Ulwembu Business Services, a South African black-owned ICT services company, has purchased a stake in JumpCO Consulting, a professional services and software product business focused on delivering digital economy-ready enterprise solutions in integration and business process management (BPM), cloud and container technology, app development and DevOps.
Established in 2000, JumpCO is a gold IBM and premier Red Hat business partner and solution provider. JumpCO also provides skills development, with the aim of developing certified, world-class software engineers with practical working experience. This is with a particular emphasis on young South Africans who demonstrate the potential for software development but lack the opportunity to gain a foothold in the local industry.
The partnership is a collaboration of the best of both companies, with Ulwembu taking a definitive step into the IBM services and product market, and JumpCO broadening its reach and consulting offering through Ulwembu’s existing traction within the digital transformation of local public and private organisations.
The transaction further solidifies JumpCO as a proudly South African service provider now as a majority percent black-owned company with a B-BEEE Level 2 certification.
Ulwembu Managing Director Sibusiso Kunene added:
“JumpCO’s excellent IBM capabilities were of particular interest to us, as they make for a good fit with Ulwembu’s ongoing transformation as a fully-fledged systems integrator, providing an end-to-end offering to clients. JumpCO brings with it a wealth of meaningful expertise to the Ulwembu group.”