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NetOps initiative to address skill gaps and drive business value

NetOps initiative to address skill gaps and drive business value

February 15, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

F5 Networks has announced a project that aims to help businesses and the wider IT industry more effectively embrace automation, unlock new levels of performance and address lingering IT skills gaps. F5’s global Super-NetOps initiative is an industry first in EMEA. Its ongoing intention is to shake up the network operations (NetOps) community to facilitate...

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Winner of MTN Award donates prize money to student crowdfunding initiative

Winner of MTN Award donates prize money to student crowdfunding initiative

February 13, 2018 • Education, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Female students who require financial support to start or further their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at tertiary institutions now have the opportunity to motivate to be beneficiaries of a crowdfunding initiative. This...

South African students excels at International science fair

South African students excel at International science fair

February 13, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Last week young scientist, Zara Nijzink-Laurie, representing South Africa at the prestigious Taiwan International Science Fair took home second prize in the behavioural and social sciences category. The Taiwan International Science Fair is an annual event in...

NRF to support Women and Girls in Science and Technology

NRF to support Women and Girls in Science and Technology

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

The United Nations (UN) celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Sunday, 11 February 2018. According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and...

Kenya's first AppFactory launched by USIU-Africa and Microsoft

Kenya’s first AppFactory launched by USIU-Africa and Microsoft

February 8, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The United States International University – Africa (USIU-Africa), in collaboration with Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, has on Thursday, 08 February 2018 launched Kenya’s first AppFactory at the Incubation and Innovation Center (I2C) in Nairobi. The...

The importance of availability for universities in 2018

The importance of availability for universities in 2018

February 7, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments (0)

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students. At times it feels like the list of demands placed on universities is so long that...

Safer Internet Day: Google, Film and Publications Board partner to empower kids and educators

Google and FPB partner on Safer Internet Day

February 6, 2018 • Education, General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, the world celebrates Safer Internet Day and Google took the opportunity to announce that it has partnered with the Film and Publications Board (FPB) to empower learners, educators, and parents. Celebrated annually on the second day...

NRF to support Women and Girls in Science and Technology

Orange and CNED to distribute educational content on smartphones in Africa

February 5, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange has announced a partnership with National Distance Learning Centre (CNED) to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa. Hundreds of African students have difficulties accessing high-quality educational content. To address this,...

Local coding initiative opens doors for South African youth

Local coding initiative opens doors for South African youth

January 25, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Local coding initiative opens doors for South African youth

WeThinkCode_, a tuition-free, peer-to-peer technology university has opened its doors to anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 who passes the entrance tests to learn how to code. Arlene Mulder, MD and co-founder of WeThinkCode_ said, “We are all about...

Logistics technology firm, Sendy plans East African expansion

Maths learning app to launch in South Africa

January 24, 2018 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Maths learning app to launch in South Africa

A mobile phone app, which has been developed to make high-quality maths education free and accessible to students from various socio-economic backgrounds, will be launched in South Africa in April 2018. Open Omnia is a web-based programme which aims to assist...

How technology can aid universities in providing free education

South Africa: How technology can aid universities in providing free education

January 24, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: How technology can aid universities in providing free education

In light of the free higher education pronouncement by the South African President, Jacob Zuma, universities in the country will have to innovate quickly to address the vast numbers that will seek to respond to the opportunity. This is especially poignant in...

Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite SA’s manufacturing sector

Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite South Africa’s manufacturing sector

January 18, 2018 • Education, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite South Africa’s manufacturing sector

The manufacturing industry’s role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline: from contributing nearly a quarter of GDP in the 1980s, the sector added a mere 13% to the country’s GDP in 2016. Job creation has also not...

5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

Top 5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

January 16, 2018 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

Believe it or not, the new school year is already upon us. With so many devices on the market for education purposes, choosing a device that will provide the best support for a broad range of ages and activities is likely to be one of the most challenging...

Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

The science of securing cyber skills

January 12, 2018 • Education, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The science of securing cyber skills

A recent scientific report found that our memories simultaneously generate two forms of personal experience. The hippocampus captures knowledge for the short term and the cortex banks it for the future. Businesses would do well to emulate such foresight and...

BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

January 11, 2018 • Education, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

On 10 January 2018, iamtheCODE, the first Africa-led global movement designed to mobilise governments, businesses and investors to support young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design), through learning how to code,...

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

January 8, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School, Red & Yellow has announced that it will accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses. Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders since 1994. As a progressive...