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The digital skills of the future

September 18, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments Off on The digital skills of the future

We are all too aware about the challenges of adapting to continuously evolving technology. From business practices to solution development; organisations of all shapes and sizes need to keep abreast of the digital world. But, how is this impacting on the skills needed for this more connected environment? The technology (or rather information) worker of...

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Education is one of the country's top three national priorities and government has allocated R1 trillion towards it for the next three years.

Technology can change the face of learning for SA’s youth

September 13, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Technology can change the face of learning for SA’s youth

South Africa needs to undergo a learning revolution to keep up with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and improve the way young South Africans learn. This according to Michael Wolf, CEO of Formula D – an interactive experience design firm that...

Upskill from within for business growth

Upskill from within for business growth

September 12, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Upskill from within for business growth

Businesses in the digital age need to adapt quickly to new technologies but upskilling to stay ahead of the technology curve can be expensive and time-consuming. An effective strategy to address this skills gap is growth from within – a strategy that...

Schneider Electric powers up South African classrooms

Econet and Snapplify partner to impact education and literacy in Africa

September 11, 2018 • Education, SponsoredComments Off on Econet and Snapplify partner to impact education and literacy in Africa

A new collaborative partnership between two African powerhouses, Econet and Snapplify, will make hundreds of thousands of ebooks available to African readers across multiple digital platforms on mobile, tablet and desktop – from educational materials to...

SAP Africa to work with African universities to expand and drive innovation opportunities in Africa to help customers accelerate into becoming Intelligent Enterprises

SAP Africa drives innovation opportunities via universities

September 11, 2018 • EducationComments Off on SAP Africa drives innovation opportunities via universities

SAP Africa today announced the opening of eight new SAP Next-Gen Chapter universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main objective is to expand and drive innovation opportunities with SAP customers to help them accelerate into becoming intelligent...

Prof Ben Shneiderman, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland

Smartphone-tech pioneer awarded honorary doctorate by UP

September 10, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Smartphone-tech pioneer awarded honorary doctorate by UP

Prof Ben Shneiderman, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland and a world leader in the visualisation of big data sets, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built...

Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

September 8, 2018 • Education, Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

Every day we hear about new revolutionary technologies being launched or developed that could change the way we live and work. Innovations like self-driving cars, robotic assistants and virtual reality headsets have propelled us into the future. Virtual...

Google Kenya kicked off the first ever Web Rangers Africa summit to tackle how to make the internet safer for young users.

Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

September 6, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent. 26 Web Rangers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are attending the summit to...

Digital technology is commonplace and the hardware, married with connectivity has changed our lives forever

The power of tech to redefine learning

September 2, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments Off on The power of tech to redefine learning

Technology is a tool. And like any tool, it can be used successfully or abused. In 1996, the late Steve Jobs was being interviewed for Wired magazine and was questioned on his views on the potential for technology to transform education. His reply was a...

I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

August 31, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

STE(A)M educational company, I-Innovate has partnered with U.S. developers, Curiosity Machine to bring the AI Family Challenge to South Africa. The project aims to ultimately reaching 20 000 learners in disadvantaged communities around the world. I-Innovate...

Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

August 29, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

The Vodafone Ghana National Coding Programme launched in partnership at the Accra Digital Centre with the government will benefit 10 000 youth in the next five years.  The programme is part of Vodafone’s unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital...

How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

August 27, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

Blossom Academy, a data science talent accelerator company in Ghana that recruits students from several West African universities to participate in its data science training program. According to Country Director Larbi Adjei-Lawrence, the year-long training...

Adapt or die – future proofing TVET colleges for a rapidly changing world

Adapt or die – future proofing TVET colleges for a rapidly changing world

August 23, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Adapt or die – future proofing TVET colleges for a rapidly changing world

In the face of the 4th industrial revolution and quickly evolving technology, unless South African TVET colleges, develop a technology plan, they will be irrelevant. These challenging words by Myles Thies, Director of Digital Learning Services, Eiffel Corp at...

Khulisa Academy: Committed to nurturing the future

Khulisa Academy: Committed to nurturing the future

August 21, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Khulisa Academy: Committed to nurturing the future

If you break down the definition of Industry 4.0, it holds that there have already been three industrial revolutions. The first was the introduction of industry’s ingredients, such as mechanisation and steam power. The second was the adoption of...

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

South Africa needs to prioritise STEM education of face deepening unemployment

August 20, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments Off on South Africa needs to prioritise STEM education of face deepening unemployment

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). And while this is a major concern under any circumstance, the relentless...

The unveiling ceremony of "N-Power Junior Smart Classroom Project" was held this week.

NetDragon launches innovative technologies in Africa

August 19, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NetDragon launches innovative technologies in Africa

Online gaming company, NetDragon Websoft has revealed its newly established footprint in Africa. NetDragon’s senior management team recently visited Nigeria to explore the opportunity to support the country’s digitalisation in education with the...