The Built With Bitcoin Foundation, a humanitarian organization powered by Bitcoin, announced that it has constructed two new schools in the Motherwell township, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa thanks to a generous donation of 1 BTC. Currently, 1 BTC, or Bitcoin, translates to R492,252.52 or $31,832.78, according to Coinbase. The foundation...
South African edutech startup FoondaMate, that offers a chat-based, AI-powered studying platform has announced that it has raised $2-million during a round of seed funding. 'FoondaMate' takes its name from the isiZulu word for study (funda) and the English slang for friend. The round was led by LocalGlobe and joined by...
Kaspersky, the Russia-based, self-styled independent cybersecurity and online safety provider, has today announced the launch of a new Windows Incident Response training course. This is in order to offer in-house cybersecurity teams and InfoSec professionals an opportunity to expand their analytical skills in the incident response domain, especially in...
Ecobank Commercial Banking, part of the Pan-African banking Group Ecobank yesterday announced the launch of its Ellevate Leadership Training Programme in partnership with the Global Business School Network (GBSN). The Ellevate Leadership Training Programme forms part of ‘Ellevate Equip’, the brand name for all capability and training support initiatives for...
Huawei has announced the launch of its LEAP digital skills development programme at Huawei's ICT Competition Awards Ceremony on 9 April 2022. The LEAP programme aims to help advance the ICT skills of more than 100,000 people across the Sub-Saharan Africa region within three years, according to the Chinese...
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) announced that it will be adding robotics and coding to the South African curriculum. According to the annual performance plan 2022/2023 which was released by the department recently, the full-scale implementation for Grade R to Grade 3, and Grade 7 is planned for the...
LakeHub, the Kenyan tech innovation hub, has partnered with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to teach 300 girls in Kenya digital literacy and technical skills for better employment opportunities. According to Tech Weez, the training takes 12 months and trainees are provided with laptops and internet access in order to...
On Thursday a Cape Town-based edtech startup, Mindjoy, launched a track that teaches kids to code Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) programs, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3. Mindjoy says that the 'Get Creative with Artificial Intelligence' series of its projects allows kids to explore AI and Machine Learning in...
The search for commensurate rewards is one that drives the human pursuit in different sectors, from medicine, to tech, to artisanship and entrepreneurship is why tech talents leave the continent in search of greener pastures. Due to the ongoing trend where the immediate environment does not facilitate the growth and...
As various industrial sectors revolutionized with digital technology, the world began pondering upon the effect it would have on the field of education. Educators initially were resistant to the idea of merging technology with traditional classroom teaching, but soon gave in to the idea of digital education owing to...
The education technology space attained new heights as the Afrilearn Mobile App becomes freely accessible to Primary and Secondary School Students across Nigeria and beyond. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday, February 3, 2022, by Afrilearn. Founded in 2019, Afrilearn empowers children ages 6 to 18 with...
It’s hard to believe that 18 months ago, a major pandemic turned the world upside down and resulted in unimaginable consequences. Overnight, we had to rethink learning, work and health care. From the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, has focused on a response and recovery...
World Mobile, who recently announced their plans to make low-cost, high-quality internet access available to all Zanzibaris, has signed a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar to provide free, unlimited internet to schools across the region. World Mobile has already connected Forodhani, Benbella, Kiwengwa Schools which comprise more than 1,000 students, and has plans to connect 10 more schools by the end of January 2022....
Edukoya, an Africa-focused online learning platform, has raised $3.5 million in a pre-seed round led by Target Global with strategic participation from angel investors including European and African founders such as Shola Akinlade - CEO and co-founder of Paystack (acquired by Stripe), Babs Ogundeyi and Musty Mustapha - founders...
For many people, choosing to go to college is not just about getting a quality education but also the experiences it brings, the exposure they get, the new people they get to meet, etc. for others, getting a complete on-campus college experience isn’t always possible. There can be various...
As the world evolved, more companies needed new ways to relate to customers and gain profit. Thus the birth of data science, the analytical skill and ability to mine, clean, and present data. Businesses employ data scientists to source, manage, and analyse data to create insight and deliver value...
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