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Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite SA’s manufacturing sector

Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite South Africa’s manufacturing sector

January 18, 2018 • Education, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The manufacturing industry’s role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline: from contributing nearly a quarter of GDP in the 1980s, the sector added a mere 13% to the country’s GDP in 2016. Job creation has also not materialised: after 400 000 jobs were lost following the 2008 global financial [&hellip...

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5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

Top 5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

January 16, 2018 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Believe it or not, the new school year is already upon us. With so many devices on the market for education purposes, choosing a device that will provide the best support for a broad range of ages and activities is likely to be one of the most challenging...

Digital transformation inspires new architectures and IT optimisation

The science of securing cyber skills

January 12, 2018 • Education, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recent scientific report found that our memories simultaneously generate two forms of personal experience. The hippocampus captures knowledge for the short term and the cortex banks it for the future. Businesses would do well to emulate such foresight and...

BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

January 11, 2018 • Education, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 10 January 2018, iamtheCODE, the first Africa-led global movement designed to mobilise governments, businesses and investors to support young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design), through learning how to code,...

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

January 8, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School, Red & Yellow has announced that it will accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses. Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders since 1994. As a progressive...

Next-level Education Embraces Technology as an Essential Tool

Next-level education embraces technology as an essential tool

December 29, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Next-level education embraces technology as an essential tool

One area in which technological advances are making a significant impact is in education. Since the introduction of modern schools, the way in which children are taught has lacked the inclusion of multi-dimensional thought processes. Today, the need to focus...

Digitisation of education is required to advance South Africa's economy

Digitisation of education is required to advance South Africa’s economy

December 21, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digitisation of education is required to advance South Africa’s economy

While government has made significant strides in expanding access to basic education to millions of children, and introduced a range of interventions to keep learners in class, a concerted effort is required to improve the quality of learning and teaching in...

BCX to invest $7.5 million into South African digital skills

BCX to invest $7.5 million into South African digital skills

December 14, 2017 • Education, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BCX to invest $7.5 million into South African digital skills

On Thursday 14 December 2017, BCX  announced that it will be investing $7.5 million (R100 million) to grow scarce digital skills in ICT infrastructure and software programming alongside cybersecurity, Fintech and artificial intelligence over three years in...

Transforming global education with dynamic, future-focused digital solutions

Transforming global education with dynamic, future-focused digital solutions

December 13, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Transforming global education with dynamic, future-focused digital solutions

From South Africa to South America, education is in a critical state of flux. Young learners are failing to emerge from their traditional schooling with the skills needed for a digitally driven world of work, and tertiary institutions are battling to stay...

Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

December 11, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

Sagarmatha Technologies has revealed that it will invest $100 million to help grow the programming skills base for Africa’s rapidly expanding digital economy by partnering with certified African and global learning institutions. The investment will aim to...

New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

New field of data science captivates South Africa’s youth

December 4, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New field of data science captivates South Africa’s youth

Explore Data Science Academy, South Africa’s first such training institution, futured by BCX, has received over 7 500 online applications for its 2018 Cape Town based one-year Accredited Skills Data Science Programme. The academy launched just two months...

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

December 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

On Friday 1 December 2017, Westcon-Comstor announced the launch of Velocity, an on-demand, online education programme designed to empower partner sales teams with the right mix of industry-trusted sales coaching, accelerated vendor-solution training and...

South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

November 24, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: New science learning app targets teenage girls in Johannesburg

The I Am Science initiative launched by Goethe-Institut is in line with movements such as #BlackGirlMagic, the initiative aims to work against race and gender biases that young girls and women face daily. The initiative is aimed at early high school girls in...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

November 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco has announced the release of seven free, self-enrol online courses to help South Africans to develop their digital skills. The company believes that in doing so, it is following through on its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by...

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

South Africa: BCX launches a free digital learning platform

November 7, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: BCX launches a free digital learning platform

On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a  digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future through free access to...

Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

November 7, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

Global technology company, Siemens has announced a handover of equipment related to industrial automation that aims to enable integrated engineering to 13 engineering faculties at universities and colleges in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya....