T-Systems South Africa's Supplier Development and Localisation programme is a journey to develop suppliers, local to site and with a specific focus on black women and black youth. This model is fully aligned with the T-Systems International delivery model and provides opportunities for internal and external applicants to set up their own ICT businesses, without any shareholding from T-Systems South Africa
Through this model local small businesses are being developed in the regions, while customers benefit directly from doing business with a multi-national ICT organisation in terms of parent guarantee, service delivery and risk profile. The successful prototype, and one of our signature investments, is Nkgwete IT Solutions, a black majority female owned company in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, launched in July 2013.
This was followed by the establishment of Vumela IT Services, in November 2014, a black female owned company in KwaZulu-Natal. T-Systems don't only develop the new company; but subcontract a significant revenue stream, and support them to enable delivery, compliance to service levels, and sustainable growth.