CBS wins PMR Africa awards


Nthatuoa Koeshe

COMPUTER Business Solutions (CBS) yesterday bagged four PMR Africa awards at a ceremony held at Maseru Avani.

The firm was named the leader in the country’s IT sector and this earned the organisation four awards — two Diamond Arrow awards, and two Golden Arrow awards.

The company was recognised for its outstanding work in IT sales and services as well as software development and for that, it took home the Diamond Arrow award. For excellence in IT Consulting and IT Training, they were awarded Golden Arrow awards.

Founded in 1998 and wholly owned by Basotho, CBS offers a complete range of IT business solutions, maintaining and cultivating the creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

The annual PMR Africa awards recognise excellence in institutions and individuals who are evaluated against set attributes by their clients in an annual survey.

CBS has previously won two Diamond Arrow awards in 2019, and was also among the winners in 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

CBS manager corporate marketing, Molemo Pefole said they were excited to be among the winners again this year.

“The basis for such recognition is not necessarily because we work harder than everyone else but it is the perception of customers towards our exceptional services,” Mr Pefole said.

Working during the Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest challenge that CBS had to endure in 2020 given the harsh economic conditions that have forced some companies to close.

“Instead of giving up, we thought of ways of adding value to our customers under the circumstances and used technology to assist clients during the prevailing conditions.”

PMR Africa awards chief executive officer Johan Hattingh said the awards are meant to recognise excellence across all sectors.

“It is our objective to conduct this survey on annually and host a rewards function based on these results,” Mr Hattingh said.

This year, they were looking organisations’ contribution, economic growth and development of the country, levels of managerial expertise and implementation of corporate governance.

“The awards celebrate excellence and for companies to acknowledge their teams and look back and acknowledge everyone in their companies for their hard work,” Mr Hattingh said.

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