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Samsung tackles job creation with new initative

Samsung tackles job creation with new initiative

August 7, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 gain skills in software development and digital social innovation. Unemployed matriculants and...

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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...

Dineo Molefe, Managing Director at T-Systems South Africa, visits the Hazyview Digital Learning Center.

T-Systems strives to create employment opportunities for the youth and women

June 28, 2019 • Careers, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems strives to create employment opportunities for the youth and women

As part of its support for the National Development Plan (NDP), T-Systems has created educational and employment projects targeted at South Africa’s youth through collaborative initiatives. These projects are aimed at targeting issues such as poverty...

Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

June 10, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

Absa has launched its evolved graduate recruitment programme, the Gen A Grad Programme, which has advanced from its Rising Eagles Graduate Programme. The Gen A Grad Programme focuses on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) combined with...

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

June 3, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 27 per cent (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to South Africa’s economic and social stability. Fortunately, many business...

Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

May 31, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

Altron Bytes People Solutions (Altron BPS) has launched an advanced Microsoft Cloud Academy to upskill professionals to be ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving digital era. This is one of several investment initiatives Altron BPS has made this year to...

New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

May 28, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

Serial tech entrepreneur Madoda Khuzwayo has developed Hiring.ly, an online job portal designed to give employers a platform to source, track and manage talent recruitment. Hiring.ly seeks to set itself apart through matching eligible candidates &...

The impact of Google's move for Africa's Huawei customers

Huawei youth programmes drive women’s empowerment in ICT

April 29, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei youth programmes drive women’s empowerment in ICT

As the world celebrated Girls in ICT Day on April 25, Huawei South Africa took steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space. “We have set a quota for 50 per cent female intake in three of our key youth intake/training programs,”...

Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

April 15, 2019 • Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

Google has announced that applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. In line with its commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, Google is offering 30,000...

75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

How automation is creating jobs

April 14, 2019 • Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on How automation is creating jobs

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Recent research carried out by ManpowerGroup shows that more employers than ever – 87 per cent – plan to increase or maintain headcount as a...

Westcon-Comstor sets up new Johannesburg Shared Services Centre

Westcon-Comstor sets up new Johannesburg Shared Services Centre

April 12, 2019 • Careers, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor sets up new Johannesburg Shared Services Centre

Westcon-Comstor completed a recruitment roll-out of a Johannesburg Shared Services Centre (JSSC) with the focus on creating substantial job opportunities. Deployed in skilled, international roles, the Midrand-based shared service centre, now employs finance...