Johannesburg – IBM South Africa has invested R700 million in an equity empowerment programme to boost skills development and train more small business people.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and senior representatives from IBM announced the programme in Parliament yesterday.
Country manager for IBM Abraham Thomas and executive manager for the equity investment programme Gavin Pieterse said it would contribute to the growth of skills development in technology.
Thomas said while it had been operating in the country for more than 50 years, it wanted to be more involved in skills development and training small entrepreneurs. IBM wanted to strengthen ties with South Africa.