Here at Equal Experts South Africa, we’re busy with a number of initiatives as part of our contribution to society. South Africa is a developing country, with an unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity. We believe that contributing to levelling that playing field is the right thing for us to do.
We’ve made two donations to charities, who are doing sterling work during the Coronavirus pandemic. The first donation went to Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis, an orphanage in Johannesburg, the second to Holy Cross Children’s home in Cape Town. Children are being badly impacted by our Coronavirus-induced recession, which is being combined with a cold winter.
We’ll also be sponsoring five disadvantaged people doing IT learnerships this year. The company providing the training has a 100% success record in placing candidates, so we’ll be adding to the national IT staff pool while giving people access to new opportunities. In addition, we’ll also host the trainees on some of our projects throughout the year to give them a feel for real software projects.
A key part of reducing inequality in South Africa is supporting small businesses. We direct a majority of our procurement to companies owned by disadvantaged people and also help a small supplier of specialist HR skills with internal process improvements. By doing this, we hope small businesses will grow their own capabilities more quickly and increase their competitiveness and ability to tackle larger projects.
While delivering software services to clients in South Africa and abroad, we’re enjoying being able to contribute to the society we are a part of, doing our little bit to ensure we recover from the scars of the past.