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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 have recently begun working at Samsung’s various service centres. The Samsung Women Technical...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

July 5, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. Aligned with Cisco’s vision of...

Selling to the Cio

In Pictures: Selling to the CIO Workshop

July 4, 2016 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Selling to the CIO Workshop

From 29 – 30 June 2016 IT News Africa once again hosted its executive workshop titled “Selling to the CIO.” The workshop, which was held at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, drew in a number of high-level attendees from across Southern...

Etisalat set to boost e-learning in Nigeria

July 4, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat set to boost e-learning in Nigeria

Etisalat is set to boost the e-learning space for students in Nigeria with the launch of Cliqlite Portal, an internet-enabled application that offers unlimited access to a wide range of educational materials. Speaking at the launch event in Lagos, Chief...

Replacing text books with laptops could eliminate back problems

July 4, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The age-old tradition of going to school with a backpack or a briefcase could most notably be something of the past. It is obvious that technology is evolving, and most of all it is aimed at making human life more comfortable. Many high school students,...

South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

June 30, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

Integrated ICT systems provider, Datacentrix has revealed the introduction of a graduate training programme focused on South African skills development, working closely with OpenText. Datacentrix has selected ten graduates from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and...

South Africa: Disabled students join Canon’s First Swing golf competition

June 29, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Disabled students join Canon’s First Swing golf competition

Children with varying disabilities from four Gauteng schools got the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Canon First Swing Gauteng Inter Schools golf tournament hosted by the South African Disabled Golf Association’s (SADGA) First Swing Programme...

Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

June 24, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education have renewed their commitment to a seven-year partnership which will see a revamped and feature rich mobile application (app) for Gauteng schools rolled out across the province this month to better assist school...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

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...