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Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

December 12, 2018 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top scientists and astronauts from around the world. The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of...

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Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Accenture has partnered with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), to provide both training and job opportunities to vulnerable youth for the future of work. This year’s activities culminated...

South African students to take part in the supercomputing competition in Germany

South Africa: 6 students selected for supercomputing competition in Germany

December 11, 2018 • EducationComments (0)

The annual Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) conference, which took place in Cape Town recently, provided a platform for South African students to showcase their skills in building supercomputers and their innovative ideas on how to prevent...

Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg. Founded in 2014, Startup Guide is a creative content and publishing company that produces guidebooks and...

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

December 8, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in Khayelitsha, Western Cape as part of South Africa’s 2030 education goals set out in the National...

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

December 7, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital industrial company, GE launched an e-learning portal on Thursday, 06 December 2018 for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians across the...

Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg

Skills development is key to Industry 4.0

December 6, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence. According to Chief Director of Future Production...

Youth Entrepreneurship Awards

South African learners celebrated at National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards

December 6, 2018 • EducationComments (0)

Senior Private and Public sector stakeholders, and young entrepreneurs from across South Africa gathered at a glittering celebration of the 2018 Step Up 2 A Start Up National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, held last night at the Southern Sun Arcadia in...

Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

December 4, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (1)

At the Global Citizen Festival South Africa 2018, Cisco announced its commitment to training 10 million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1 million in Africa over the next five years. The Chairman and CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins...

Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

As we move closer to digital transformation and with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning it’s essential that kids learn how to code. Toy production company, Lego has rolled out the first kit in the Lego Boost range that is designed...

Huawei's StorySign shows deaf kids the magic of storytime

Huawei’s StorySign shows deaf kids the magic of storytime

December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Learning to read can be a difficult task in itself for a lot of children, but even more so for deaf and hard-of-hearing children who can’t hear the subject matter explained to them. The fact that 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents who...

When it comes to skills local is essential.

When it comes to skills local is essential

December 4, 2018 • EducationComments (0)

Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) is committed to working with local talent – imparting knowledge and training local talent to support growth.  It’s a company focused on using local skills and organisations to ensure that IT solutions are...

HP commits to educate 100,000 learners across Africa

December 3, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

HP announced a new commitment at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE...

Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

December 3, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘yas’ as an informal way to express great pleasure or excitement. The YAS! Youth for Africa and SDGs – short for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – initiative by the United Nations Development...

SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

November 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound...

VR

Virtual Reality: A revolution in efficient, effective and safe skills development

November 18, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments Off on Virtual Reality: A revolution in efficient, effective and safe skills development

A significant challenge facing mining and other industries is skills development and the question of how to move the needle when it comes to ensuring memory retention in safety training. Virtual Reality (VR) technology offers a solution that is both more...