Welcome to Accenture in South Africa

Embrace innovation by partnering with us to see tangible outcomes in your business, in the country and on the continent.

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Africa is bursting with potential. We must embrace digital transformation to unlock the abundance on the continent and shape the future. Innovation underpinned by intelligent technology and digital solutions play a huge role in helping businesses, entrepreneurs, governments and civil society address Africa’s challenges, disrupt the status quo and ultimately thrive.

Interesting facts about Accenture in South Africa

R68M

Invested in skills development in 2019

8500

young individuals trained and placed in jobs

6000

people empowered. We upskilled 4 000 people and created 2 000 job opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Empowerment at our core

Accenture has achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status in FY21 for the fourth year in a row. Accenture is 30 percent black-owned and 15.9% black women-owned through equity shareholding by the broad-based fully black-owned Akha Trust.

30%

Black-owned and 15.9% Black Woman-owned through Akha Trust

80%

Black representation at board level

R65 M

Spent on training for black employees and learners with disability in FY21.

>47%

spend with black-owned suppliers (targeting 50%)

>39%

spend with black women-owned suppliers (exceeding our 12% target)

>67%

of employees are black, of which, 30% are black female employees.

Unlocking Africa’s abundance

Our vision is to improve the way the world works and lives to drive sustainable economic growth for our people, clients and suppliers. We take thoughtful actions to bring positive change, for today and for the future.

Level 1 B-BBEE contributor

We’re thrilled to be recognized for our key role in moving South Africa forward. Our initiatives, like diversity programs, enterprise development and employability skills uplift many communities.

Environmental impact

We are an environmentally conscious organization, with an environmental strategy to decrease our energy consumption by 2.9 percent and air travel emissions by 31.12 percent.

Giving back

We encourage our people to volunteer and support pro bono consulting projects and grants. We work with non-profit organizations and have developed our own Accenture-led initiatives.

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What we think

Empowerment initiatives

Our empowerment initiatives target the greatest benefits, focusing on skills development, socioeconomic development and enterprise development.

Greater than a check box

Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme

Applying global best-practice principles with the aim of sustaining and increasing the participation of black-owned entrepreneurs and SMEs. Read more.

Transformation through Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to transformation, to help create an enabling working environment, a diverse and inclusive Accenture for all our employees. Read more.

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Gender mainstreaming awards

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.

The 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMAs) encourage a meaningful representation of women in the business. This year the awards have expanded beyond Southern Africa to East and West Africa. Awards entries from companies across the region highlight the growing demand and interest in progressing equality discussions, gender inclusion and diversity programmes into business activity and leadership on the continent.

Join us for the event that is changing the face of business in Africa: Attend Event.

The 2021 GMAs encourage a meaningful representation of women in the business.

Skills to succeed

Our Skills to Succeed initiative is about supporting and empowering people to take on the shifting workforce landscape. We continually evolve Skills to Succeed to meet changing market needs and support people throughout their career journey, and we aim to inspire belief in the power of technology to change the world. We provide workers with new skilling opportunities, helping to level up their capabilities and map out further career paths. We provide opportunities to learn and develop new technologies that will change the world for the better and create the leaders of tomorrow.

Voices of change 2021

The Voices of Change movement was born at the 2017 One Young World Summit when Accenture and Thomson Reuters identified an opportunity to leverage their networks and experience to create a lasting and impactful change.

A drive to a more equal society is more difficult today than ever. Women are still significantly under-represented in the workplace (47 percent vs. 74 percent of men globally), with less than 10 percent making it into top leadership. South Africa mirrors these trends: unemployment rates among women are higher across all races; women are more susceptible to retrenchment; and they are paid less. To fast track gender parity, powerful organisations must come together and share a set of values across their organisations to strengthen the value proposition of gender equality needed to build a more powerful, economically inclusive future.

Getting to equal

Diversity is an important cornerstone of Accenture’s business. It makes us stronger and more innovative. We believe a culture of equality is one in which everyone—regardless of age, ability, ethnicity and race, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation—can bring their whole selves to work and thrive.

At Accenture, our goal is to achieve a 50/50 gender split by 2025. We are well on our way to achieving this target. Building a culture of equality is not just an ethical imperative, but a business priority. If organizations want to thrive, they have to “get to equal.”

Our annual Getting to Equal research aims to uncover insights that can help organisations accelerate achieving a culture of equality. Accenture's new gender equality report explains differing perceptions on inclusive workplace culture & how leaders can drive a culture of equality.


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Toward lasting change

Learn about our goals for gender, ethnicity and race, and people with disabilities.

A great place to work

At Accenture, we’re a diverse company of thinkers and problem-solvers—we've come together to tackle some of the most important and difficult challenges facing the world’s biggest organizations.

Top Employer Institute

#1 Employer in Professional Services for 2020

Ranked #1 in South Africa.

Top Employer Institute

South Africa’s Top Employer Awards 2021

Ranked #2, 2021

Fortune

FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For

For 12 consecutive years (2009-2020)

EmpowerBEE

Achieved and maintained Level 1 B-BBEE status

For 3 consecutive years (2018-2020)

DIVERSITYINC

DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Ranked #5, 2020

Bloomberg

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

Included since inaugural year 2018

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Meet our executive leadership team

Accenture celebrates 50 years of service to its incredible clients in South Africa. It has been an exhilarating 50 years and we are very excited about the possibilities that the next 50 years present. With a strong new “Let there be change” purpose, Accenture is committed to achieving shared success— for all business stakeholders—ours, and our clients. Get to know our leaders who are passionately committed to transforming and building a high performing business.

MEET THE TEAM

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