In its ninth year of supporting the FIRST LEGO League in South Africa, SAP has pledged R1.4 million (about 125,000 USD) in sponsorship of the competitive robotics event, which supports STEM education for young South Africans.
SAP Africa has signed up Techno Brain Ltd.as an official SAP Africa Education delivery partner. This was announced at Techno Brain's headquarters, Nairobi. Techno Brain is an IT Solutions Company focusing on Customized software applications, Training Solutions and BPO Solutions cutting across various industries and verticals.
Up until now, the number of birth registrations, especially in rural areas of Africa, remains low with only fifty percent of children being registered on average. Children born in Kenya must be registered within 90 days of their birth. If they are not citizens face costly, lengthy processes to register their children which, if not done, can prevent them from accessing vital state resources like education, healthcare and ultimately, productive employment.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP Africa today announced the kick-off of its SAP Urban Matters initiative at the Africa Urban Matters, Cities of the Future event being hosted in Cape Town. The event focuses on how innovative technology can be leveraged to make cities and municipalities more effective – and improve the lives of citizens.
In July 2013, SAP set embarked on a training programme aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies while also increasing youth employment. Today, the first group of 52 students were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at Multi-Media University. The 52 were fully sponsored by SAP through the programme. Also sponsoring the programme are the Kenya Ministry of Information Communications & Technology through the ICT Authority and Multi Media University.
Pfungwa Serima, CEO of SAP Africa, explains, among other things, the impact of the company’s Skills for Africa program at the US-Africa Business Summit. Serima believes that international institutions are turning to Africa to invest as the continent offers unrivaled business opportunities. He explains that one of SAP’s aims is to educate young people with a specific view to making them employable when they finish their education, and that it is speaking to governments as well as its customers and partners to achieve this aim.
SAP Africa was recently recognized as Africa's best place to work by the internationally accredited Top Employers Institute. As well as securing first place in the category ‘Overall Top Employer Africa', SAP Africa also secured first place in the ‘Industry IT Top Employer' in South Africa category. The company was praised for its skills-development efforts and its focus on education, learning and employee development.
Articles in the press about this achievement include the following:
The 2012/13 Top Employers Institute Awards ranks SAP Africa as the Best Employer on the continent.
September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP Africa has been recognised as Africa's best place to work by the internationally accredited Top Employers Institute, at a gala awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. As well as securing first place in the category ‘Overall Top Employer Africa', SAP Africa also secured first place in the ‘Industry IT Top Employer' in South Africa category, as well as fifth place in the ‘Overall Top Employers South Africa' category. The company was praised for its skills development efforts and its focus on education, learning and employee development.