As attention moves from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa later this month to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education,...
Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet ” (“Tablet Comunitário”). The Community Tablet is an innovative and engaging way of getting educational messages across various communities. Since 92.9% of the Mozambican population still has no internet access, the...
Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector. The first, ‘SMS for Life...
The rapid digitisation forced by the pandemic has vividly shown how the IT industry, especially cloud computing, is poised to continue growing in its efforts to service a larger market. While this is exciting, the industry is faced with the vital task of ensuring there is enough talent to...
Vodafone Zambia opened its latest retail outlet at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in a move that will see university students easily access the company’s ultra-fast 4G-LTE internet and devices. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the store, Vodafone Zambia CEO Lars Stork said: “Fast and affordable internet...
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...
E-learning has changed. Much of this change is due to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were before, however, many organisations may want to do so. "COVID arrived and new technology came to the fore - like Zoom, Meets, Teams and so on. How did you upskill...
Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual global campaign entitled Hour of Code, through...
South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure. However, technology continues to offer some compelling answers to these challenges. Related: 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit set...
GirlCode has announced that its inaugural hackathon will be taking place - this time as a virtual event held in August to coincide with the Women’s Month celebration. The organisation says that COVID-19 has presented a unique opportunity to provide innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide, hence the...
During a company livestream, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, with MTN SA CEO, Godfrey Motsa today announced the launch of the MTN Online School, a free online portal that provides a comprehensive digital curriculum for grades R-12 and additional features like video lessons, assessments and extra-tuition lessons for...
Online learning has made significant strides in Africa over the past decade, but access to resources and high data costs remain a persistent challenge for young people in marginalised communities. This means that many are still not able to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital world. Digify Africa...
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...
Mimecast Limited recently announced the launch of its Global Citizenship program that aims to support charitable organisations that are building resilience in communities. Global Citizenship formalizes the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and encourages all Mimecast employees to actively participate in initiatives that provide security and empowerment opportunities in...
As the fourth industrial revolution becomes reality on a global scale, the need for learners to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has never been more important. According to STEMblogSA, this revolution will create more jobs than technology displaces, but STEM skills will be more critical than ever,...
The University of Cape Town is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems (IS) as a major subject in the Humanities faculty. Information Systems is offered as a major in UCT’s Commerce faculty, but will now also be offered to Humanities...
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