Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has secured a Level Two B-BBEE Contributor (or AAA) status through B-BBEE rating and research agency, Empowerdex, to become one of only two JSE-listed IT companies to reach this position.
Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed states that the group, through the modified flow-through principle, has achieved a black ownership level of more than 34 percent and black voting rights of more than 51 percent.
In addition, Datacentrix has made exceptional contributions in particular to the areas of skills development, preferential procurement and enterprise development, which were aptly reflected by the updated scorecard.
“By becoming even more socially conscious in the environment in which we operate, Datacentrix has given greater focus to corporate social responsibility, and continues to invest in initiatives that make a meaningful difference, a stance that will continue into the future.”
The organisation has, for a number of years now, ensured that the preferential procurement strategy was in line with the essence of the BEE Codes of Good Practice and supported both aspects of business partnering and enterprise development. By embedding this within the business, it has become an integral part of day-to-day operations.
“Furthermore, our learnership programme, which is aimed at both school leavers and those with basic IT qualifications, has enabled us to give opportunities to individuals that would otherwise not have access to job opportunities in this market. This strategy not only impacts positively on the relevant individual but also, in many cases, their extended family.”
Datacentrix is also seeking out unemployed graduates, with the relevant qualifications, in order to provide these individuals access to permanent employment and to develop specialised skills.