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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 (0)

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 initiative is part of IBM’s push to build “New Collar” careers for the youth of...

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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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

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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...

Hertzy Kabeya, Managing Director of The Student Hub.

South African universities are in crisis. Tech could have the answer

January 17, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African universities are in crisis. Tech could have the answer

2016 may have turned into 2017, but one issue refuses to go away. South African universities remain in deep crisis, with violent protests against – among other things – fee increases leading to shutdowns at many famous institutions. There could,...

Angel Schaerer, Teacher Engagement Lead for Microsoft South Africa.

Opinion: Knowledge Grazing in an Information Age

January 11, 2017 • Education, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Knowledge Grazing in an Information Age

The information revolution has shifted learning away from ordered hierarchies toward a much messier, disorganised and self-directed learning paradigm. But has this disrupted education yet? Look at the world we live in – the ways in which we access...

School children receive books produced by Canon for Room to Read literacy program.

Canon delivers 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa

January 11, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Canon delivers 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa

As part of their drive to boost literacy levels and education, Canon an imaging solutions company has partnered with education charity Room to Read to create  3,300 books which will be delivered to 176 school in South Africa. An integrated workflow...

Data Science Nigeria is a professional-led non-profit designed to train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday boot camps.

Data Science Nigeria runs e-Learning bootcamp

January 9, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Data Science Nigeria runs e-Learning bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientist in an aim to address the capacity gaps in Data science for beginners, intermediate and experts. The learning bootcamp will be held in Lekki axis of Lagos State between Friday 20 and...

The Deutsche Schule Pretoria has a robotics lab and with the help of leading global provider of technology and services Bosch, they have an outreach initiative established to share robot skills with those from disadvantaged communities in the Pretoria area.

Technology key to gear SA pupils into the 4th industrial revolution

December 27, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology key to gear SA pupils into the 4th industrial revolution

Robotic education started over a decade ago in South Africa. However, 90% of pupils in the country are still not exposed to the fundamentals of robotics. Less than a month ago, the education department decreased the pass standard of mathematics to 20%,...

Apps for business

South African startup “Ubers” education

December 21, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African startup “Ubers” education

Cognition Online, a new mobile app for booking and paying tutors, has gone live in South Africa to connect tutors and pupils. The app was announced as a winner in the Samsung Launching People- Mixed Talents competition. Cognition Online allows parents and...

Mwabu and Onyx Connect partner  to produce the Mwabu e-learning tablet.

Mwabu, Onyx Connect partner on e-learning tablets

December 15, 2016 • EducationComments Off on Mwabu, Onyx Connect partner on e-learning tablets

Mwabu and Onyx Connect have joined forces to locally produce the Mwabu e-learning tablet. The partnership will allow Mwabu to locally produce e-learning tablets which will enable easy distribution of their e-learning content and aid them in actively entering...