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Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

October 4, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

52 skilled youths graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program this week in Kenya. The graduation ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. All 52 graduates have already been placed at partner and customer organisations in the region. Head of SAP Skills for Africa, Meena Confait, said, [&hellip...

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ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa's shortcomings

Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

October 3, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

On the 2nd of October 2017, 40 employees from Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea gathered in Accra to take part in the company’s annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP). The week-long initiative, which is aimed at empowering young girls with...

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

October 3, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Over 450 public and private school teachers from across North Central Nigeria gathered at Baze University last week, 25-30 September 2017, for a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshop session organised as part of Africa Code Week (ACW) 2017. Forming part two of...

PC tablets

Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

September 29, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

Primary School learners in Mauritius will receive PC tablets as part of a major initiative co-sponsored by the Government of India. The Minister of Education of Mauritius, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun announced that personal computer (PC) tablets will be made...

Pai Technology

New Pai tech educational games launched in South Africa

September 29, 2017 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on New Pai tech educational games launched in South Africa

Gammatek, a distributor of technology accessories, has announced the introduction of Pai Technology educational games for children in South Africa. The company will add Pai Technology’s TJ’s Math Adventure, Stem Lab-Little Engineer, Ocean Pets and Cube...

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Google gives $1.5m grant to Siyavula Education

September 28, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google gives $1.5m grant to Siyavula Education

Google has granted USD $1.5 million to the non-profit arm of Siyavula Education to provide free access to its maths practice service for 150 000 South African students and a further 150 000 in Nigeria. Siyavula started the process by announcing its...

e4 internship

e4 internship to unlock the potential of South African technology graduates

September 26, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on e4 internship to unlock the potential of South African technology graduates

Internships provide a vital link between academic learning and professional employment, and with strategic partnerships, these internships can be effective for business and the youth. With this in mind, e4 partnered with the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative...

Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017...

Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative.

Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

Technological advancements in education can impact the quality of education as well as provide ways in which teachers engage and present lessons. It is clear that the future of education is going to change and schools will soon consist of virtual teachers...

digital africa

South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

September 20, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they needed to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas. A digital persona is the personality one...

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

New mobile rewards app launched in South Africa

September 19, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New mobile rewards app launched in South Africa

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App. The app will offer student consumers rewards, freebies, deals and information, as well as free Wi-Fi and WhatsApp benefits. Van Schaik has also...

Mellanox InfiniBand still central to the phased growth plan for South Africa’s CHPC

Mellanox InfiniBand central to the growth of South Africa’s CHPC

September 15, 2017 • Education, General, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Mellanox InfiniBand central to the growth of South Africa’s CHPC

Nearly two years have passed since The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chose Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to assist it in its goal of providing high-end computing resources to the South...

New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

South Africa: First data science academy launches in Cape Town

September 13, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: First data science academy launches in Cape Town

The emerging field of data science took a quantum leap forward today with the launch of South Africa’s first data science training academy – thanks to an investment of over R50-million by BCX. The investment has largely been fuelled by the growing demand...

Mwabu

New partnership to grow financial skills of youth in Zambia

September 6, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New partnership to grow financial skills of youth in Zambia

Mwabu is partnering with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) to develop a financial education curriculum for both school learners and young women in Zambia. The educational technology company is creating a blended learning and certification programme...

PC tablets

Virtual Teacher platform launched in South Africa

September 5, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual Teacher platform launched in South Africa

Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have launched ‘Virtual Teacher’, a platform that allows teachers to deliver lessons to multiple remote classes. The move follows Vodacom’s Programme for Mobile Devices introduced in the province...

Africa Code Week 2017

SAP Trains Hundreds of Teachers in run-up to Africa Code Week 2017

August 30, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP Trains Hundreds of Teachers in run-up to Africa Code Week 2017

Volunteers from SAP CSR EMEA have successfully trained more than 350 local teachers over the weekend as part of the Train-the-Trainer sessions organised by SAP and Africa Code Week partners at Lusaka International Community School (LICS). Participants learnt...