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Social Responsibility

Real IRM Social ResponsibilityIntroduction

Real IRM is committed to creating and maintaining an organisation that focuses on personal development, embraces diversity, and encourages innovation and creativity. The company strives to present opportunities to our employees that help them to grow to reach their potentials. We do this by empowering our people, providing a fair and equitable work environment, and by investing in both our employees and the communities from which they come.

Employment Equity

Real IRM is striving to achieve diversity in its workforce and thereby reflect the varied demographics in South Africa. The company hires on merit and develops all its staff members in fields relevant to their positions in the organisation. Hiring procedures and policies are carefully documented, and affirmative action appointments, like all others, reflect the candidate's capability and potential. Performance is assessed on merit alone, and incentives and salary increases are awarded on this basis.

All our employees are treated equally and without bias so that equal opportunities are available to all. The organisation holds a zero tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind. Real IRM adheres to the laws laid out in the Labour Relations Act and strives to maintain a working environment where innovation and initiative are rewarded and employees are free to express their creativity.

Real IRM is a level 2 BBBEE contributor. Our BBBEE Scorecard is available for download.


Real IRM is committed to these employment equity objectives:

  • Promoting employee diversity : We will nurture a company culture in which respect for all people is valued and diversity is recognised as an asset.
  • Eliminating discrimination : We have eliminated any discriminatory practices and policies.
  • Removed barriers to the advancement of previously disadvantaged groups : We have removed any barriers that unfairly restrict access to employment, promotion, training and allocation of benefits.
  • Value Based Management - Real IRM are implementing value based management (VBM) as a cornerstone of our remuneration and empowerment policy across all staff members. Our approach to VBM is based on the following principles:
    • Alignment - linked to ability to create value
    • Improvement - changes in value creation
    • Concentration - one measure of total business performance
    • Materiality - worth your while
    • Unlimited upside - no ceilings
    • Sustainability - bonus deferral
    • Retention - deferred bonus forfeit
    • Definitive - explicit, reliable and objective link between bonus and performance
    • Community - full employee participation
  • Eliminating all harassment : We enforce our Disciplinary Code, which defines unacceptable conduct and explains grievance procedures. This code covers employment equity issues, while a separate policy is in place to cover sexual harassment.

Latest News

On 24 November 2021 The Open Group Africa hosted a virtual workshop to evaluate the Spanish Higher Education Capability Map currently under review within The Open Group Architecture Forum.

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology standards consortium, is hosting its upcoming “Open Digital Standards” event October 26 – 27, 2021.

After a longstanding debate over the compatibility and relationship between enterprise architecture and Agile methodologies, The Open Group has released its Open Agile Architecture standard - a standard that provides guidance and best practices for enterprise architects transitioning to Agile met

For the first time since the Enterprise Architecture Forum’s inception in 2004, The Open Group South Africa is proud to have held a live, virtual Enterprise Architecture forum. The mostly-monthly event took place on the 25th of June 2020.

The Open Group South Africa is proud to announce that the number of TOGAF® 9 individual certifications has passed the major milestone of 100 000. These certifications span 149 countries throughout the world.

As of May 2020, the number of TOGAF 9 certifications is growing rapidly and is about to surpass 100 000 (the number is currently 98 900). This number includes certified individuals from 149 countries.

November 2019 saw The Open Group release its latest version of the ArchiMate ® modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

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Real IRM is searching for outstanding individuals to join our dynamic team. Please contact us for more information.

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