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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 additional reporters and analysts to expand coverage for its subscription news [&hellip...

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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...

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom will offer over 500 school-going female learners from across eight provinces in South Africa the opportunity to learn how to code from 24 June – 05 July 2019. With this investment, Vodacom aims to narrow the gender digital divide at an early age in...

The team of students that represented South Africa at the 2019 ISC in Frankurt, Germany

South Africa wins International Cluster Competition in Germany

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa wins International Cluster Competition in Germany

A group made up of 6 South African undergraduate students took first prize against 13 other teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) held in Frankfurt, Germany from 16 to 19 June 2019. The victory came after the team worked on a selection of...

New App offers educational information to South African learners

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on New App offers educational information to South African learners

Liberty has partnered with the Mindset Network to deliver Maths and Physical Science education to students all across South Africa using a mobile app — TenFold Education.   The app offers educational content, extra learning material for students from grade...

Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

June 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the...

IBM expands quantum computing to African university

IBM expands quantum computing to African university

June 12, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM expands quantum computing to African university

IBM announced the expansion of it’s quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa. Wits University is the first African partner on the IBM Q Network and will be the...

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

June 5, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder will deliver ‘AI in Africa’, a series of high-impact education driven initiatives with a focus on youth empowerment for high school learners through the month of June. ‘AI in Africa’ is...