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Study reveals that youth benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa

February 28, 2019 • Education, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Study reveals that youth benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa

A recent study by Master Foundation in partnership with BFA has revealed that 80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030. These findings indicate that the digital commerce sector has the potential of disrupting the future of work on the continent. Digital commerce, or e-commerce, is an [&hellip...

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SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

February 27, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

Next month, learners at SPARK Carlswald in Midrand will take part in the Finastra Hour of Code, a one-hour tutorial designed to broaden participation in computer science. Six years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “In 15 years we’ll be teaching...

Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

February 26, 2019 • East Africa, EducationComments Off on Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

In Kenya, the ministry of Education launched in 2016 the creation of STEM model secondary schools in every county. The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an agency in STEM education and is carrying out continuous...

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

South African schools ready for digital education

February 20, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African schools ready for digital education

Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as some of their private school counterparts have been experiencing for the past few years, but education experts have cautioned against a rush to provide tablets and...

Inspire Africa launches innovative STEAM program for SA schools

February 20, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Inspire Africa launches innovative STEAM program for SA schools

Inspire S.T.E.A.M. uses techniques in both drone operation and programming – learners from ages 8 upwards experience just how awesome drones are, igniting their imaginations as they are introduced to applied learning in Science, Technology, Engineering,...

International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

February 19, 2019 • Africa By Region, East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

In recent years, education technology has become inextricable from education reform, resulting in a steady increase in edtech startups and private entities innovating in education. Understanding the realities and complexities of education in Africa, it is...

Disruptive technology could transform South African educational landscape

February 18, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Disruptive technology could transform South African educational landscape

Educational technology will play a bigger influence in all South African schools – particularly in metro areas or regions that have increasing access to an infrastructure that supports the blended learning model. This is the belief of SPARK Schools’...

Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

February 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

In an era where South African women have become increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?  Encouragement vs. acumen seems to be the key to speeding up the take-up of careers in science,...

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

February 8, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies Nigeria...

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

February 8, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

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...

Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have...

Africa Blockchain Alliance partners with ConsenSys Academy

February 6, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Africa Blockchain Alliance partners with ConsenSys Academy

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...

Absa and The Digital Academy collaborate to empower youth

February 5, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Absa and The Digital Academy collaborate to empower youth

We all live in an intelligent world. Today, digital skills are highly valued. Tomorrow, digital skills will be vital. Absa and The Digital Academy hosted a technology showcase to unveil solutions and applications built by The Digital Academy interns as...

South Africa: CodeMakers offers coding in local language

South Africa: CodeMakers offers coding in local language

February 4, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: CodeMakers offers coding in local language

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...

Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

January 29, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Hengtong Aberdare recommits to helping students in South Africa

Hengtong Aberdare (Aberdare), a subsidiary of Hengtong Group, an innovation leader in China that focuses on fibre optic, electrical and technical network construction and operations, has pledged to donate a hi-tech computer centre (“the Center”)...

Best practices for an online learning system

Best practices for an online learning system

January 28, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Best practices for an online learning system

The online learning industry is projected to grow to US$325 billion by 2025. Bricks-and-mortar higher education institutes have already started developing e-learning solutions to be used in conjunction with classroom learning and others to be used completely...