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New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

New field of data science captivates South Africa’s youth

December 4, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Explore Data Science Academy, South Africa’s first such training institution, futured by BCX, has received over 7 500 online applications for its 2018 Cape Town based one-year Accredited Skills Data Science Programme. The academy launched just two months ago with an offer of 100 free internships in 2018, courtesy of founder sponsor BCX. The ICT [&hellip...

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Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

December 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 1 December 2017, Westcon-Comstor announced the launch of Velocity, an on-demand, online education programme designed to empower partner sales teams with the right mix of industry-trusted sales coaching, accelerated vendor-solution training and...

South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

November 24, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

The I Am Science initiative launched by Goethe-Institut is in line with movements such as #BlackGirlMagic, the initiative aims to work against race and gender biases that young girls and women face daily. The initiative is aimed at early high school girls in...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

November 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco has announced the release of seven free, self-enrol online courses to help South Africans to develop their digital skills. The company believes that in doing so, it is following through on its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by...

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

South Africa: BCX launches a free digital learning platform

November 7, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: BCX launches a free digital learning platform

On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a  digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future through free access to...

Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

November 7, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

Global technology company, Siemens has announced a handover of equipment related to industrial automation that aims to enable integrated engineering to 13 engineering faculties at universities and colleges in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya....

Microsoft education apps to aid learning in Kenya.

Microsoft education apps to aid learning in Kenya

October 27, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft education apps to aid learning in Kenya

Microsoft has launched a new product that is aimed at learning institutions. Microsoft 365 Education consists of applications and products integrated to aid learning at all levels. The product will empower teachers by making it possible for them to use...

Africa Code Week 2017 launched in Tanzania

Africa Code Week 2017 launched in Tanzania

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week 2017 launched in Tanzania

Africa Code Week (ACW) kicked-off in Tanzania in the presence of Government officials and hundreds of pupils from surrounding areas kicking off the first series of live coding workshops. Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako Tanzanian Minister of Education, Science,...

Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative.

Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative

The government in Tanzania has introduced a TZS 4 billion project on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in secondary schools. The African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) programme will be implemented in 40 secondary schools across...

10 South African students go to China for the Seed for the Future programme

10 South African students to participate in global Seed programme

October 16, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 South African students to participate in global Seed programme

ICT Company Huawei South Africa has partnered with the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to afford 10 South African students from universities across the country an opportunity to participate in its global Seeds for the Future...

Collaboration to fast track digital skills development among learners

Collaboration to fast track digital skills development among learners

October 13, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Collaboration to fast track digital skills development among learners

The South African youth are facing a difficult future. According to the latest Statistics SA figures, 56% of South Africa’s unemployed are aged between 15 and 34, while Department of Basic Education statistics showed that as much as 44.6% of learners drop...

Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

Data analysis initiative enables educators to make data-driven decisions

October 12, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Data analysis initiative enables educators to make data-driven decisions

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) launched a partnership with the National Department of Education in 2012 to enable South African schools to translate data into actionable insights. The Data Driven Districts (DDD) initiative aims to enable data...

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

October 9, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

The Government of Mozambique is gearing up for the Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October 2017. In an important development, it has now been confirmed that UNESCO has officially partnered with Innovation...

SAP East Africa

Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

October 4, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

52 skilled youths graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program this week in Kenya. The graduation ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. All 52 graduates have already been placed at partner and customer...

ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa's shortcomings

Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

October 3, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

On the 2nd of October 2017, 40 employees from Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea gathered in Accra to take part in the company’s annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP). The week-long initiative, which is aimed at empowering young girls with...

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

October 3, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Over 450 public and private school teachers from across North Central Nigeria gathered at Baze University last week, 25-30 September 2017, for a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshop session organised as part of Africa Code Week (ACW) 2017. Forming part two of...