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VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

August 21, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce with confidence and expertise, helping to address the skills gap and supporting innovation and...

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Africa Code Week equips teachers in Ghana with digital skills

Africa Code Week equips teachers in Ghana with digital skills

August 20, 2019 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa Code Week equips teachers in Ghana with digital skills

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...

Google launches CS First program in South Africa

Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

August 20, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

On 15 August 2019, Google South Africa launched the CS First program which according to Google was created by educators aims to teach South African learners the fundamentals of computer science. This program will strive to educate over 30,000 South African...

The importance of AV equipment in a modern day classroom

The importance of AV equipment in a modern day classroom

August 16, 2019 • Education, SponsoredComments Off on The importance of AV equipment in a modern day classroom

As the use of technology has peaked over the years, it has had an impact on many sectors including the education sector. In recent times, it has been noted that children learn and assimilate more information when their sensory experiences are stimulated. This...

South Africa: Over 2000 principals receive reporting mobile devices

South Africa: Over 2000 school principals receive reporting mobile devices

August 14, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Over 2000 school principals receive reporting mobile devices

Over 2000 Samsung Galaxy A30 devices were handed over to school headmasters across the Gauteng province on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. The devices support the administrative processes underpinning e-platforms and will become a focal point of communication...

South African school gets high-tech computer centre

South African school gets high-tech computer centre

August 13, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African school gets high-tech computer centre

On Thursday, 8 August 2019, Kwazi Mshengu, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, officially opened the Siqongweni High School high-tech computer centre. The provisions, donated by Aberdare Cables, was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to the...

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

July 16, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Space in Africa — news, data, and market analyst for the African space industry — announced that it has completed its seed funding round.  While the exact figures were not disclosed, the funds raised are being used to hire...

Online Business School for Entrepreneurs launched in Africa

Online Business School for entrepreneurs launched in Nigeria

July 15, 2019 • Education, Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online Business School for entrepreneurs launched in Nigeria

Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz launched an online business school on Saturday, 13 July 2019, in Nigeria. The new online school, Business Lab Africa, aims to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business, it’s subscription-based and is geared...

EDSA offers 500 paid data science learnerships for 2020.

Explore Data Science Academy increases free data science learnerships

July 8, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Explore Data Science Academy increases free data science learnerships

Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA), an African data science academy, has increased the number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020. This new change will represent a five-fold increase since the Academy launched in January 2018. Applications opened on 8...

Marcus Karuppan, T-Systems ICT Academy Manager.

T-Systems’ digital awareness Programme enhances education in cyber-security

July 5, 2019 • Education, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on T-Systems’ digital awareness Programme enhances education in cyber-security

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, recently mentioned that learners should receive multiple certificates by the time they graduate from high school. The MEC further explained that with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho, recipient of The Diana Award 2019.

Young Ivorian receives award in honor of Princess Diana

July 1, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Young Ivorian receives award in honor of Princess Diana

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Côte D’Ivoire has been granted the Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can receive for humanitarian efforts or social action. The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. The Award was...

How the cloud is creating the classroom of the future

How the cloud is creating the classroom of the future

July 1, 2019 • Education, FeaturesComments Off on How the cloud is creating the classroom of the future

The cloud is transforming teaching and learning as we know it, while fast-tracking education improvement from primary school to university. It allows educators the ability to collaborate on content, share information and even asses projects. The University of...

Fifteen South African learners to realise dreams in EBIT careers

15 South African learners to attend MultiChoice EBIT week

July 1, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 15 South African learners to attend MultiChoice EBIT week

The MultiChoice Group (MCG) announced it plans to sponsor 15 young girls from around South Africa to attend the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) Week as part of its commitment to enriching lives. EBIT Week, which was currently...

Tyrone van Balla, Co-Founder of RD9 Solutions

South African entrepreneur seeks to use robotics to transform education

June 28, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African entrepreneur seeks to use robotics to transform education

A young South African entrepreneur aims to use a robot to teach children how to build new robots. RD9 Solutions is a start-up company created by Tyrone van Balla. van Balla and his business partner Ridhaa Benefeld aim to build robots and use them as...

Dineo Molefe, Managing Director at T-Systems South Africa, visits the Hazyview Digital Learning Center.

T-Systems strives to create employment opportunities for the youth and women

June 28, 2019 • Careers, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems strives to create employment opportunities for the youth and women

As part of its support for the National Development Plan (NDP), T-Systems has created educational and employment projects targeted at South Africa’s youth through collaborative initiatives. These projects are aimed at targeting issues such as poverty...

T-Systems drives digital skills development for young South Africans

T-Systems drives digital skills development for young South Africans

June 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems drives digital skills development for young South Africans

In its quest to address the issue of skills for the digital era and youth employability, T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has been using its Nation Building Initiative to drive digital skills development and employment opportunities for young people.  The...