TCS South Africa (Pty) was formed as a subsidiary of TCS in 2007 to enable the company to serve its South African and sub-Saharan customers better, making it one of the first Indian IT services and consulting companies to enter South Africa.
With operations in South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia and Uganda, TCS South Africa's business objectives include the incubation of domestic IT talent and building of IT delivery capabilities. The company's strategy is to train and transfer globally competitive IT processes and methodologies to local firms and citizens.
TCS counts many leading South African business houses, financial institutions, telecom service providers, educational institutions and government organisations as its clients. Community activities TCS's corporate sustainability activities in South Africa revolve around empowerment and giving back to society. The company is proud to have a deemed B-BBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) status of Level Two Contributor.
The company has introduced the Initial Learning Programme, which is a 50-day intensive course that covers software engineering concepts, quality management systems, software tools and communication skills. The four-month course focuses on local recruitment and offers candidates project-specific technical training, with a strong emphasis on practical project exposure. Additionally, TCS has initiated numerous programmes in South Africa as part of its corporate social responsibility activities:
• TCS has partnered with Reach For A Dream by funding various initiatives in order to support the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. • It has partnered with City Ambassadors FC, a non-profit educational organisation that fosters the physical, mental and emotional growth of disadvantaged youth through soccer. • TCS has sponsored the education of underprivileged students and helped them gain admission at the CIDA City Campus. • The company has partnered with the Change the World organisation to set up an IT training centre at Diepsloot and Lisisiki, Eastern Cape.
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