For COVID-19 updates, visit the official government website for free.

Vodacom Now!

The United Nations created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform the world by presenting a unified vision to end poverty, reduce inequality and prevent further harm to the planet. We have already seen how Vodacom contributed to Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 5 (Gender Equality) in the 2019 financial year. Now let's take a look at what Vodacom is doing to contribute to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Key targets

Vodacom is committed to the following targets for Goal 8:

  1. to achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation,
  2. to promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises,
  3. to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men by 2030,
  4. to substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training by 2020, and
  5. to strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.

Vodacom's commitment

Vodacom continues to contribute positively to the economy by providing opportunities for our communities. We believe connectivity is a powerful tool for achieving socio-economic growth and development, helping to reduce poverty, improve healthcare and education, and drive sustainable economic growth. Increased connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile financial services provide innovations and technologies that help society, making lives easier, healthier and smarter.

Our highlights of 2019

Vodacom and the UN SDG 8

Next week, we'll be looking at Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Header photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash

Suggested Posts

Dispelling myths around COVID-19 and 5G networks

Vodacom | 8th Jan 21

View more
There has been a lot of talk on social media suggesting a connection between the novel coronavirus and fifth-generation (5G) technology.
Vodacom 531 Followers

Digital society: Masingita Masunga speaks about abuse as a woman with a disability

Vodacom | 30th Dec 20

View more
Media practitioner and TV personality, Masingita Masunga, who was born with cerebral palsy, speaks to us about her thoughts on abuse as a person with a disability.
Vodacom 531 Followers

10 steps to set your child up with a healthy online/offline balance

Caryn Welby-Solomon | 21st Dec 20

View more
In the days when most schools were online, and the chances of having places to go to that were open were scarce, there was very little to do other than spend time online.