With operations in South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Uganda, TCS South Africa's business objectives include the incubation of domestic IT talent and building of IT delivery capabilities. The company's strategy is to train and transfer globally competitive IT processes and methodologies to local firms and citizens.
TCS counts many leading South African business houses, financial institutions, telecom service providers, educational institutions and government organisations as its clients.
TCS's corporate sustainability activities in South Africa revolve around empowerment and giving back to society. The company is proud to have a deemed B-BBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) status of Level Four Contributor. It works with BEE companies such as Safika, Arivia.kom, New Dawn Technologies, Gijima, PsyberGate Consulting, NEMISA (National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa) and so on.
The company has introduced the Initial Learning Programme, which is a 50-day intensive course that covers software engineering concepts, quality management systems, software tools and communication skills. The four-month course focuses on local recruitment and offers candidates project-specific technical training, with a strong emphasis on practical project exposure. Additionally, TCS has initiated numerous programmes in South Africa as part of its corporate social responsibility activities: