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Paratus connects rural school in Namibia

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus Namibia announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has provided the Kwakwas Primary school with Internet access through its range of VSAT products – as part of its commitment to empower future generations. The school also received a sponsorship of 20 Lenovo tablets from Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club in the US. Kwakwas Primary [&hellip...

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FNB launches digital entrepreneurship programme in South Africa

October 16, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that – in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs – it’ll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme –...

Vodacom's Video Play offers educational content on-demand

Vodacom’s Video Play offers educational content on-demand

September 27, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Vodacom’s Video Play offers educational content on-demand

Vodacom is amassing digital content that can help prepare the youth of today for this brave new world on its video on demand platform, Video Play. Video Play now boasts a substantial selection of educational content for kids and young adults ranging from...

New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

September 25, 2019 • Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

UN Women and HP have entered into a partnership in a bid to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco. The collaboration will leverage UN Women’s African Girls...

Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

September 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Education, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

“Connecting the world’s population to the internet is about collaboration, collective approaches and partnerships across different sectors and across borders,” says Commission Co-Chair, Carlos Slim in response to a report issued on Monday, 23...

New Digital Literacy program targets youth in Zambia

New digital literacy program targets youth in Zambia

September 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New digital literacy program targets youth in Zambia

Zambian social enterprise, Asikana Network has partnered with Facebook to launch a digital literacy program in Zambia on Thursday, 12 September. eZibo Digital Literacy aims to train youth between the ages of 13-18 in Zambian schools. The programme will...

Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

September 12, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

“The empowering use of ICT is closely connected to socio-economic development. Our 20 years of experience connecting rural communities in Africa has shown us that wireless broadband access is significantly changing the way we live and work in the digital...

Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch at the SA Innovation Summit

Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch this September

September 9, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Pan-African entrepreneur training platform to launch this September

A brand-new online training platform, TechTribe Accelerator (TTA), is set to launch on Friday, 13 September 2019, at the SA Innovation Summit.  The inspiration for the TTA platform was born from the need to create pan-African partnerships to solve...

Female focused platform empowers over 9.7 million learners

Female focused platform empowers over 9.7 million learners

September 6, 2019 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Female focused platform empowers over 9.7 million learners

In September 2018, Cell C announced that it would be launching a new project – CellCgirl – that aimed to empower young women to give them greater opportunities to excel. Through the platform, young women between 14 and 24 would have access to...

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

September 3, 2019 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has announced that it’s set on introducing information and communication technology (ICT) to the classroom. This is part of the departments plan to ensure that its classrooms are prepared for the fourth...

Mastercard Foundation to bring 3 million employment opportunities to Ghana

Mastercard Foundation to bring 3 million employment opportunities to Ghana

September 2, 2019 • Education, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Foundation to bring 3 million employment opportunities to Ghana

The Mastercard Foundation – founded in 2006 by global financial services company, Mastercard – announced the launch of a new initiative set to begin in Ghana aims to enable three million young people to access ‘dignified and...

Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

September 1, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

Tech services provider, ITEC and Oasis Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), announced that they are planning on working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy. The academy is located in the Musoto Village in Eastern Uganda....

6000 South African learners to benefit from free 5G and 4IR online training

6000 South African learners to benefit from free 5G and 4IR online training

August 27, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on 6000 South African learners to benefit from free 5G and 4IR online training

Huawei South Africa and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) have announced plans to launch free online and on-site training in 5G and 4IR technologies, targeting 6000 learners, who are either postgraduate ICT students or...

Tech partnership to provide greater access to education in Zimbabwe

Tech partnership to provide greater access to education in Zimbabwe

August 25, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tech partnership to provide greater access to education in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe-based education access company, Educate announced that it has partnered with UK-based Fintech company, SympliFi. The partnership is said to enable Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom to invest in the education of their loved ones back home....

African blockchain developer programme open for applications

African blockchain developer programme open for applications

August 21, 2019 • EducationComments Off on African blockchain developer programme open for applications

Back in February 2019, the Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) launched the Africa Blockchain Developer Programme in partnership with technology company, ConsenSys. The idea behind the programme was to give coders in Africa the opportunity to gain the skills...

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

August 21, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital...