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 transform the recruiting process. “In just a few years, Harver has...
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 experience will prepare them for the 4th Industrial...
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 participants to design creative solutions in AgriTech...
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 a real-world of work setting. The programme will focus on developing...
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 cryptocurrencies, podcasts and entrepreneurship in Africa. Here’s what...
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 Apple will be a...
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 and unemployment and to help establish South Africa as an internationally recognised economic...
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 leadership. By as soon as 2020, nearly 80 per cent of jobs will...
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 leaders and decision-makers are heeding the call. In March 2019, at the Premier's Council on...
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 drive the future upskilling agenda for Industry 4.0. Other...
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 & employers through a range of psychometric, cognitive & aptitude filters to improve employers chances...
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,” says Huawei COO Christina Naidoo. “Our...
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 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and...
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 result of automation for the third consecutive...
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 staff supporting Westcon-Comstor subsidiaries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Throughout the recruitment process, the JSSC has aligned...
South African businesses have a new platform to recruit skilled graduates, interns and apprentices and in the process invest in developing South Africa’s bright young talent. RecruitAGraduate.co.za is a new online recruitment platform from the award-winning founder and creator of RecruitMyMom.co.za. The new platform aims to pair young graduates, interns...