ABOUT US

Our BEE Recognition

    BEE Recognition

    Puleng Technologies is a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment company with a Level 2 - AAA Rating. As a Value Added Supplier 125.00% of our customer spend can be claimed as part of our BBBEE spend.

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    AEEI

    Top financial performing and Top BBBEE JSE–listed Company, African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI) holds the majority shareholding of 57-percent equity in Puleng Technologies (Pty) Ltd (Puleng).

    Puleng complements AEEI's Technology division and will provide additional technical skills, strong returns on investments, innovation and above all world-class support to its clients. AEEI's acquisition of equity in Puleng falls within the Group's 'Vision 2020 Vision strategy to deliver value for our stakeholders and is an important breakthrough towards the growth plans in our technology division, in preparation of a planned listing in the next three to five years. The key to the success of our Vision 2020 Vision strategy is our ability to add long-term value in the businesses that we invest in."

    The partnership is critical to Puleng, which after 12 years of remarkable organic growth, is now focused on the next level of development. Puleng's agility and sensitivity to its current and future market trends, will enable it to leverage AEEI's enviable presence position in the market and provides a platform for future exponential growth for the benefit of all concerned.

    AEEI was awarded the Most Empowered Company and the Most Empowered Management of the Year awards by Empowerdex's Top 100 Empowered Companies Awards in October 2016, and was also ranked amongst the Financial Mail's Top 20 JSE listed companies for financial performance in 2016.

    More about African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited:
    African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited ("AEEI or "The Company" or "The Group") is a majority black-owned and black-managed investment holding Company based in South Africa.

    The Group has investments in food and fishing, technology, health and biotherapeutics, events and tourism, all supporting Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). The Group also holds strategic investments in British Telecoms South Africa, Saab Grintek Defence, Pioneer Foods and Sygnia Limited, some with international partners.

    AEEI's growth strategy is underpinned by a diverse portfolio and is reflected in our results. This growth strategy has laid a strong foundation for the next phase of the AEEI's Group's evolution which is reflected in achievements in terms of Vision 2020 Vision.

    AEEI's primary market remains in South Africa; however, we continue to expand into the rest of Africa. Outside of South Africa we have a market presence in Asia, America, Africa, Europe, Dubai, United Kingdom, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Australia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya and Namibia through our subsidiaries.

    AEEI achievements:

    • 1st overall in the Empowerdex Top 100 Empowered Companies Award of 2016 ;
    • 1st overall in the Empowerdex Top 100 Empowered Management Award of 2016;
    • Ranked as a Top 10 JSE-listed Company in the Financial Mail's Top 100 Companies for financial performance in 2016 and 2015;
    • 1st overall in 2016 and 10th overall in 2015 in the Sustainability Data Transparency Index by the Integrated Reporting and Assurance Services out of the top 500 JSE-listed companies. In 2014, AEEI received the top award – Sustainability Data Transparency Index's highest score in the Financial Services sector and was rated 16th overall. In 2013 AEEI was ranked 182 overall;
    • A finalist in the Top Empowered Business of the Year Award at the Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards in 2015;
    • Impumelelo Certificate of Excellence Award – Top Empowered Companies – in recognition of our commitment to transformation for the 2015 year; and
    • Finalist of the Oliver Empowerment Awards – Top Business of the Year Award in 2014.
Employment Equity

Puleng Technologies supports the values of human dignity, equality and freedom. Puleng encourages a work environment free from harassment, favouritism, victimisation and intimidation by facilitating the creation and maintenance of a workplace in which the dignity of every employee is respected.
Puleng shall ensure that no employee suffers unfair discrimination in respect of access to opportunities, treatment, remuneration or benefits.

Puleng Technologies code of conduct defines the overall principles of our staff and is embodied in our core values:

  • Development of Fundamental skills within our offerings, of which some individuals are already embarking upon the progression to High-End Skills.
  • Commitment to South African Black Economic Empowerment Legislation by creating skills and employment opportunities within the Previously Disadvantaged Community.
  • Competitive differentiation for Puleng Technologies, and its partners, by demonstrating to customers a medium term roadmap that will offer skills to reduce "Cost of Ownership" for solutions that we sell. In certain cases Customers are also offered the ability to recruit individuals from our program upon achievement of certain milestones.
Affirmative Action

Puleng Technologies recognises that effective human resource provisioning of a diverse mix of top performing people at all categories and levels is of critical importance to the success of its business, as well as to the retention and potential development of its employees.

Since our inception we have maintained a PDI Graduate mentorship training programme.
This programme has allowed us to fast track the graduates learning, certification and commercial conduct and gives them the necessary experience they require in dealing with the pressures of working at our clients.

Puleng Technologies encourages the development and retention of a diverse workforce that is broadly representative of the people of South Africa and continuously increases diversity while at the same time appointing and retaining skilled staff at all operational and management levels



Mentorship and Graduate Programme

Since 2004 we have maintained a PDI Graduate mentorship training programme, where we take young learners through a technical and commercial conduct program, both within Puleng and within our existing customers. This program is unique in the sense that we partner our top skilled Technical Resources with a graduate, allowing them to gain valuable on the job training in a working production environment. This programme has allowed us to fast track the graduates learning, certification and commercial conduct and gives them the necessary experience they require in dealing with the pressures of working at our clients.



Skills Development/Sustainable Development

Puleng has had a Skills Development Program under way since inception of the Company. This program has already demonstrated tangible results and associated success in three ways:

  • Development of Fundamental skills within our offerings, of which some individuals are already embarking upon the progression to High-End Skills.
  • Commitment to South African Black Economic Empowerment Legislation by creating skills and employment opportunities within the Previously Disadvantaged Community.
  • Competitive differentiation for Puleng Technologies, and its partners, by demonstrating to customers a medium term roadmap that will offer skills to reduce "Cost of Ownership" for solutions that we sell. In certain cases Customers are also offered the ability to recruit individuals from our program upon achievement of certain milestones.