Adapt IT Holdings winner of 2019 SAPSA Digital Firm of the Year Award

Durban, 20 Mar 2019
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Adapt IT CEO Sbu Shabalala.
Adapt IT CEO Sbu Shabalala.

Adapt IT won the Firm of the Year Award in the digital industry class of Commerce, Law and Management category. This accolade was awarded by the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) in partnership with Sanlam Life Insurance on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Over and above this accolade, Jodi Joseph of CaseWare Africa division was also nominated by the SAPSA in the Woman Professional of the Year category.

The firm awards were based on business growth, customer service, technical excellence, contribution to the community, contribution to the profession, transformation record and commitment to ethics and professionalism.

Individual awards were judged based on attributes such as demonstration of management and leadership qualities, success of the units headed, innovation within the bounds of available resources, mentorship record, passion and drive, personal values, notable career achievements, concrete future objectives, embracing lessons from challenges, breaking of new ground, taking of risks and changing paradigms, standing out among peers and making a difference.

Here is a comment about Adapt IT from the Choice Judges: "One cannot speak about African technological successes without including Adapt IT in the conversation. The group has a significant profile, employing over 1 000 technology professionals and servicing over 10 000 customers across 53 countries. There have been a number of significant achievements that make Adapt IT a strong contender for this award, including successfully entering the hospitality sector, opening an office in East Africa's largest economy and winning the best corporate reporting and communications award in 2017, awarded by the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa. Furthermore, the group scores highly in business growth, which is an important criterion given a 32% increase in turnover in the year ended 2018."

"The board of Adapt IT Holdings would like to thank our committed team and to congratulate them on achieving this prestigious accolade," says Adapt IT CEO Sbu Shabalala. As the 'Leading. Professional. Experts.' Adapt IT Group continues to provide specialised software solutions to drive business growth and to enable customers to achieve more value in the education, manufacturing, energy, financial services, communications and hospitality sectors across the globe. For more information, visit

South African Professional Services Academy

The SA Professional Services Academy has partnered with Sanlam for the SA Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) to recognise the professional excellence of individuals across industries such as accounting, management consulting, architecture, legal, quantity surveying and engineering. The academy was established in 2014 to promote professionalism in the professional services industry and to provide a platform for interaction across disciplines. As part of the joint venture, the academy and Sanlam continue to host information sessions focusing on trends in professionalism and ethics within professional services firms. Visit to learn more about the academy.

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