Microsoft Gold IT Consulting Firm Mint Group Re-Achieves Level 1 B-BBEE Status for 2021
This certificate recognizes Mint’s ongoing commitment to growing the country’s economy and its dedication to proactively leading diverse and inclusive initiatives that advance skills development in key value areas. As a cornerstone of Mint’s business philosophy, employees, customers, partners and the community are placed at the heart of the business and are empowered to reach their full potential.
“Our broad and inclusive values recognize that an ecosystem is essential to align all corners of society to achieve success and resilience collaboratively. As a result, Mint creates value through its community and partnership programs. We are invested in improving the education sector, improving the community and mentoring small and medium enterprises and ICT start-ups, ”said Yvonne Dias, Chief Financial Officer of Mint Group.
Mint strongly believes in maintaining its B-BBEE status to achieve overall socio-economic prosperity. He has invested in three pillars, under which he drives this goal.
Partners and mentoring
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Mint believes in the further development of the industry to foster business and industry growth. We combine people, resources and mentorship to give exempt microenterprises (EMEs) an informed and skilled platform to develop into skilled small businesses (QSEs) and ultimately generic businesses (GENs).
Mint launched the Ubuntu EmpowerMint Program in 2020 to create a support network of Microsoft EME and QSE partners. Since its creation, it has integrated 16 partners, helping them to acquire relevant experience and develop their skills in the market.
As many organizations face the challenges of the modern workplace, such as digital adoption and business continuity, the Ubuntu EmpowerMint program has proven to be useful in securing the sustainability of organizations and initiating their development.
Education and skills development
Mint is passionately invested in fostering the development of learners and, therefore, the educational sphere as a whole. Mint is one of the donor partners of the Ekukhanyeni Relief Project, which, through the Sekolo sa Dinaledi Trust, participates in fundraising activities to address and address existing challenges in the early childhood development model in our immediate communities.
Currently, Mint is working closely through the Sekolo Sa Dinaledi Trust to achieve Ekukhanyeni’s goal of getting 500,000 children through its ECD centers by 2030.
“Mint’s ‘Grow a Mintie’ notion is another of our initiatives that provides support and development to learners throughout their school career. We are actively involved in providing relevant skills to girls in the field of technology and in advocating for entrepreneurship, diversity and innovative ideas through the GirlCode hackathon events. It focuses on start-ups in the tech industry and helps talented women gain self-confidence, ”adds Dias.
Mint is also having a positive impact through the Youth Employment Service Initiative (YES), which offers work experience and skills development to young people. Through the program’s network, Mint creates lasting value by preparing young people for a demanding work environment. This year, we achieved a retention rate of 100% of those who completed the program. Mint also permanently employed three of the people enrolled in the program.
Inspire the community
Mint works closely with Ekukhanyeni, which offers a food program, vegetable garden and skills to facilitate transformation, job creation and sustainability within the community. We believe that true empowerment and development is self-sufficient. By equipping the community with important knowledge, training and resources, we can inspire hope in communities to take charge of their lives independently and work to develop what is important to them.
Through Mint’s internal DotUnity outreach, Minties actively reaches out to communities to lend a hand, educate and encourage empowerment. This allows us to better understand which areas need to be addressed and how we can achieve our goals collaboratively.
“We are committed to creating opportunities that positively impact the lives of others. We believe that in order to “Create Tomorrow”, as our slogan says, we must work together to improve our socio-economic situation. We have been able to maintain our B-BBEE status for the past two years. Not because it is a requirement, but because we are a company focused on people and passionate about the development of our customers, employees, partners and community ”, concludes Dias.
Our mission is to ensure that we drive meaningful transformation in all areas of our business while maintaining diversity and inclusion.
Mint Group – We create tomorrow by inspiring our employees, customers, partners and community to reach their full potential through innovative technology solutions.