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Tata Consultancy Services’ Problem-Solving Competition Empowers Students to Create Innovative Digital Solutions to Help Overcome the Most Urgent Sustainability Challenges



JOHANNESBURG, October 17, 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has launched the TCS Sustainathon in South Africa, a problem-solving competition that empowers and inspires the youth to develop and execute innovative ideas to address real-world issues, using the power of technology.

The theme for this year is Zero Hunger, focusing on finding ways to ensure adequate nutrition and food security for children and all South Africans living in underprivileged communities. The ideas can be linked to changes in policy, design, or broader society.

To build on their ideas, participants will have the opportunity work with the Sustainathon’s challenge partners Pick n Pay, Unilever and BankservAfrica, and strategic partners like the Department of Education Western Cape, the Sustainability Institute and UN Global Compact South Africa.

Registrations for TCS Sustainathon South Africa are now open to students below the age of 18 in the Western Cape. On registration, participants will be able to attend a programme of briefing webinars, before the final concept submission and the TCS Sustainathon grand finale at the Sustainability Institute in the Western Cape. The 10 finalists will be announced on November 8.

The winning team will receive a cash prize of R 30,000, while second place will win R 20,000, and third place R 10,000. All finalists will receive R 5,000.

Langa Dube, Country Manager, TCS South Africa, said, “We are pleased to launch TCS Sustainathon South Africa. The challenge will give our young people an opportunity to creatively harness technology and conceive innovative solutions to address societal problems like hunger, and shape a better future for everyone.”

TCS Sustainathon has previously taken place in the UK, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

For details and to register for TCS Sustainathon SA, visit:

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 606,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $25.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit


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