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South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

September 20, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

The fees must fall campaign took motion in 2015 when students from universities across South Africa protested for free and quality education. This year students have resumed with their protest in a bid to combat fee increments for the 2017 academic year. According to reports by EWN, Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande announced [&hellip...

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Samsung Electronics launches Smart School Project in Akwa Ibom

September 16, 2016 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung Electronics launches Smart School Project in Akwa Ibom

Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State. Fulfining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, the project is targeted...

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Crowd funding: A solution to SA education crisis

September 16, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Crowd funding: A solution to SA education crisis

Many attempts at digital education have so far focused on the technology and largely ignored the knowledge requirements aspect. However, introducing technology into the classroom on its own is unlikely to improve education. The result of these rollouts of...

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Facebook Blueprint reaches 1 million course enrollments

September 14, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook Blueprint reaches 1 million course enrollments

In 2015, Facebook launched the Blueprint e-learning platform to help marketers around the world succeed. The Blueprint platform provides tools and training needed to learn how Facebook and Instagram can help grow their business. With 3 million active...

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South Africa – Gauteng unveils new e-chalkboard

September 2, 2016 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa – Gauteng unveils new e-chalkboard

The Gauteng Department of Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi recently unveiled the new e-chalk board (SMART Kapp) a revolutionary replacement for the dry-erase board, which will be soon rolled out to schools. VastraTech, the authorized SMART distributor in South...

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Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

August 25, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar. The initiative, which is an integral part of Samsung’s ‘Smart School Rollout’ scheme, is aimed at digitising classrooms on the...

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South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

August 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

Globally, businesses are wrestling with challenges and opportunities that call for the application of analytics – but African businesses identify the lack of talent as one of the primary factors for not being able to pursue this avenue. That’s why the...

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Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

Africa’s youth need to move from being technologists to techpreneurs, fintechonlogist to fintechpreneurs, thereby releasing the true value of Africa’s communities, businesses and people. This was the message from Khonology to more than 3000 youths who...

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Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

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School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

With technology being a central part of our 21st century lives, it’s essential that it is integrated into education. Students today have grown up with the intuition to swipe a smart phone or tablet screen, so bringing this technology into the classroom can...

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Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

August 1, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

Despite the International Money Fund predicting sub-Saharan Africa will post a 3% GDP growth rate this year, down from the 5–7% range previously recorded, the continent still possesses attractive opportunities for the global market. Many multinationals and...

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How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

July 28, 2016 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure. However, technology continues...

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City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

July 27, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau has revealed that the metropolitan municipality has secured a partnership with Microsoft SA to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office. The...

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Samsung set to empower female technicians in South Africa

July 26, 2016 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung set to empower female technicians in South Africa

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme...

Michael Meng (Vice President of Huawei); Heinrich van der Merwe (Operations Manager VUT Science Park);Dr Joe Molete (Executive Director VUT Science Park); Tshepo Mahanuke (Reverse Engineering Specialist VUT Science Park); Wanting Sheree Lan (Huawei Training Manager)

Huawei launches its first innovation and experience centre in Africa

July 23, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches its first innovation and experience centre in Africa

Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Science and Technology Park, in Sandton, South Africa on 19 July at the unveiling of Huawei’s first Innovation and Experience...

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ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

July 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The survey is part of the JCSE’s continuous effort to...