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Accenture completes acquisition of King James Group

JOHANNESBURG; Nov. 30, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the acquisition of King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services. Financial terms of the transaction, which was announced on September 7, were not disclosed. Read more.

Accenture maintains its level 1 B-BBEE status for the fourth consecutive year

JOHANNESBURG, 8 November 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has, for the fourth year in a row, maintained a Level 1 B-BBEE status in FY21. This follows the company’s successful completion of a rigorous annual B-BBEE verification process, based on the amended Generic B-BBEE Codes by EmpowerBEE – an accredited B-BBEE verification agency. Read more.

Adopting cloud technology. Demystifying the concept

JOHANNESBURG - One positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rapid acceleration and adoption of new technologies and that in turn has compelled C-suite executives to think more strategically about how they utilise cloud technologies to build sustainable businesses. Read more.

Praise for entrepreneurs graduating from the Accenture enterprise development programme

Nineteen SME’s graduated from the Accenture’s Enterprise Supplier Development Programme (ESDP). The graduation heralds the third entrepreneur intake since the pilot in 2015 and has become a respected programme, attracting greater interest from more SME registrants year-on-year. Read more.

As education systems are set to soon reopen, Voices of Change echoes a burning global question: “Where are the girls?”

Despite statistics from UNICEF indicating that 180 million more girls enrolled in primary and secondary schools globally between 2015 to 2018, latest findings show that much of these gains have been reversed by the impact of COVID-19. Read more.

Gender Mainstreaming Awards encourage and reward business gender transformation across Africa

The 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMAs) encourage a meaningful representation of women in the business. This year the awards have expanded into the African region and attracted high-profile adjudicators. Read more.

Accenture’s Cloud Week 2021 event: The time is NOW!

Accenture has launched Cloud Week 2021, under the theme: The time is Now. The event gives a bird’s eye view on how to maximise the value of cloud and highlights cloud as a business imperative. Read more.

Accenture, Global Opportunity Youth Network and SA Youth join forces to reduce youth unemployment

Accenture is proud to announce a partnership with Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) that aims to give youth increased access to the economy and address youth unemployment at scale. Read more.

Accenture partners with GirlCode to create more opportunities for women in tech

Accenture has partnered with GirlCode to train unemployed female graduates with a goal to get them into formal employment. Read more.

Voices of Change 2021

To fast track gender parity, powerful organisations will come together on 5 August 2021 to share a set of values across their organisations and strengthen the value proposition of gender equality through the Voices of Change event. Read more.

SME graduates walk the virtual stage at Accenture’s ESDP graduation ceremony

SMEs from the Accenture Enterprise Supplier Development Programme (ESDP) walked the stage to receive their well-deserved business management qualifications, accredited by Henley Business School. Read more.

Annual awards seek to reward organisations at the forefront of mainstreaming gender

The Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMA) are back in 2021 with the aim, once again, to reward organisations and individuals that are at the forefront and are advancing the business case for gender diversity in Africa. Read more.

Accenture makes strategic investment in African fintech startup Okra

NEW YORK; April 21, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made an investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Nigeria-based fintech company Okra, an open finance data infrastructure startup serving the rapidly expanding African financial services market. Read more.

Accenture celebrates excellence in strategic marketing through partnership with MAA

Steering your brand in the right direction and maintaining that focus is more difficult than ever. It is both a science and an art; and great marketing professionals understand that in these turbulent times, sticking to the plan while compensating for the variance is the key to success. Accenture Interactive has collaborated with the Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) to celebrate marketing professionals who excel in the science and art of strategic marketing. Read more.

COVID-19 is impacting on gender equality and eroding the hard-won progress

COVID-19 is eroding the hard-won progress made towards many aspects of parity over recent decades. A number of studies have indicated the devastating macro-level impact of COVID-19 on women. It is therefore important that leaders turn this test into an opportunity, by planning a recovery based on the principle of inclusiveness. Read more.

As digital gap widens in wake of pandemic, ‘Masters of Change’ will define the future, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2021

The report, “Leaders Wanted: Masters of Change at a Moment of Truth”, outlines how leading enterprises are compressing a decade of digital transformation into one or two years. Read more.

South African companies can accelerate cloud migration, maximise value with the right strategies

The importance for South African businesses to move to the cloud is now more urgent than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic plays out. Read more.

Project Khokha 2 launched to explore the policy and regulatory implications of Tokenisation in financial markets

The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) Innovation Hub herewith announces the launch of Project Khokha 2 to explore the policy and regulatory implications of innovation in financial markets driven by distributed ledger technology (DLT). Read more.

Firms must guide insurance customers to safety and well-being, says Accenture

Insurance companies need to proactively rethink their business strategy and take the opportunity to get closer to their consumers at a time when many show increased willingness to consider alternative providers and methods of purchasing insurance. Consumers now expect more help from their insurance provider and our study details three areas of action that can help ensure they get it. Read more.

Rapid shift to digital banking during COVID-19 accelerating erosion in consumer trust, Accenture report finds

Impersonal digital bank transactions via online and mobile channels have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing a deeper ongoing erosion of consumer trust in banks. Read more.

Accenture identifies future lifestyle shifts that put the role of businesses into the spotlight

Prominent economists and visionary business leaders agree that due to rising inequality, environmental degradation and the profound impact of emerging technologies on human life, the future will not be a gradual extension of the past. Read more.

2021 will redefine the 21st century - fjord trends

As the COVID-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set to be the blueprint for the decades to come, according to a new report from Accenture. Read more.

Voices of change partners collaborate to foster equality in the workplace amid COVID-19

Accenture and its partner organisations host the Voices of Change virtual event that aims to encourage men and women to play leading roles on gender parity in the workplace amid Covid-19. Read more.

Accenture 2020 Innovation Maturity Index: 85% of South African businesses are vulnerable to disruption

South African executives discuss how their businesses are preparing for and are positioned to deal with disruption. Read more.

South African companies are struggling to ramp up transformation and convert agile IT into value

As digital disruption and transformation take hold across industry sectors and economies, speed-to-market pressure is growing. Read more.

Accenture supports local entrepreneur to continuously develop pioneering apps that impact the way our people engage with the world

Pixel Entropy continues to develop ground-breaking applications that change the way our people engage with the world. Read more.

Accenture ranked #1 at Top Employer Awards 2019

Accenture has been ranked the #1 Employer in Professional Services and #3 overall in South Africa at the Top Employer Awards 2019. Read more.

SA banks and insurers must do more than just digitise existing offerings and build future value through perpetual reinvention

Financial institutions hold an ace and enjoy a significant trust advantage over potential competitors. Read more.

Accenture keeps unlocking abundance for all in South Africa and maintains its level 1 B-BBEE status

Accenture South Africa has again achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status. Read more.

Accenture and CodeX co-develop skills to succeed development programme

Accenture and CodeX co-develops a skills development programme to equip South African youth for the fourth industrial revolution economy. Read more.

Accenture’s Future Systems Research reveals that scaling technology innovation generates double the revenue growth

New research surveyed more than 8,300 organizations to reveal the relationship between technology adoption and business growth. Read more.

Digital commerce calls for retail sector to rethink business models to survive, Accenture study shows

Traditional retailers in South Africa are encouraged to rethink their business models to survive. Read more.

Improving gender parity could unlock R319 billion into South Africa’s GDP, Accenture study indicates

The latest Accenture research shows that by upskilling more women in South Africa could unlock R319 billion into its GDP. Read more.

Oil refiners have increased investments in digital despite lower improvements in operating margins from these technologies

Most refiners cite digital as having a positive impact but resistance to digital adoption is a barrier to wider deployment. Read more.

Voices of Change partners to foster parity for all

Voices of Change aims to encourage men and women to play leading roles on gender parity in the workplace. Read more.

Work in the post-digital era: Is South Africa ready?

The business landscape is changing and It’s an opportunity for workforce empowerment, but can South African companies rise to meet the challenge. Read more.

Technology key to realising government's Business Process Service growth ambitions

South Africa has emerged as a global destination of choice for Business Process Services. Read more.

Culture of equality is powerful multiplier of workplace innovation, new Accenture research finds

Empowering employees to innovate could raise global GDP US$8 trillion. Read more.

Emerging "post-digital" world provides new opportunities for businesses to deliver personalised realities and experiences.

Successful businesses will take advantage of new set of technologies but prioritise trust, responsibility, privacy and security. Read more.

Five trillion at stake in South Africa

Report reveals digital technology's decade-long value creation potential in SA. Read more.

Accenture's broad impact helps to regain Level 1 B-BBEE status

Accenture South Africa regains Level 1 B-BBEE status due to empowerment strategy, development and preferential procurement programmes. Read more.

Future Systems: Tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

Thriving future systems will be "boundaryless, adaptable, and radically human. Read more.

Evolving attitudes toward digital and brands will fuel the next creative revolution.

Fjord Trends 2019 examines seven ideas expected to shape the next generation of experience. Read more.

SA Rugby Union selects Accenture as its official digital partner

SA Rugby Union selects Accenture to champion their digital acceleration ambitions as the official digital partner to SARU and the Springboks. Read more.

Accenture commits to unlock African abundance through digital technologies

Accenture Africa has launched its new 2019 brand campaign to unlock African abundance for all. Read more.

Accenture South Africa ranked number one employer in professional services

The Top Employers Institute has recognised Accenture South Africa as the country’s top employer in professional services for 2018. Read more.

Accenture, CUT and SPU boost employment opportunities with internship programme

Accenture launches a new decentralised internship programme to discover new talent and empower learners where job opportunities are limited. Read more.

Mitigating the risks of distribution cyber failure

How to mitigate the new and evolving risks of cyber failure in South African distribution systems.

Efficient water management requires 21st-century smart solutions

The adoption of smart solutions enables utilities to manage water resources more efficiently and mitigate against unforeseen events.

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