The fees must fall campaign took motion in 2015 when students from universities across South Africa protested for free and quality education. This year students have resumed with their protest in a bid to combat fee increments for the 2017 academic year. According to reports by EWN, Higher Education and...
Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State. Fulfining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, the project is targeted at training teachers in basic computer literacy, while also providing access...
Many attempts at digital education have so far focused on the technology and largely ignored the knowledge requirements aspect. However, introducing technology into the classroom on its own is unlikely to improve education. The result of these rollouts of technology that did not give enough consideration to the knowledge...
In 2015, Facebook launched the Blueprint e-learning platform to help marketers around the world succeed. The Blueprint platform provides tools and training needed to learn how Facebook and Instagram can help grow their business. With 3 million active advertisers on Facebook and over 60 million Pages, Facebook wants to...
The Gauteng Department of Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi recently unveiled the new e-chalk board (SMART Kapp) a revolutionary replacement for the dry-erase board, which will be soon rolled out to schools. VastraTech, the authorized SMART distributor in South Africa, will lead the implementation, which will initially see Grade 12 classrooms...
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...
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 University of the Western Cape (UWC) is offering Africa’s...
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 attended The Standard Bank Youth Expo recently. The Expo is a platform that brings...
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 SheCares International from the Global Women Summit, launched by Cabinet secretary for public...
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 help bring learning material to life,...
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 local South African businesses are planning for and investing in providing goods and...
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 to offer some compelling answers to these challenges. Related: 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit set...
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 ground-breaking announcement made Johannesburg the first African city to close a workforce development...
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...
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 Centre, built in Africa. This partnership forms part of the agreements...
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 create a meaningful representation of South Africa’s ICT skills landscape and provide an...
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