WPTG launching internship program to empower young black tech talent in South Africa

White Pearl Technology Group (WPTG), a leading global technology solutions provider addresses South Africa’s IT skills gap, by empowering and developing talent among black youth in South Africa pursuing careers in the high-demand IT sector.

Beginning in January 2024, WPTG, takes on fifteen interns, provides them with a year of paid on-the-job work experience, training, and mentoring opportunities across its South African locations. Participants learns within various IT roles and teams in fields including software development, project management, data analytics, network engineering and technical writing.
This program is designed to expand career access in technology domains facing major skills shortages locally and where black professionals are severely underrepresented currently. Upon program completion, successful interns receive priority consideration for full-time employment within WPTG to place them on accelerated paths to become the next generation of young black IT leaders in communities where tech talent pipelines lag.
WPTG is committed to BEE ideals and as part of the company group’s broader transformation commitments supporting Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) ideals in South Africa, WPTG designed this internship initiative to make concrete investments into developing promising, high-potential black graduates eager to grow into technology specialists.

For further information, please contact:

Marco Marangoni, CEO, White Pearl Technology Group

E-mail: [email protected], Phone: +598 93 370 044

Jenny Öijermark, IR-Manager, White Pearl Technology Group

E-mail: [email protected], Phone: +46 707340804

The Company’s Certified Adviser is Swedish North Point Securities AB.

About White Pearl Technology Group 

White Pearl Technology Group, based in Stockholm and listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market as WPTG, comprises of 28 companies, operating in the information technology space. They are diversified IT companies selling their own solutions and products, as well as services and products of third-party vendors. The group has a presence in thirty countries throughout the world. The current focus of the group’s business is emerging markets and specifically Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and to a lesser extent, Latin America. www.whitepearltech.com