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SAP Skills for Africa launch: Cape Town

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27 June 2016

SAP Skills for Africa comes to Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa June 27, 2016 - SAP Africa has officially introduced Cape Town to its
latest chapter in the companys Skills for Africa skills development and job creation initiative. This
chapter of the programme involves local SAP customers and partners including; Accenture, Shoprite,
Pick n Pay, Zimele Technologies, Consnet, UCS and the City of Cape Town who all share the same
mission of promoting economic growth to develop a platform for sustainable job creation in the region.
A press conference was held today at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) - a
member of the SAP University Alliances programme - to officially mark the kick-off of the orientation
programme for the first group of Western Cape SAP Skills for Africa students. More than 350
graduates applied for the programme and after rigorous review and interviewing procedures, 44
students were finally selected
In addition to the beginning of the orientation process at the beginning of a twelve week intensive
training programme, the students will also be trained in the MIT Scratch software coding methodology
to enable them to act as trainers for another SAP skills development initiative, Africa Code Week which
is the largest literacy coding event organised on the African continent. Launched last year with over
89,000 youngsters trained in coding across 17 African countries, this years series of events will see
more than 150,000 youth across 30 African countries targetted.
The City of Cape Town has been an SAP partner since 2003. Over the years the City has been
internationally recognized for its visionary use of this technology in delivering basic services,
encouraging connected residents and developing smart solutions for effective project and programme
management. Today the Citys implementation of its SAP system is considered one of the largest and
most successful ERP implementations in local government, worldwide. As digital skills are critical
precursors to the growth of developing economies, Cape Town is committed to collaborating with our
private sector partners as we continue to build on this legacy by empowering our youth with technical
skills. As such, I am incredibly proud to be here today as the City of Cape Town in collaboration with
SAP Africa offers employment to 15 graduates with highly sought after technical qualifications
commented The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and
Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg.
The SAP Skills for Africa graduate programme is one of the best investments that CPUT, SAP and the
MICT SETA can make in the youth and economy of South Africa. We are honoured to play a prominent
role in this initiative by hosting two classes at our premises. The high number of participants here in
Cape Town represents a major investment in business and industry where SAP skills are often hard to
find, added Willem Lotter, Dean of Faculty of Business & Management Sciences at CPUT.
The SAP Skills for Africa programme is an intense ICT and business skills course and this first Cape
Town chapter will take place from end June to September. In response to specific requests from the
SAP customers involved, for the first time, the students will be introduced to the SAP Industry Solutions:
Retail and Utilities as part of their training. The SAP Skills for Africa course also incorporates essential
business and soft skills training as well an introduction to SAP HANA - SAPs in-memory data platform
that is deployable as an on-premise appliance or in the cloud - with formal SAP Academy accreditation
resulting in an internationally recognized associate SAP consultant certification. The programme is fullysponsored with no cost to the students.

SAP Skills for Africa launch: Cape Town

Pick n Pay has committed itself to creating 20 new jobs every working day until 2020. We know that
millions of South Africans, and indeed people across the continent are unemployed, and welcome the
SAP training that is being offered. We are proud to be one of the sponsors of this training in South
Africa. As South Africas favourite retail store, sustainability is part of our business model and this
partnership is one way of helping to address unemployment, commented Chris Shortt, General
Manager Information Systems at Pick n Pay.
Lawrence Kandaswami, Managing Director for SAP South Africa added that there are many education
and skills development initiatives that been introduced across Africa over the years, but what is key is
to link skills development to job creation through internships - resulting in jobs for these talented
individuals.
In a developing economy such as ours, a digital education isnt accessible for all. What we see is a
cavernous gap between the education that young people are receiving and what the employment
market needs. Critical to the success of the SAP Skills for Africa programme is collaboration and we
are delighted to be partnering with Western Cape business and government through this exciting
initiative.

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