By: Waheed Adam,Group Chief Executive, Prime Group
Cape Town, 25 July 2016 – iTouch Messaging Services (PTY) Ltd is pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded a Level 2 AAA Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status, certified by Empowerdex evaluated under the generic scorecard.
Waheed Adam, Chairman of the company shared his excitement with us and had this to say.
” Economic Empowerment has always been a feature of our business style since the birth of our Group in 1988. The fact that we are a largely black organisation also means that most benefit has been within groups that are most needed to grow in order to balance our social and economic disparities in South Africa”. To achieve a Level 2 is only testimony of our achievements and comes as no surprise. However the award is a way for our clients and the rest of the market to evaluate our true intention and achievements, and with that we hope they will begin – in the case of new clients – or continue to support our business and in turn our Black Economic Empowerment program”.
“The iTouch Foundation also wishes to collaborate with other corporates and we invite interested parties to join us in our exciting efforts that are truly rewarding in every aspect”.
To be awarded level 2 status iTouch met and often exceeded requirements set out in the scorecard qualification with results verified by an independent authority.
As a level 2 AAA certified empowerment contributor iTouch Messaging Services provide the required procurement points for any client or customer that aquires the services of the company when being assessed themselves for their own BBBEE rating.
Added to our business credentials of being one of the pioneers in the messaging business since 1995 with most of the original team still the driving force, our stable and secure IT infrastructure, our testimonials of satisfied clients that include major Banks in SA and abroad, Insurance Companies, Financial Institutions, and the Retail sector amongst others, any company of any size can rest assured that iTouch will be a formidable partner to your business.
Taking us forward
Achieving the newly acquired BEE status is a step in the right direction for the company. A direction that matches the vision that iTouch Messaging Service had set out for itself.
iTouch shows it’s committed to achieving transformation goals which aim to reflect the demographic profile of South Africa. Goals set to address areas of underrepresentation in terms of diversity by race and gender at all levels.
As a company iTouch will continue to pursue the current growth strategy by focusing on the attraction, development and retention of skills within the group.