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...
“South African businesses need to get positive about education and commit themselves to playing their role in educating South Africa’s children – the onus cannot lie only on the state.” This was the message from Anton Jacobsz, CEO at Networks Unlimited Africa, commenting after the company’s recent fifth annual corporate...
The Vodafone Ghana National Coding Programme launched in partnership at the Accra Digital Centre with the government will benefit 10 000 youth in the next five years.  The programme is part of Vodafone's unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital revolution. The initiative, which uses Vodafone’s employees as trainers, is targeted...
On 15 August 2019, Google South Africa launched the CS First program which according to Google was created by educators aims to teach South African learners the fundamentals of computer science. This program will strive to educate over 30,000 South African learners across the 9 provinces in the period...
While technical skills are a prerequisite if you are an IT product, solution or system tester, a broader skill set is required if you want to be truly successful. According to Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology, many people mistakenly think of testers as technical geeks only, overlooking some of...
Google has announced plans to train 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable. The company also hopes to train 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, with an initial focus on Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. This was announced...
Telkom subsidiary, BCX, has announced a significant contribution of R60 million to WeThinkCode as they have become the new primary growth partner of the organisation which offers a tuition-free programme designed to educate the next generation of software engineers in South Africa. BCX will provide the R60 million over three...
The Education Innovation Summit, taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2017, is pleased to announce Mwabu as a Gold sponsor. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will be interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all...
The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a tech-driven toolkit to assist healthcare practitioners to monitor and diagnose patients, reports IT Web. The device is named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for "Health". The new smart toolkit collects, processes and analyses real-time vital signs. UJ says that this...
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator shares with President Bill Clinton its successful youth employment commitment to deliver over 85,000 jobs and work experiences to young South Africans. In 2015, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator joined the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City to make an on-stage commitment that it would provide...
Mwabu - the creator of the innovative Mwabu educational tablet - has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit. The Education Innovation Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom, will see education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton,...
WeThinkCode says its mission is to source and train Africa's future coding talent - it’s an ambitious undertaking for the first peer-to-peer tertiary IT education academy in Africa, but it has now officially launched and is on track to train 120 carefully screened and selected students. They come from...
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced the launch of an iPad Lab, in partnership with the Phelang School in Kwa-Thema Springs and ISchoolAfrica - donating some much-needed technology equipment and training for the school’s newly developed lab. This lab, which will...
Africans have been telling stories for centuries, passing nuggets of cultural knowledge and heritage from one generation to the next through fables, folktales, and epic narrations. Newly launched storytelling app, BookBeak, is now making it possible for those new and old African stories to be shared with the world. Founded...
Education in Nigeria has had a paradigm shift in the last decade. Although, traditional school system has received wide spread acceptance across the various ethnic classifications and learning beyond the shores of a conventional classroom has been embraced as well. There has always been a mass outcry on the decay that has plunged the traditional...
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 principals in improving school management in Gauteng. Over the course...
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