MICROSOFT COLLABORATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016
Intervate was recognised by Microsoft at the 2016 Microsoft South Africa Partner of the Year Awards in August 2016.
Intervate won the Collaboration Partner of the Year award, and what makes this exceptional is that this is our 10th
consecutive year of winning this award.
The Collaboration award is awarded to a partner who delivers meaningful and innovative SharePoint solutions which addresses customer and industry challenges.
GENDER MAINSTREAM AWARDS 2016
T-Systems South Africa has once again received multiple honours at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMA) ceremony in September 2016, coming first in three categories and walking away as overall winners of two of them.
The GMAs, an initiative of Business Engage, exists to encourage and publicly recognise private sector buy-in on the meaningful representation of women in mainstream business.
T-Systems was announced the overall winner in the following two categories:
- Empowerment of Women in the Community
- Women on Executive Committees in Multinationals
T-Systems was also recognised as the winner within the non-listed Mainstreaming Gender and Disability category, and came second in the overall Women on Boards category.
The Empowerment of Women in the Community category:
Recognises organisations that implemented sustainable initiatives around the alleviation of poverty through skills development and income opportunity provision, positively impacting the lives of women and poor communities. T-Systems was honoured for its continued and committed investment in skills development in rural areas through its Hazyview Digital Learning Centre (HDLC) in Mpumalanga, which particularly benefits women from poor backgrounds, and where women make up 86% of all HDLC non-paying students.
The Women on Executive Committees in Multinationals category:
Recognise those organisations that have successfully implemented programmes to shift the statistics in terms of women on their Executive committees. These companies must have also made successful Executive committee and/or Board appointments, or have developed a pipeline program geared towards future appointments. The T-Systems’ Executive Committee is vastly different to that of six years ago, having undergone significant gender constructive changes since then. T-Systems’ Board has undergone similar positive changes, now consisting of 67% female representation. Winning the Executive Committee in Multinational award and taking second place in the Women on Boards category highlights T-System’s dedication to sustaining these developments.
The Mainstreaming Gender and Disability category:
Acknowledges and rewards organisations that promote economic empowerment through the integration of disabled people into existing or planned sustainable development programmes that will enhance their skills and provide them with employment opportunities. T-Systems has earned its award by creating a strong focus on disabled persons and providing multiple equal opportunities for them within their ICT Academy, an initiative that assists and supports previously disadvantaged individuals to further their education in the field of technology.