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Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

February 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In an era where South African women have become increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?  Encouragement vs. acumen seems to be the key to speeding up the take-up of careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In this digital age of progress, it seems [&hellip...

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Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

February 8, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments (0)

The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies Nigeria...

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

February 8, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Finance and education fund management solutions company, Fundi opened a new flagship store in Johannesburg on Thursday, 07 February. Featuring the latest edu-tech solutions, the store will bring the brand critically closer to learners, students, academics and...

Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have...

Africa Blockchain Alliance partners with ConsenSys Academy

February 6, 2019 • EducationComments (0)

The Africa Blockchain Alliance has partnered with ConsenSys Academy, the educational core of the Ethereum movement to bring to focus the Blockchain Developer Program to Africa. The goal of this program is to give developers the opportunity to gain the skills...

Absa and The Digital Academy collaborate to empower youth

February 5, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

We all live in an intelligent world. Today, digital skills are highly valued. Tomorrow, digital skills will be vital. Absa and The Digital Academy hosted a technology showcase to unveil solutions and applications built by The Digital Academy interns as...

South Africa: CodeMakers offers coding in local language

South Africa: CodeMakers offers coding in local language

February 4, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

eThekwini based NPO CodeMakers has made it possible for isiZulu speakers to learn how to code for free with Scratch software used by millions around the world. Scratch 3.0 launched on January 2, 2019, translated into 48 languages. Only isiZulu and Amharic are...

Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

January 29, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

Hengtong Aberdare (Aberdare), a subsidiary of Hengtong Group, an innovation leader in China that focuses on fibre optic, electrical and technical network construction and operations, has pledged to donate a hi-tech computer centre (“the Center”)...

Best practices for an online learning system

Best practices for an online learning system

January 28, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Best practices for an online learning system

The online learning industry is projected to grow to US$325 billion by 2025. Bricks-and-mortar higher education institutes have already started developing e-learning solutions to be used in conjunction with classroom learning and others to be used completely...

e-learning enhances education in South African schools

January 25, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on e-learning enhances education in South African schools

According to industry insiders few schools in South Africa have the ability to roll out effective e-learning programmes because of a lack of understanding of these platforms. SPARK Schools has wagered on the future of education in South Africa by...

Rocket challenge targets digital skills shortage

Rocket challenge targets digital skills shortage

January 23, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Rocket challenge targets digital skills shortage

Local information technology value-added distributor, Axiz is calling undergraduate students between 18 years of age or older who are currently studying engineering, science, or technology at an accredited college or university to take part in the Rocket APT...

5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

January 21, 2019 • EducationComments Off on 5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

Higher education has paved the way for many of the technologies we use today. With a unique set of demands and workloads comes a unique set of problems. Laptops and mobile devices have infiltrated the classrooms causing distraction to the teaching process....

New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

January 18, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth. 98% of South African...

Africa Code Week 2018 touched 2.3 mln young Africans

Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

January 17, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy...

Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans...

Data science introduced to SA high schoolers for the first time

Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

January 10, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students in another local first. In late 2017, the EDSA made...