Global Technology giant Huawei Technologies, held a send off ceremony for 10 university students who are travelling to China in Shenzhen and Beijing to be trained, equipped with skills and be shown how they can harness new opportunities. The event took place at Huawei's Innovation centre in Johannesburg. This...
The Africa Blockchain Alliance has partnered with ConsenSys Academy, the educational core of the Ethereum movement to bring to focus the Blockchain Developer Program to Africa. The goal of this program is to give developers the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become industry-ready blockchain developers that can...
Sizwe Nxasana, the Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools and Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will deliver a keynote on “The Future of Education” at the upcoming 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit set to take place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton...
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator shares with President Bill Clinton its successful youth employment commitment to deliver over 85,000 jobs and work experiences to young South Africans. In 2015, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator joined the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City to make an on-stage commitment that it would provide...
Blossom Academy, a data science talent accelerator company in Ghana that recruits students from several West African universities to participate in its data science training program. According to Country Director Larbi Adjei-Lawrence, the year-long training program is composed of three main experiences, which map to each 14-week trimester of the...
Leading academics, CIOs, regulators, NGOs, service providers, and EduTech entrepreneurs will convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016 for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit. The Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom, will see these leaders discuss...
As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will ask some fundamental questions. What will attract investors to our...
In Ghana, close to 700 teachers completed digital skills training in August as part of the country's preparations for SAP Africa Code Week, which aims to introduce 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills in 2019.  Claire Gillissen-Duval, Africa Code Week Global Lead, says, “the great strides Ghana...
Cybersecurity solutions company, Check Point Software has announced that its education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity curriculum to students, bridging the digital skills gap and also creating a safer local cyber landscape. According to research, the number of unfilled cybersecurity roles now...
­­­­­­­­ The University of Cape Town (UCT) is now the first University on the African continent to offer a degree in fintech. The degree is specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to embrace the technological revolution in the financial services sector. The degree will be offered...
Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short online courses, and ultimately entirely online degree...
WeThinkCode is planning to expand its footprint across South Africa with the launch of a new campus in Durban. This is expected to give more South Africans the opportunity to join the digital world and help build the country’s technology skills capability. “We know that South Africa has a vast...
The Fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence. According to Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg provision of skills development must...
Vodacom has announced that 367 unemployed young people will be graduating with certified diplomas in Information Technology Technical Support from the Vodacom Youth Academy during March and April this year. The Vodacom Foundation founded the Youth Academy in 2012 with the purpose of developing ICT skills in the youth of...
Huawei South Africa and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) have announced plans to launch free online and on-site training in 5G and 4IR technologies, targeting 6000 learners, who are either postgraduate ICT students or practitioners. Huawei made the announcement at the joint DCDT annual Seeds for the...
eThekwini based NPO CodeMakers has made it possible for isiZulu speakers to learn how to code for free with Scratch software used by millions around the world. Scratch 3.0 launched on January 2, 2019, translated into 48 languages. Only isiZulu and Amharic are indigenous African languages. Other languages include Mandarin,...
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