Education funding company, Fundi has officially launched its new digital student accommodation platform. Connecting both students and universities to accommodation suppliers in a safe, secure and transparent way, the platform addresses ongoing demand and supply imbalances in the market. It also seeks to redefine critical elements of the relationship between...
Zimbabwean AI expert and CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics, William Sachiti has published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa. This free-to-develop technology enables a tree or rural landmark to broadcast a wifi connection providing access to a...
Having adequate levels of education and digitals skills capacity and capability is pivotal in ensuring that South Africa maximizes the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). However, this is a major challenge that South Africa faces while trying to meet the educational needs of its growing population. The challenge...
“Our ICT Academy has been offering practical experience and theoretical training to South African learners since 2003, bridging the skills gap and improving the employability of our candidates. For this specific initiative, we scaled down our extensive program offering to an appropriate level for high school learners and made...
South African network provider, Cell C announced on Thursday, 5 December 2019, that it would launch 'Cell C Data Scientists' in partnership with Explore Data Science Academy. The partnership aims to provide funding and skills development to 24 disadvantaged young men and women from all over the country who...
South Africa is starting to realise that data can be wielded as a tool to transform the education system.  As collection, access and analysis all improve, our teachers and education officials are beginning to appreciate that they can use data to make a real difference in the lives of...
On Monday, 11 November 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (AWS EEIP) - designed by AWS South Africa and Amazon Data Services South Africa. The AWS EEIP aims to see over R365 million invested in the development of sustainable 100...
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...
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 - Fundaba. The company says that introducing new products and solutions will help increase the level...
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 mathematics, science and coding, in fun and...
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 Can Code initiative, a joint programme of the African...
“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 September 2019, by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. According to the report, traditional approaches to...
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 challenge students in understanding how they can stay safe online and...
“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 world,” says Ritchie Peng, CMO of Huawei Wireless Solution,...
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 continental issues. The platform, which hopes to accept applications from across...
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 educational resources, economic and employment opportunities. Nearly...
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