31 Aug 2017

Enabling Digital Transformation in South Africa

Enabling Digital Transformation in South Africa

South African companies are increasingly embracing digital transformation strategies to remain competitive in the new digital economy. Digital transformation strategies are typically focussed on improving interaction with customers and partners, reducing operational inefficiencies, lowering costs and unlocking new business opportunities.

According to Cornastone Director, Ansu Sooful, in order to ensure successful digital adoption, companies will require skilled resources who can rapidly deliver key digital innovative solutions. Cornastone is therefore investing in digital skills development

It is Cornastone’s experience that South Africa currently has a significant shortage of API management skills. As a result, Cornastone has partnered with Apigee (a wholly owned Google company), to develop local competency and skills in API management.  By September 2017, Cornastone will have successfully trained and certified over a dozen Apigee resources who can provide professional API Management Services to various public and private sectors,” says Sooful.

Cornastone is currently in discussions with various parties to provide Digital Transformation development centres in South Africa, with the aim of building skills that will benefit in building our country’s digital economy. “If we as a country are unable to build the necessary skills that are required to function in a digital economy, South Africa will remain stagnant in comparison to the rest of the world. Hence the urgency to focus on capacity building in technologies such as API Management, Big Data and Robotic Process Automation that drives the adoption and growth of Digital Transformation in an increasing complicated economic environment,” says Sooful.


About Cornastone

Cornastone Enterprise Systems (Pty) Ltd is a leading South African Information, Communication and Technology company that operates in the Southern African region. The company has 3 offices located in Rivonia (Head Office), Centurion and Cape Town. The company has a current staff compliment of 175 people and provides solutions to both public sector and corporate customers. Since Cornastone’s acquisition by EOH we are able to leverage EOH competencies and specialised resources across a broad spectrum of services. Cornastone is ISO 9002 compliant and a Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor.


Our certified Apigee team together with Abdullah Ahmed (Apigee Trainer) Cape Town






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15 Mar 2017

Think Tank – learnings from the Mobile World Congress 2017

At Cornastone, innovation and thinking out-of-the-box, is a way of life. We recognise the importance of innovation in maintaining a competitive edge. Our innovation programme also directly contributes to the development of South Africa’s knowledge economy.

According to a recent World Bank report, “The emergence of the global knowledge economy has put a premium on learning throughout the world. Ideas and know-how as sources of economic growth and development, along with the application of new technologies, have important implications for how people learn and apply knowledge throughout their lives.”

These are the principles that guide our actions in all we do, both internally and externally. Our team has since 2016. been holding regular Think Tank initiatives where external speakers have the opportunity to showcase their areas of expertise, stimulate critical thinking and be a catalyst for further action amongst the team.

Two Cornastone representatives recently returned from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and the first Think Tank for 2017 was inspired by some of the key learnings taken from MWC 2017.

The mobile industry was incidentally the first industry to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, under the theme “connecting all to a better future”.


Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 12.51.36 PMOne of the underlying passions shared by many of the committed Cornastone staff is the pursuit of new technology to solve social problems.

To this end, the development and possibilities of 5G technology was a highlight of the discussion.

In a world where heterogeneous networks work in synergy to provide high speed, low latency always on connectivity, the connected individual becomes a reality. This is effectively 5G technology in action.


5G will require a multitude of disparate network elements working together to provide high-speed data networks. It is impossible for existing solutions to support this type of network.

In a future world, machine learning and self-healing networks are essential to make 5G networks function.

Cornastone’s strategic focus on IoT platforms, APIs, big data, analytics, process robotics, smart city/tech, customer experience, and cloud is headed in the right direction and is leading us to what is called the 4th industrial revolution.

This is just the start of an ongoing discussion and the creation of thought leadership around how Cornastone can harness new technology to improve business processes for our clients and simultaneously contribute to social development solutions on an international platform.

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14 Mar 2017

Think Tank – driving innovation at Cornastone

At Cornastone, innovation and thinking out-of-the-box, is a way of life. We recognise the importance of innovation in maintaining a competitive edge and for this Cornastone was officially recognised as the “Most Innovative Medium Enterprise Company in South Africa for 2016”. Think Tank was established to cultivate exactly that. Through our innovation program, we are directly contributing to the development of South Africa’s knowledge economy. Think Tank is rooted in the premise that today’s revenue stream will have disappeared in three years and new business opportunities must be identified and acted upon now. The level of engagement and critical thinking has grown exponentially as a result and this initiative has become a regular feature within our organisation.

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24 Nov 2016

Cornastone wins Innovation Award at 2016 HPE Partner Awards

On Tuesday 15 November, Cornastone clinched yet another award for Innovation!  This time at the annual HPE Partner Awards held in Johannesburg.

HPE selected Cornastone for the prestigious Innovation Award in recognition of our advancements in the fields of Data Analytics, Service Assurance, Service Management and Security.

HPE South Africa is a highly valued and committed partner to Cornastone. We are therefore highly appreciative of the award and extremely proud that HPE have recognised Cornastone’s unrelenting quest to develop innovative customer solutions across our business domains.

We look forward to continuing on this trajectory, constantly striving to be at the forefront of innovation in technology.


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31 Oct 2016

Cornastone Scoops Multiple Awards For Business Innovation

Successful business relationships are built on service excellence, ethical business practices, innovation and passion for the service we provide to our clients. Your support for our business is what drives us to constantly raise the bar. It therefore gives me great pleasure to share with you our organisation’s latest achievement in business excellence.

Cornastone scooped first prize in three of the four award categories at the Da Vinci TT100 Business Innovation Awards ceremony held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Johannesburg Country Club. Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, who presided over the event, commended Cornastone for outstanding achievement in the following award categories:

  • Winner : Management of Technology
  • Winner : Management of Innovation
  • Winner : Sustainability
  • Finalist : Management of People


Through our innovation program, which is formally recognised within our industry as well as academic and government circles, we are directly contributing to the development of South Africa’s knowledge economy.

We have also been recognised for the sustainable business model that drives our innovation. This is an exceptional achievement for a company of our size.

The commitment, dedication, and passion of our staff resulted in Cornastone being recognised as the “Most Innovative Medium Enterprise Company in South Africa for 2016”. This accolade inspires us to strive for even greater achievements. We are committed to sharing of our expertise, knowledge and passion to take your business to the next level.

We are proud to be spearheading a culture of innovative use of technology, particularly in a very challenging economic climate within South Africa today. Thank you for your loyal support. We look forward to the rest of the journey in partnership with you.

Lufuno Nevhutalu
Executive Chairman – Cornastone Group


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01 Dec 2015

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