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Microsoft head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

June 23, 2017 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, have announced the creation of a portal for young South Africans called Mahala.ms. Through this portal young people will be be able to activate Microsoft licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud-based storage services free of charge. The main objective of the platform is...

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Bridging the gap between youth unemployment and skills shortages.

Nokia looking to combat youth unemployment in Africa

June 15, 2017 • Education, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unemployment in South Africa remains a major issue, currently sitting at 26.50 percent, while the country’s youth unemployment is currently at a staggering 50.9 percent. Despite this, many technology companies continue to cite skills shortages as one of...

Reshaad Sha, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Director at DFA.

Opinion: The robot revolution!

June 14, 2017 • Education, General, OpinionComments (0)

For those who are into science fiction, the term ‘machine learning’ immediately conjures up images of computers taking over the world, either to send murderous terminators from the future to our present or to place us all inside the Matrix as living power...

AfriLabs and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network enter a partnership for African technology to lead the continent’s progress.

AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, Education, General, HealthcareComments Off on AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

A pan-African network of 50 technology innovation hubs, AfriLabs, has joined forces with iHUB Kenya and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network* which is founded by SPIDER* to unite key sectors for digitally advancing development in health, education and rights...

JAMIE MARTIN
Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and adviser to UK Government.

Interview: Jamie Martin discusses Edtech in Africa

June 7, 2017 • Education, People, Top StoriesComments (1)

In yet another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to former Senior Adviser to UK Government, Jamie Martin at the recent Education Innovation Summit held in Johannesburg. Martin, who was responsible for overseeing radical reform of the school system...

iLearn will be offering the first MICT SETA-approved blended learning Learnership this year. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

iLearn pioneers first blended IT Learnership in SA

June 7, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on iLearn pioneers first blended IT Learnership in SA

Learning solutions company, iLearn will be offering the first MICT SETA-approved blended learning Learnership this year. Innovatively merging all the advantages of online learning with the tried and tested benefits of classroom learning, the new IT...

A packed Raddison Blu Gautrain Hotel Conference hall for the Education Innovation Summit 2017. (Image: Dean Workman)

Attendees give Education Innovation Summit 2017 the thumbs up

June 2, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Attendees give Education Innovation Summit 2017 the thumbs up

This years edition of the Education Innovation Summit took place on the 31st of May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel. The one day conference brought together leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs to discuss...

AGRICOLLEGES international has established a cloud-based e-learning platform, where students can study on computers and mobile devices. (image: E-learning Industry)

New e-learning platform for agriculturalists

June 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New e-learning platform for agriculturalists

A new modern cloud-based e-learning institution, AGRICOLLEGES International has been launched in a bid to provide students with affordable, accessible and industry-relevant agricultural course content. The institution uses Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace...

The Education Innovation Summit will take place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain on 31 May 2017.

21 Speakers Gear Up for Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 29, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 21 Speakers Gear Up for Education Innovation Summit 2017

As anticipation grows ahead of the second Education Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 31 May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Johannesburg, the final list of speakers has been announced. The summit is expected to showcase the...

The 2017 SAP Africa Skills for Africa next moves to East Africa, Kenya in July 2017, followed by another South Africa chapter in the fourth quarter of this year.

SAP trains unemployed graduates

May 29, 2017 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP trains unemployed graduates

Following an intense 9-week on-site training program held between the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir and the Rhamna Skills Center, supported by OCP Foundation in Morocco, the 2017 class of the Francophone Africa leg of SAP Africa’s Skills...

We need to drive a youth-centred information society, says Nokia.

Nokia strives to empower African youth

May 23, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia strives to empower African youth

  While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology. According to Brahim Ghribi,...

National Education Collaboration Trust joins Education Innovation Summit.

National Education Collaboration Trust partners Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 19, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on National Education Collaboration Trust partners Education Innovation Summit 2017

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit 2017. The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is an organisation dedicated to strengthening partnerships within...

The Education Innovation Summit will take place on the 31 May 2017.

Top 10 Topics at Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 19, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Topics at Education Innovation Summit 2017

On the 31st of May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, the second edition of the Education Innovation Summit will be taking place. This year the focus will be on helping instructors and administrators improve efficiency, learner assessment and data management...

Gift of the Givers leverages SAP Cloud Platform to launch first mobile app to facilitate donations.

Parenting? There’s an App for that

May 19, 2017 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Parenting? There’s an App for that

The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm’s reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according...

JAMIE MARTIN
Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and adviser to UK Government.

Former UK Government adviser to deliver keynote at Education Innovation Summit

May 15, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Former UK Government adviser to deliver keynote at Education Innovation Summit

Jamie Martin, a former special adviser to UK Secretary of State for Education and an Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2017 Education Innovation Summit, which is set to take...

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BCX Announce R60 Million Educational Partnership

May 10, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BCX Announce R60 Million Educational Partnership

Telkom subsidiary, BCX, has announced a significant contribution of R60 million to WeThinkCode as they have become the new primary growth partner of the organisation which offers a tuition-free programme designed to educate the next generation of software...