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Gareth Hawkey, redPanda Software CEO.

Why practical skills training should be a strategic imperative for SA’s IT leaders

March 20, 2017 • Education, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In a business environment that is now largely driven by innovative IT and software, there is massive demand for skilled and highly trained IT professionals. Sadly, as has been well documented, there is an increasingly dire shortage of these individuals in the local sphere. This lack in supply seems to be partly the result of [&hellip...

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Bunmi Banjo, Growth Engine & Brand Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Google trains 1 million Africans in digital skills in less than a year

March 15, 2017 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has announced today that the 1 million milestone in its Digital Skills programme has been reached. The company had on 16 April last year committed to training 1 million Africans on digital skills within a year. Google reached its target early, and has...

Vodafone Zambia has promised to offer 100% wifi to university students on campus.  (Image: Google/fitch.com)

Vodafone Zambia to offer 100% wifi bonuses to universities

March 13, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Zambia commemorated international Youth day on 12 March, Vodafone Zambia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lars Stork stressed the important role education plays in equipping young people with the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital...

South African learners can now access education through their smartphones. (image: Mark Chipps)

Video platform allows learners to access education offline

March 9, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Video platform allows learners to access education offline

Grades 8 and 9 in South Africa can turn their cell-phone into an experienced and engaging teacher for every lesson they will need in key subjects – without internet connectivity or incurring data costs. This innovation, known as “Subject Maps”, came...

The UNICAF Mobile App.

Online University launches mobile App

March 6, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Online University launches mobile App

In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This...

UNICAF has created the UNICAF mobile application designed to complement the UNICAF website.

UNICAF introduces mobile app for programmes

March 3, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on UNICAF introduces mobile app for programmes

In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This...

Colin Thornton, CEO, Dial a Nerd.

Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

February 25, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

Education technology can boost learner performance but there’s plenty of debate about how soon it should be used and then… how much. In his recent budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving...

Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager for IBM South Africa.

Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

February 24, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

An event recently held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg, saw the official launch of IBM’s Digital Nation initiative- an initiative aimed at increasing digital literacy in Africa . According to the technology giant, the launch of this skills...

eLearnAfrica has partnered with Unicaf university extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent.

Unicaf University partners with eLearnAfrica

February 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Unicaf University partners with eLearnAfrica

Unicaf University has announced that its programmes will be available on eLearnAfrica.com, thereby extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent. This co-operation proves the reputation Unicaf University enjoys as a centre of educational...

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

Mwabu is Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2017

February 13, 2017 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Mwabu is Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2017

The Education Innovation Summit, taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2017, is pleased to announce Mwabu as a Gold sponsor. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will be interactive with roundtable discussions and case...

The initiative provides a cloud based learning platform for IT skills development. (IBM)

IBM invests $70 million to bring digital skills for African youth

February 9, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM invests $70 million to bring digital skills for African youth

IBM is investing $70 million in building digital, cloud and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa,”  aims to equip 25 million people with IT skills over the next...

Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

February 6, 2017 • Education, Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions...

MTN mobile money

MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

January 26, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

With a US$1 million dollar donation, MTN Group has confirmed its backing of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led drive to rewrite Africa’s history from an African perspective, through the General History of Africa...

Ade Ayeyemi, CEO Ecobank Group and Amr Kamel, GM Microsoft.

Microsoft, EcoBank aim to drive digital transformation in Africa

January 25, 2017 • Education, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft, EcoBank aim to drive digital transformation in Africa

Microsoft and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major...

7 e-learning trends of 2017 (Source: E-learning Industry)

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

January 25, 2017 • Education, Lists, OpinionComments Off on 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

What are the 7 E-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017? In an attempt to answer this question, we could look around us, assess what has been working so far in terms of education technology, and take some educated guesses on what could work in...

Peter Kriel, General Manager at The Independent Institute of Education.

Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

January 17, 2017 • Education, GeneralComments (2)

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. “Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of...