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 and Canon South Africa on in June 2016. For many of the children...
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...
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 online courses, and ultimately entirely online degree...
Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya. KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the education and research institutions in the country. KENET is designated as...
EON Reality, a Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, in partnership with the city of Tshwane announced the inauguration of EON Reality’s Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC). This IDC is a central part of Tshwane’s long term plan, Tshwane Vision 2055, to “break the cycle of...
Tigo Ghana has launched its undergraduate internship programme with the first batch of 30 students taking up various positions within the organization; namely the Technology, Marketing, Customer Operations, Sales and Tigo Business departments. The Tigo Internship Programme (TIP), spans over a three-month period and aims to expose students to the...
200,000 youth and 50,000 entrepreneurs are set to be supported by AfricaWorking, a new initiative by Barclays Africa, Emerging World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Microsoft, Safal Group and Syngenta. The new Association seeks to channel the collective power and voice of the private sector to make an impact on employability and entrepreneurship...
As part of its ongoing commitment to empower students, Microsoft is releasing Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world. The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition is available now, and gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the experience for...
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...
Kenya's public libraries are moving online to deliver free Internet to over half a million library members from June this year, as Liquid Telecom Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya connect 46 branches of Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) for the first time. Each of the 46 branches has...
South Africa is believed to have a gaming industry worth R 2.5 billion with a positive growth projection which is set to reach R 3.3 billion in 2017. Business is increasingly looking to gamification strategies to bring brands to life. On an international scale, gamification has become a core principle...
There was a mood of impatience among ministers, businessmen, and education experts attending this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which was held in Cairo during May 2016. Aware of the opportunity offered by information and communication technologies to spread education, training and access to information throughout Africa, many are starting to...
While the threat of cyber attacks continues to grow, the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest that many organisations in South Africa are struggling to get even the basic safeguards in place in order to protect their infrastructure and data. The global technology research and consulting services...
Students, teachers and learning institutions in Ethiopia will according to Microsoft, soon be transforming the way they learn and teach through ICT. This is due to Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia having signed an Education Transformation Agreement. The agreement,according to Microsoft, will promote inclusive digital access, encourage innovative...
The 2016 Education Innovation Summit, which had been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom and Mwabu, saw education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016. In the video below, various high-caliber attendees express their opinion on the event. "Great Calibre...
The 2016 Education Innovation Summit, which had been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom and Mwabu, saw education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016. "Great Calibre of speakers and guests" - Debbie Lin Business Development Manager at International...
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