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"It is this level of support that underpins our commitment to advancing transformation, which in turn will present all with renewed opportunities for growth.“
Since Siemens first set foot on the continent in 1860, when the first telegraph line between Cape Town and Simonstown was installed, our relationship with Africa has been characterized by growth. Nowhere is this more visible that in the opening of local and regional offices, branches and facilities; in the number of people we employ, in the value of our company assets; and in the substantial contribution we continue to make to the development of the entire region.
As a valued corporate citizen, Siemens makes significant investments in skills development and social improvements. Demonstrating its continued commitment to Africa, Siemens, together with the Mvezo Development Trust, built the Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo. The environmentally friendly school provides much-needed education for approximately 700 students.
Further supporting education, Siemens has donated a total of 84 desktop computers to four primary schools in Gauteng, South Africa, supporting in the educational development of more than 3,500 learners. The Siemens Power Academy, an R8 million training investment, was officially launched in the Mpumalanga Province, in Emalahleni in April 2012. The academy provides instrumentation and controls training focused on fossil power generation to learners already in the energy industry and working for power utilities.
Siemens is also helping to provide Africa with affordable, accessible healthcare solutions. In South Africa, Siemens partnered with the Netcare Foundation to launch a mobile mammography clinic that provides free breast cancer screening in rural communities.