development, Bongi Radebe.

“Our company management has long been fully committed to the principles of BBBEE, as we are well aware that true diversity is critical to our ever-growing operation. However, even after having achieved Level 1 status, we know it is just the beginning, Sizwe's next goal is to focus on improving on all the pillars of the ICT Amended Sector Codes, to a level above and beyond that laid down in the legislation,” she says.

“Already, the company is making headway in certain areas”, she continues, pointing out that it has achieved significant successes in respect of the building and continuously strengthening its partnerships with local small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).

“Such partnerships play a vital role in contributing to the country’s economic well-being. Furthermore, the Sizwe Supplier Development Programme has been created to help to capacitate and up-skill both existing and potential suppliers, as skills development is another key area of focus for us.”


“When it comes to SMME development, we focus on a sustainable approach that encompasses training, skills transfer, technical support and access to both our vast network of partners and the markets we play in.”

“Mentoring also plays an integral role in assisting smaller BBBEE businesses to succeed”, she explains, pointing out that Sizwe equips employees for success through continuous skills development and training. Moreover, the company also supplies a range of other assistance, including business, marketing and technical expertise, hands-on skills transfer and formal certifications. She adds that it is a given that all Sizwe's own business units strive to make use of BBBEE service providers whenever and wherever they can.

“For enterprise and supplier development – our processes are streamlined to offer preferential procurement – as well as skills development, which includes learnerships leading to employment, Black disabled learning programmes and technical skills growth are also core parts of our overall BBBEE strategy.”

“We know that the future of our country depends on empowering entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills they need to make their businesses prosper. To this end, we will be able to leverage our Level 1 BBBEE accreditation to access new opportunities and provide further support to a wide range of black-owned SMMEs nationwide, all of which will be backed by our SMME Development Programme’s continuous training and mentorship interventions,” concludes Radebe.

About Sizwe Africa IT Group

Sizwe Africa IT Group is one of South Africa’s leading integrated ICT solution providers. Driven by passion and skill, we maintain our position as a rapidly expanding, innovative partner of choice for many leading organisations. Our holistic approach ensures that our clients benefit from the value we contribute across the entire ICT value chain. Since its inception in 2001, with a national footprint, Sizwe provides complete peace-of-mind and tailor-made ICT solutions to a host of clients in various sectors, deploying effective, resilient and reliable solutions to even the most demanding challenges with improved communication, planning and administration processes.

Original Article on ITWeb

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