ZTE sponsors IT studies for five South African female students

Johannesburg, 06 Dec 2018
Read time 1min 30sec

ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is sponsoring five female black students to study for three- to four-year IT degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand.

The sponsorship includes: tuition, prescribed books, stationery, residence accommodation, all meals and a laptop for each student. The financial support of ZTE will enable these five young women to focus solely on their studies.

With an unacceptably high unemployment rate in South Africa, ZTE invests in the youth through its socioeconomic development (SED) contributions. ZTE aims to contribute to the building of a competent and well-trained workforce that increases technology skills capacity within South Africa and globally.

ZTE is committed to changing lives, one at a time.

The "Power of One", a partnership initiative with the Sigma Group, empowers and inspires individuals to make a meaningful contribution to their quality of life, businesses, transformation and society as a whole.

Nikky Dong Cheng, ZTE operations director, emphasised the importance of the role of young women in the traditionally male-dominated telecommunications industry. "Not only does this sponsorship assist the students to acquire critical new skills, but their lives will change as they participate in the country's economy, thereby contributing to the success of South Africa," she says.

Cheng emphasises ZTE's commitment to the greater community in SA. "We believe transformation gives people hope and it enables ZTE to make a meaningful difference in the telecommunications and technology industries, as well as the country as a whole."

ZTE South Africa

ZTE South Africa is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE South Africa is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide.

For more information, visit


ZTE is a publicly listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE's 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10% of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies, developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China's only listed telecoms manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.

Editorial contacts
Blain Communications Deirdre Blain (+27) 083 230 5522
ZTE Corporation South Africa Jessica King (+27) 82 356 4239
Have your say
Facebook icon
Youtube play icon