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Nothing stops Gijima’s run as it wins major awards in the ICT space


Johannesburg, 30 Sep 2021
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  • The leading black-owned ICT provider is on an unparalleled run as it scoops major awards and certifications.
  • Hot on the heels of winning SAP “Time to Value” Award, Gijima scoops coveted Microsoft Managing Directors Partner of the Year award.
  • This achievement is testament to Gijima being the leading digital transformation evangelist – bringing exemplified tech intensity to Africa.
  • The South African ICT sector must brace itself for more coming from Gijima.
Shubna Harilal, Managing Director, Gijima Technology Solutions.
Shubna Harilal, Managing Director, Gijima Technology Solutions.

Gijima, the South African-owned leading ICT provider and systems integrator, is on an unparalleled run leaving its peers on the starting block as it scoops multiple awards, in just two consecutive weeks, in the ICT space. The company is poised not to let anything stand in its way in being the biggest black-owned ICT service provider in Africa.

In just under a week, Gijima has scooped lucrative awards – the recent and most prestigious being the Microsoft Managing Directors Partner of the Year award at the awards ceremony on Tuesday. This award, the highest in the Microsoft ecosystem, confirms that Gijima is on a run of its own when it comes to assisting organisations to digitally transform their business leading with Microsoft Solutions. 

The Microsoft acknowledgement comes hot on the heels of Gijima winning the SAP award for the "Time to Value" category for the roll-out of the Lenmed SAP Project and being a finalist in the "Innovation" category for its Gauteng Department of Health SAP project.

Speaking about this achievement, Gijima’s Group Chief Executive Maphum Nxumalo said: “These awards show that we are in a class of our own. The hard work that we put through to build a Gijima of the future, today, is starting to show fruition. We are not a business that is stuck on a treadmill of yesterday’s market; this shows that anyone who trusts us with their business solutions will be getting the best, and award-winning, service delivery.”

Managing Director of Gijima Technology Solutions Shubna Harilal did not hold back when speaking about the achievements: “This award places Gijima on a global map of being one of the best Microsoft partners coming out of the African continent. What is more fulfilling is that just a few months back, we were the only company to achieve the Microsoft Advanced Specialization for Information Protection and Governance as well as for Identity and Access Management.

"It is a testament to our focus and growth within Microsoft security and our strong alignment with Microsoft within this space.” Partners who attain an advanced specialisation are regarded as having been validated for their capability to deliver exceptional services with their deep knowledge in a specific area.

“These accolades are a reflection of the investment that we are making in our people and partners, which have a net positive impact on our customers by simplifying their transformation journey. It further solidifies our view of being a purpose-driven organisation and proves, without any shadow of a doubt, that when we set out to take our solutions to the customer, we do it with the determination to achieve the best," said Harilal.

Gijima, the 100% South Africa-owned and level one B-BBEE company is positioning itself to be a giant African ICT provider and these accolades with Microsoft and SAP are in line with its Vision 2025 strategy of growing the company. This has also been evident with its acquisition and the magnitude of the deals won. These achievements couldn’t have come at a better time for the company and, as pundits believe, it seems that the ICT sector has not heard the last from Gijima.

Editorial contacts
Chief Marketing Officer (Gijima) Roberta Gumede (010) 449 5000
Communications Specialist (Gijima) Thamsanqa Malinga (010) 449 5000 / (083) 301 7878 Thami.Malinga@gijima.com
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