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Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

August 25, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar. The initiative, which is an integral part of Samsung’s ‘Smart School Rollout’ scheme, is aimed at digitising classrooms on the platform of mobile learning across unity schools in Nigeria. Samsung had opened similar Smart Schools in...

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South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

August 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

Globally, businesses are wrestling with challenges and opportunities that call for the application of analytics – but African businesses identify the lack of talent as one of the primary factors for not being able to pursue this avenue. That’s why the...

Tech Education

Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

Africa’s youth need to move from being technologists to techpreneurs, fintechonlogist to fintechpreneurs, thereby releasing the true value of Africa’s communities, businesses and people. This was the message from Khonology to more than 3000 youths who...

Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

With technology being a central part of our 21st century lives, it’s essential that it is integrated into education. Students today have grown up with the intuition to swipe a smart phone or tablet screen, so bringing this technology into the classroom can...

Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

August 1, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

Despite the International Money Fund predicting sub-Saharan Africa will post a 3% GDP growth rate this year, down from the 5–7% range previously recorded, the continent still possesses attractive opportunities for the global market. Many multinationals and...

Multi-sided-platforms are the new blueprint for global business

How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

July 28, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

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...

City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

July 27, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau has revealed that the metropolitan municipality has secured a partnership with Microsoft SA to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office. The...

Samsung set to empower female technicians in South Africa

July 26, 2016 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung set to empower female technicians in South Africa

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme...

Huawei launches its first innovation and experience centre in Africa

July 23, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches its first innovation and experience centre in Africa

Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Science and Technology Park, in Sandton, South Africa on 19 July at the unveiling of Huawei’s first Innovation and Experience...

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ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

July 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The survey is part of the JCSE’s continuous effort to...

Bill Gates

Bill Gates says Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive… this is according to philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of...

Tigo, data, internet

Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

Tigo Tanzania has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to facilitate the roll-out of internet access points in the country’s secondary schools so as to complement the e-Schools Project for a period of 2...

Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

A.I: The decimation of jobs or the dawn of new ones?

July 14, 2016 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on A.I: The decimation of jobs or the dawn of new ones?

In an Artificial Intelligence future, those with high-end computing skills will not only survive, but thrive… This is according to Digital Skills Academy CEO and Founder, Paul Dunne. “No industry – from farming to fintech – is immune to the...

South Africa: Waverley Girls’ High receives solar-powered classroom

July 8, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Waverley Girls’ High receives solar-powered classroom

Dell opened its ninth solar-powered Learning Lab in South Africa at Waverley Girls’ High. According to the company, the opening of the solar-powered Learning Lab at the school will provide world-class technology and connectivity to hundreds of girls from...

South Africa: Tabtor math tutoring centre opens in Cape Town

July 5, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Tabtor math tutoring centre opens in Cape Town

Educational publishing house Via Afrika has launched the first Via Afrika Tabtor Maths Centre in Africa. The centre was officially opened by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education at the Cobble Walk shopping centre in Durbanville, Cape Town. The...