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Cell C upgrades to Level 3 B-BBEE status

CAPE TOWN – Cell C announced that it has been awarded Level 3 B-BBEE status due to an improved score with regard to enterprise and supplier development, a consistent score on socio-economic development, sustained management control, skills development as well as the company’s incorporation of the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative.

During November 2018, Cell C became one of the first mobile operators to implement YES across SA and employed over 130 youth and providing them with workplace experience.

Many of the youth were placed in Cell C stores nationally where they received training with the ultimate goal of becoming full-time Cell C employees, thus creating sustainable employment.

Of the 128 initial YES employees, 122 are still with the company.YES is a joint initiative between government and the private sector with the aim of providing skills training and employment for local youth. 

In addition to YES, Cell C has implemented a robust enterprise and supplier development programme by gradually identifying and incorporating small emerging black enterprises into its overall value chain. 

Douglas Craigie Stevenson, Cell C’s Interim Chief Executive said in a statement: "Cell C recognises that entrepreneurship and small enterprise are a strong catalyst for job creation and skills development in South Africa, and we want to play a role in encouraging economic growth. As a truly South African mobile operator, Cell C is committed to local economic expansion and we will continue on this trajectory of identifying relevant partners in the ICT sector." 

Written by: Staff Reporter.

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