World Mobile, who recently announced their plans to make low-cost, high-quality internet access available to all Zanzibaris, has signed a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar to provide free, unlimited internet to schools across the region. World Mobile has already connected Forodhani, Benbella, Kiwengwa Schools which comprise more than 1,000 students, and has plans to connect 10 more schools by the end of January 2022....
WeThinkCode has opened applications for its tuition-free, two-year software programming course which starts in July. The education institution revealed that there are just one hundred places are available - part of WeThinkCode’s plan to increase its total student intake to 450 in 2021. “We know that South Africa has a...
Generation Z is rapidly stepping onto the world stage. They are graduating from high school, entering the workforce, and studying at tertiary education institutions. Referred to as digital natives, this generation grew up with technology and has no knowledge of life without it. They are globally connected, incredibly mobile, entrepreneurial,...
The Built With Bitcoin Foundation, a humanitarian organization powered by Bitcoin, announced that it has constructed two new schools in the Motherwell township, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa thanks to a generous donation of 1 BTC. Currently, 1 BTC, or Bitcoin, translates to R492,252.52 or $31,832.78, according to Coinbase. The foundation...
Department of Basic Education of South Africa partnered with Microsoft in providing digital skills training to 25,000 unemployed youth in the country. This partnership was fueled by the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which, the Department says, created more than 300,000 job opportunities across the country. More Jobs in the Public...
Africa is often called the "leapfrog" continent for the ability of its people to leap ahead. In terms of technology, Africans are able to leap past generation upon generation of tech in order to advance to the now, to the latest, and do it as soon as possible. In 2020,...
Mobile technology is at the heart of Africa’s digital journey thanks to its ability to provide communities with improved work and economic improvements. A great example of how access to online resources is The Haller Foundation’s award-winning mobile app — Haller Farmers.  To unpack this further, IT News Africa’s Jenna...
Airtel Africa and UNICEF have announced a new five-year pan-African partnership to help accelerate the roll-out of digital learning through connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms across 13 countries. Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in Africa, is the...
Ecobank Commercial Banking, part of the Pan-African banking Group Ecobank yesterday announced the launch of its Ellevate Leadership Training Programme in partnership with the Global Business School Network (GBSN). The Ellevate Leadership Training Programme forms part of ‘Ellevate Equip’, the brand name for all capability and training support initiatives for...
Nedbank has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide free cloud computing skills development and job training to unemployed youth through the AWS re/Start programme. AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week training programme, covering fundamental AWS Cloud and practical career skills. Through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, individuals...
Tuition fees have burdened many young people financially and pushed others to abandon their dreams as the high cost was discouraging. Without a doubt, a scholarship is one way to earn a degree and start your career debt-free. Many talented but disadvantaged students get to study in western universities with...
One of South Africa's big 4 telecoms, Vodacom, has announced the launch of a programme that will see over 600 young girls between the ages of 14 and 18 receive coding training virtually from 4-7 October 2021. The initiative is called the #CodeLikeAGirl programme and aims to encourage more girls...
American software company Autodesk is launching an initiative to help engineering graduates in South Africa take their First Step to a career in the manufacturing sector. The First Step in Your Career initiative is a volunteer programme which includes technical training, interview techniques, help with preparing a CV and one-on-one...
mLab has joined forces with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch the AgritourZA Limpopo Innovation Platform.  This initiative is expected to provide a space for 20 local pioneers to showcase their startups, attract investment and foster a community...
The rapid digitisation forced by the pandemic has vividly shown how the IT industry, especially cloud computing, is poised to continue growing in its efforts to service a larger market. While this is exciting, the industry is faced with the vital task of ensuring there is enough talent to...
It’s hard to believe that 18 months ago, a major pandemic turned the world upside down and resulted in unimaginable consequences. Overnight, we had to rethink learning, work and health care. From the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, has focused on a response and recovery...
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