Oracle on Thursday announced that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in Kenya has finalised a workforce development program for young refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with Oracle University. The UNHCR delivers professional learning courses on Oracle Cloud technologies to refugees with a core background in information technology. The participants also...
Huawei South Africa has launched Women4Tech, a free online training course that aims to advance the digital skills of women entrepreneurs and help them use new technologies to grow, improve and digitise their businesses. While the course is free, interested participants need to first fill in an application and wait...
Pandemic life has resulted in a rapid shift to digitisation, most notably in the education sector. This has meant that teachers, students and parents had to acclimatise to remote e-learning via digital platforms. As a result, traditional face to face teaching methods have made way for novel approaches in the education...
These past few weeks have tested South Africans like never before. We’ve dealt with a third wave crippling our already-overburdened healthcare system; ongoing load shedding catapulting our country into darkness; the closure of certain sectors as a result of the return to level 4 lockdown - and just when...
Online learning has made significant strides in Africa over the past decade, but access to resources and high data costs remain a persistent challenge for young people in marginalised communities. This means that many are still not able to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital world. Digify Africa...
Nedbank has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide free cloud computing skills development and job training to unemployed youth through the AWS re/Start programme. AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week training programme, covering fundamental AWS Cloud and practical career skills. Through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, individuals...
E-learning has changed the face of education forever, thanks to COVID-19, and there's no going back to the way things were. At the beginning of the pandemic, education institutes across Europe, Africa and the Middle East had to adjust very quickly to new hybrid learning environments, and there was a...
Department of Basic Education of South Africa partnered with Microsoft in providing digital skills training to 25,000 unemployed youth in the country. This partnership was fueled by the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which, the Department says, created more than 300,000 job opportunities across the country. More Jobs in the Public...
Facebook's internal Research and Development (R&D) team is reportedly working on an educational mobile app called Sabee. The app seems to be targeted towards learners in Nigeria when it becomes fully functional. The social media powerhouse first announced opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria in September last year, and Sabee...
After the announcement this month of record-high unemployment figures in South Africa which paint a grim picture for the country’s youth, SAtion announces a new partnership with Microsoft to enhance South Africans’ employability in the digital age. The partnership’s online platform — the SAtion Digital Skills Hub — will invest...
The South African government has fast-tracked the vaccine rollout for teachers and staff at schools across the country. Educators and staff of schools will begin receiving their COVID-19 jabs on Wednesday 23 June in a two-week push project aiming to administer 582,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J)...
Ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20), Vodafone Foundation and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), have expanded their Instant Network Schools (INS) programme – which supports over 94,000 refugee students and communities in four African countries – into Mozambique. Two new INS, in the Maratane Refugee Settlement and the city...
With the third wave of COVID-19 crashing upon South Africans and amidst increasing calls for schooling to be temporarily suspended, it could prove helpful for educational institutions across the country to use the time away from teaching to put some focus into protecting their data privacy. Schools and other tertiary...
E-learning has changed. Much of this change is due to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were before, however, many organisations may want to do so. "COVID arrived and new technology came to the fore - like Zoom, Meets, Teams and so on. How did you upskill...
The world of digital has broadened the play and fuelled greater expectations as it shifted the traditional perspectives around time and space. The proximity to the customer is incrementally getting shortened, while the expectation for service leans towards the now. Those who lay claim to the gift of intuition have...
mLab has joined forces with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch the AgritourZA Limpopo Innovation Platform.  This initiative is expected to provide a space for 20 local pioneers to showcase their startups, attract investment and foster a community...
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