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Accenture commits $200 million to education

Accenture commits $200 million to education

May 27, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Accenture has announced its commitment to more than US$200 million over the next three years to help equip disadvantaged people with job skills for the digital age. “As a technology leader, we have an obligation to apply new scalable technology solutions to help solve complex societal challenges,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO....

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Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

May 26, 2018 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Crimson Education an online mentoring consultancy that helps build high school students’ candidacy to apply for overseas universities has opened offices in South Africa. Crimson was started by two high-scholars Jamie Beaton and South Africa-born Sharndre...

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

May 22, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fundi has been announced as a Gold sponsor of The Education Innovation Summit taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2018. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will feature education policy development representatives, school...

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

May 9, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

Integrating technology into the classroom creates solutions and problems in equal measure, but in this digitally driven age it has become essential to the learning process of especially higher education students. The availability of mass open online courses...

NRF to support Women and Girls in Science and Technology

Crowdfunding Models for Higher Education in Africa

May 8, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Crowdfunding Models for Higher Education in Africa

The cost of higher education tends to rise at rates considerably high. This resulted in a spate of university protests that saw students demand free education in South Africa. Students argue that, with a large number of students entering universities,...

Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

May 8, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

Tracker, in partnership with MathU Teaching Emporium, announced the launch of a maths and science learning curriculum app at the Magaliesburg State School. The MathU Teaching Emporium app is aimed at improving the maths and science literacy level and uptake...

How will blockchain technology address your problem?

4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

May 8, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve already heard of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and the enigma that is Bitcoin – they’re arguably some of the biggest buzzwords to come out of the digital era. However, for something that’s got a lot of...

South Africa: Green Smart Centre turns sun energy into education solutions

South Africa: Green Smart Centre turns sun energy into education solutions

April 30, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Green Smart Centre turns sun energy into education solutions

Education is key to economic growth and a country’s economic performance is directly linked to the skills of its workforce and the quality of its education system. Skills shortages and challenges in delivering quality education in rural areas in South...

MiX Telematics sponsors iPad lab at Phelang School

MiX Telematics sponsors iPad lab at Phelang School

April 26, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on MiX Telematics sponsors iPad lab at Phelang School

MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced the launch of an iPad Lab, in partnership with the Phelang School in Kwa-Thema Springs and ISchoolAfrica – donating some much-needed technology...

Nerd academy programme launches in the Karoo

Nerd academy programme launches in the Karoo

April 26, 2018 • Education, GeneralComments Off on Nerd academy programme launches in the Karoo

A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com. With an estimated 45% unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape, the tech hub has launched a free programme...

SqwidNet launches Universities Challenge in South Africa

SqwidNet launches Universities Challenge in South Africa

April 25, 2018 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SqwidNet launches Universities Challenge in South Africa

SqwidNet, the licensed SIGFOX IoT network operator in South Africa, has on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, announced the launch of its new technology competition for university students across South Africa. The challenge will kick-off on 25 April, with entries...

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

April 25, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Creating an e-learning strategy that works

In a fast-paced digital world, the adoption of technology devices in African schools is at an all-time high. With education being a key foundation for Africa’s development, progress has been made over the past decade and according to a recent report by...

Ethiopia selected as first country to launch Global Digital Library

Ethiopia selected as the first country to launch Global Digital Library

April 25, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Ethiopia selected as the first country to launch Global Digital Library

The Global Book Alliance, which is comprised of donor agencies from the United States, Norway, the UK, and other countries, is launching a new Global Digital Library in Ethiopia to increase the availability of high-quality reading resources for children and...

South Africa: Green Smart Centre turns sun energy into education solutions

CapaCiti to train 3000 unemployed youth for #yourdigitalfuture

April 25, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on CapaCiti to train 3000 unemployed youth for #yourdigitalfuture

Over the next three years, CapaCiTi is scaling up to equip 3000 previously disadvantaged young individuals with industry-demanded technology and business skills, placing them in permanent jobs in South Africa’s leading companies. This hugely impactful...

Gemalto partners Casio to bring digital education into the classroom

Gemalto partners with Casio to bring digital education into the classroom

April 24, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Gemalto partners with Casio to bring digital education into the classroom

Gemalto has revealed that it has partnered with manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions, Casio to help bring digital education into the classroom. With the implementation of Gemalto Sentinel Entitlement Management...

Investing in STEM skills crucial to South Africa’s development

Investing in STEM skills crucial to South Africa’s development

April 23, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Investing in STEM skills crucial to South Africa’s development

The basic education sector in South Africa needs to increase the number of institutions that focus on critical subjects such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). So says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, adding that it is crucial for...