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3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

October 14, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

African network provider, MTN announced earlier this month that Djibril Ouattara has been appointed to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September. “In his most recent role as CEO of MTN Congo Brazzaville, he made significant strides in delivering...

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INTERVIEW: The supply-demand gap in data science

October 12, 2019 • Careers, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

There is a massive supply-demand gap in the area of data science and our universities and colleges are struggling to keep up with the rapid growth and changing nature of specific digital skills being demanded by companies, says Shaun Dippnall, founder of the...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

OPPO appoints new MEA President

September 19, 2019 • Careers, Company NewsComments Off on OPPO appoints new MEA President

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO announced on Thursday, 19 September 2019, that Ethan Xue has been appointed as the new President in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The announcement comes hot on the heels of news that Andy Shi, former President of OPPO...

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

September 11, 2019 • Careers, PeopleComments Off on GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

“I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council,” says Takreem El Tohamy – GM for IBM in the Middle East and Africa – on his reappointed to the US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa...

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

September 9, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on 120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

A study conducted by IBM has revealed that 12 of the largest economies will need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. The Institute for Business Value (IBV) study states that the time it takes to close a skills gap...

South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

September 5, 2019 • CareersComments Off on South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

South Africa’s specialised ICT skills gap persists, despite competitive salaries and efforts to build a skills pipeline, according to speakers at the Digital Skills Summit, co-hosted by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa...

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

August 24, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

South African lifestyle network created ‘by the youth for the youth’, TRACE Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s launching the TRACE Troops Initiative. This programme aims to tackle youth unemployment head-on by providing credible training...

OPPO appoints two new global presidents

August 23, 2019 • Careers, FeaturesComments Off on OPPO appoints two new global presidents

Global smartphone brand, OPPO announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that the establishments of its new Global Sales and Global Marketing Business Units aim to drive the company’s integrated development in global markets and provide consumers around the...

Samsung tackles job creation with new initative

Samsung tackles job creation with new initiative

August 7, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung tackles job creation with new initiative

Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project in partnership with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Microsoft. The Academy, through its Future-Innovation Lab, aims to provide youth with the opportunity to...

Job-seeker software company receives $35 million in funding

Job-seeker software company receives $35 million in funding

August 1, 2019 • Careers, StartupsComments Off on Job-seeker software company receives $35 million in funding

Harver, a pre-employment assessment software company, announced on Thursday, 1 August 2019, that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The investment is said to allow invest meant in digital automation to further accelerate Harver’s vision to...

STEM Hackathon prepares South African youth for 4th Industrial Revolution economy

STEM Hackathon prepares South African youth for 4IR economy

July 22, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on STEM Hackathon prepares South African youth for 4IR economy

45 learners from townships across South African took part in a STEM Hackathon hosted by Accenture over the weekend. The Hackathon, which took place on 20 July 2019 at Rosebank, Johannesburg aims to stimulate learners’ interest in STEM careers and the...

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

July 18, 2019 • Careers, East Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

In an effort to build support for local women in ICT, Microsoft has recruited engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria. In June, ADC Nairobi hosted its first LEAP hackathon for 26 female developers, challenging...

Sage launches Internship Programme

Sage launches Internship Programme

July 9, 2019 • Careers, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sage launches Internship Programme

Cloud business management solutions company, Sage has launched its Internship Programme, with an intake of 50 interns to the South African operation. The programme will run for 12 months offering young professionals an opportunity to apply their education in...

Interview: Grey Jabesi on innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa

July 7, 2019 • Careers, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Grey Jabesi on innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa

24-year-old Grey Jabesi, autodidact and crypto enthusiast, has just recently been appointed the new Director of Marketing for The Blockchain Association of Africa — based in Cape Town. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with him about...

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, resigns

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, resigns

June 28, 2019 • Careers, Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, resigns

On Friday, 28 June 2019, Apple shared the news that its chief design officer, Jony Ive, has resigned from the company. According to an article published by Telecompaper, Ive will depart Apple later this year in order to start his own design firm — where...