CiTi (the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative), has partnered with the City of Cape Town to launch its fully-funded Top Tech Tools for Women in Business programme. Applications close on Friday 5 April.   Kicking off in April, the ten-week programme will support 25 women to future-proof their business for the...
The Skoll Foundation has announced that Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has received the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, this prestigious award recognises change agents whose innovations have had significant, proven impact on the world’s most pressing problems. It is a select honour that...
South African provider of IT education, CoGrammar, has launched the CoGrammar Careers Program in partnership with Cape Town-based NGO, Salesian Life Choices. In CoGrammar’s quest to create 200 jobs by the end of 2020, the CoGrammar Careers Program will take in 66 unemployed matriculants and graduates for a tuition-free 6-month...
As part of the Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project RAJO (SSIPWP) and Youth Employment Somalia (YES), 280 young Somali women and men have graduated from three months of comprehensive training which included four key components namely; life-skills, construction skills, entrepreneurship and ICT innovation. The modules were designed to...
When prospects for company growth call for fast turnarounds, smart solutions or just more hands on deck, finding the right people to assemble temporary workforces is often a must for any business owner. BoostMe360 gives employers full ownership of their HR needs when it comes to filling entry-level, contractual positions...
SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge. The nationwide technology competition is aimed at getting university students to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT). “We developed this initiative in partnership with Sigfox as we believe that young people have a very different...
Twenty one previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students, of which twelve are female, graduated from the Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme. Now in its fifth year, the programme focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership skills that prepare them for a career in the IT industry. "Every year...
Financial services provider to the people of KwaZulu-Natal, Ithala SOC Limited has partnered with BANKSETA in a bid to empower youth in the province with IT skills and experience. The BANKSETA 10 month ICT Work Readiness Programme provides ICT training to participants all over the country and is designed to...
Over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in Togo will benefit from a US$35 million project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create employment opportunities in rural areas through a value chains approach, according to the details of a financing agreement signed today by government of Togo and...
Social network platform, Facebook, has announced plans to open a content review centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The company will work together with Samasource one of the largest digital employers in East Africa in creating employment as well. Facebook's first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end...
With today's economy and techs in rapid flux, students understand they need to work hard to outcompete peers in a bid for cushy jobs. Hard skills are all well and good, and they are too evident to get in college or university. But they alone will not do the...
Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, women remain significantly under-represented in emerging tech. The imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the tech industry, and educate young...
Competition in Africa’s fibre broadband market is likely to accelerate during 2018, as major telecom players move to capture customers and entrench their position in the market, says Steve Briggs, Chief Commercial Officer at SEACOM. “In the markets where we operate—East Africa and southern Africa—there’s a land grab underway,”...
On Tuesday 12 December 2017, Philips Lighting Southern Africa announced the appointment of Raja Moudgil as the new Country Manager Southern Africa. Raja Moudgil has been promoted to the position, after much success in his previous role as National Sales Manager at Philips Lighting India. He is replacing Reggie Nxumalo,...
Yesterday, Microsoft Nigeria announced the appointment of Akin Banuso as the new General Manager for Nigeria. Banuso will look to drive the company's digital transformation in an economy which has proven to be one of the most dynamic, innovative and largest on the continent. The new GM will be looking to...
With the need for digital skills within a business being more important than ever, Facebook Africa‘s teams will be visiting Zimbabwe this week to host a series of training events and workshops designed to help local tech entrepreneurs and small businesses to sharpen their digital skills and expertise. From 13...