The Education Migration

Education is the inspiring force behind Mammoth BI as we aid the creation of an information driven society. As it stands South Africa is one of the lowest performing countries in maths and science. This contributes to the growing concern of the pressure on BI resources in South Africa. What this means is that at the moment businesses are having to outsource to foreign nationals to find the skill sets that they require to leverage their data assets.

With shared value, businesses are looking at a larger time frame, knowing that they can educate the younger minds of today to be future employees tomorrow.

The Big Data Buzz

With the tools of today, namely the internet and big data, people can enact real and lasting change in the way we live, shop, invest and so much more.

Data is everywhere, and everyone needs it and uses it even if they aren’t aware. It has quickly risen to be one of the fastest growing industries and Mammoth BI is helping South Africa join the herd.

With the rise of data awareness in South Africa we can make some enormous changes and developments.

These changes will be felt very strongly across Africa and is an enormously inspiring chance to change the infrastructure of the continent, it is because Mammoth BI believes in this so much that we are setting up The Mammoth Bursary.

The Mammoth Bursary is a small contribution towards this new format of aiding education in South Africa, that is shared value.

The Mammoth Bursary Profile

The Mammoth Bursary will be awarded to a previously disadvantaged student who will be entering into their 2nd year of their undergraduate degree in 2015, studying either Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics or Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town.

Our goal will be to fund at least R30,000 for second and 3rd year costs respectively.

The winner of the Mammoth Bursary will be mentored by staff at Saratoga in a programme designed to aid their career path and experience levels.

If there are sufficient funds, we will begin screening students to find the winner of the Mammoth Bursary in early January of 2015.

Donating Toward the Mammoth Bursary

If you would like to be a part of changing the life of the winner of the Mammoth Bursary, please note that donations can be made directly through the DONATE NOW! link below which will take you straight to Payfast and there is no limit to the amount that can be donated. Donations from corporate entities of R5000 and higher will receive a tax certificate.

We honour all donations with equal appreciation and will thank all sponsors individually on our Donations page.

  • Dr. Iqbal Survé
    Dr. Iqbal Survé
Dr. Iqbal Survé, current chair of Sekunjalo Investments Limited is the ambassador of the Mammoth Bursary and has a strong commitment to education and academia as the Chairman of the UCT Graduate School of Business and a Governor of the UCT Foundation.

Dr. Survé already promotes the Survé Bursary as well as various education trusts which aim to aid students in maths and sciences.

Mammoth BI thanks Dr. Survé for his support of the Mammoth Bursary.