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Bytes People Solutions nominated as finalist for Oliver Empowerment Skills Development Award


Johannesburg, 20 Mar 2015
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Bytes People Solutions, a division of Bytes Technology Group, has been nominated as a finalist in the skills development category of the 14th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards.

The Oliver Empowerment Awards, hosted by Topco Media, take place at Emperors Palace on 23 April 2015, and will feature Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown as the keynote speaker.

The awards offer a platform for nominated companies to showcase their achievements in the skills development sector. Past winners have been established as transformational leaders in South Africa and gained international recognition. Bytes People Solutions was selected for demonstrating these values in their business practices. In 2014, Bytes People Solutions was shortlisted for the skills development award due to its commitment to skills development and building a knowledge economy.

According to Madelise Grobler, Managing Director of Bytes People Solutions, the nomination is proof of the efforts by Bytes People Solutions to upskill and empower all South Africans.

This nomination also recognises Bytes People Solutions for creating a culture of entrepreneurship, developing best practices and carving out powerful and sustainable models of business for empowerment and transformation in South Africa. Other companies shortlisted for the award include Bidvest Managed Solutions, EuropCar SA, McKinsey & Company, PC Training & Business College and Total SA.

"We are proud to be associated with the Oliver Empowerment Awards, and especially pleased to be recognised in the skills development category. South Africa is currently faced with large-scale unemployment, and job creation and skills development have been earmarked by government as fundamental development areas for economic growth. As a responsible corporate citizen, it is our duty to work with government to address the skills shortage in our country," Grobler said.

Skills development is a key growth area for Bytes People Solutions, having recently acquired the business of Inter-Active Technologies and become one of the leading call centre providers in South Africa.

"The acquisition of Inter-Active Technologies has added enormously to the current capabilities of Bytes People Solutions, as we aggregate the skills and abilities of the respective businesses and extend the range of value offerings across both inbound and outbound customer services to current and new customers," said Grobler.

Founded in 1996, Bytes People Solutions is renowned as one of South Africa's premier skills development and training organisations, offering a range of business outsourcing solutions. The outsource model is designed to provide a service to customers requiring specialised know-how relating to specific business processes, using a combination of sound business process principles and best practices, leading-edge technologies and well trained personnel.

Bytes People Solutions

Bytes People Solutions is a professional provider of talent management services. The services include an assessment centre, content development, business process outsourcing, online technologies, people consulting, softskills development and ICT learning solutions. The outcome of the learning experience is an attendance certificate, international certification or a national certificate. As a member of the Bytes Technology Group, Bytes People Solutions is a leader in skills development and a trusted advisor to a large number of organisations in South Africa as well as Africa.

Bytes Technology Group

Bytes Technology Group (Bytes), a principal subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, is a federation of leading IT companies. It operates in South Africa with operations in several other African countries, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

Sustainable and constant growth through strategic acquisitions has enabled the group to provide unlimited solutions to customers and become a leader in the IT field. It has a multitude of products and solutions, technical skills and specialised services that support enterprise-wide IT infrastructure and telecommunications in a wide range of industries.

Altron TMT

Altron TMT, incorporating the Altech and Bytes Technology Group businesses, is a high-technology telecommunications, multimedia and IT (TMT) solutions group focused on providing value-added products, services and solutions through the convergence of TMT, driven by market demand.

With an annual turnover in excess of R19.5 billion and with more than 8 000 employees in more than 20 countries, Altron TMT is the largest, privately-owned converged solutions provider on the African continent. The group has ongoing access to the latest technologies worldwide, while its own research and development programme actively encourages and promotes internal technology implementation.

Editorial contacts
Chris Van Zyl (+27) 11 715 9000 cvanzyl@altech.co.za
Bytes Technology Group Madelise Grobler (+27) 11 205 7405 Madelise.grobler@bytes.co.za
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