Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which means “we are learning” in Zulu, was the...
The State Digital Library was officially unveiled by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday the 28th of April. Mr Ambode reiterated the library's role in providing access to education for all, which is a key focus of his administration. Mr. Tunji Bello, Secretary to the State Government, who was...
From 29 - 30 June 2016 IT News Africa once again hosted its executive workshop titled "Selling to the CIO." The workshop, which was held at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, drew in a number of high-level attendees from across Southern Africa. The next event to be hosted by IT...
Harnessing data science for the greater good and the need for technology to encompass the African context were the key themes in the address by development economist and radio presenter Ayabonga Cawe. Cawe was speaking at the Explore Data Science Academy's recent graduation ceremony in Belmont Square, Cape Town. "Siri...
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 strategic stakeholders in the region – unlocking access to new opportunities and learning...
Nedbank has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide free cloud computing skills development and job training to unemployed youth through the AWS re/Start programme. AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week training programme, covering fundamental AWS Cloud and practical career skills. Through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, individuals...
Poor internet connectivity and a lack of technology devices didn’t stop nearly 30 South African students in the Limpopo village of Gija-Mhandzeni, from using an online platform to sharpen their maths skills. The exercise proved that rural schools – even if they lack resources – can find ways to enable...
Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution's full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods. "Sustainably feeding a growing population...
  Partners for Possibility (PfP) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit 2019. PfP is the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), a national non-profit organisation, based in Bellville, Cape Town, with a bold and audacious vision: Quality education for all children...
The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students. At times it feels like the list of demands placed on universities is so long that fulfilling it is impossible. And that...
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 called the Nerd Academy aimed to uplift the platteland...
The 2017 Education Innovation Summit set to take place on 31 May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain, is expected to showcase cutting-edge technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education. The event will also focus on helping instructors and administrators improve assessment and data collection. Who should...
In December 2018 at the CapaCiTi campus in Salt River, Cape Town, 340 young South Africans completed their technical training and received their certificates. They are now ready to be placed within tech internships in Cape Town and Johannesburg. CapaCiTi, the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi)’s Tech Career Accelerator,...
Senior Private and Public sector stakeholders, and young entrepreneurs from across South Africa gathered at a glittering celebration of the 2018 Step Up 2 A Start Up National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, held last night at the Southern Sun Arcadia in Pretoria.  The Awards evening was the culmination of a...
Seeds for the Future was a life-changing experience, from learning Mandarin in Beijing to building a 4G network in a Huawei laboratory in Shenzhen, meeting and connecting with fellow African ICT students from Nigeria and Ivory Coast, my world has expanded through this one amazing opportunity, says Lwando Ngcama,...
Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App. The app will offer student consumers rewards, freebies, deals and information, as well as free Wi-Fi and WhatsApp benefits. Van Schaik has also launched a mobile virtual network called Van Schaik Mobile, that through...
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