South Africa's matrics have officially begun their end of the year examinations. The National Senior Certificate exams will run from 27 October 2021 to 7 December 2021, and as always a lot of pressure is put on the incumbent matric class to succeed and improve the country's matriculant statistics. This...
The Le Wagon coding boot camp is set to launch this week in Cape Town, South Africa. The launch of the boot camp is in partnership with the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business. Trusted by global industry leaders such as Google, Amazon and Apple, Le Wagon says it...
Facebook's internal Research and Development (R&D) team is reportedly working on an educational mobile app called Sabee. The app seems to be targeted towards learners in Nigeria when it becomes fully functional. The social media powerhouse first announced opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria in September last year, and Sabee...
The importance of supporting education in South Africa to uplift members of the country’s poorest communities – both children as well as adults – has a critically important role to play in the economic transformation of the country at a grass-roots level. This is why global cybersecurity specialist Exclusive...
While the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been nothing short of catastrophic for some industries, the retail sector has managed to hold firm amid the crisis. As much as industries like tourism and hospitality have been decimated by national lockdowns, others have thrived as consumers’ buying patterns shift...
South Africa-based tech education firm Eiffel Corp and global cloud services provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), recently launched a new set of cloud-based education solutions that is set to scale up Learning Management System (LMS) technology to a higher echelon. According to the company, Eiffel Corp’s Digikamva LMS now becomes...
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,...
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...
Education is, without a doubt, a fundamental human right. And today, digitalisation enables us to improve education and provide equal access to all. But where do we even begin? In a world where everything is online and any business that isn't online is losing money, failing to teach our children digital...
Huawei has announced the launch of its LEAP digital skills development programme at Huawei's ICT Competition Awards Ceremony on 9 April 2022. The LEAP programme aims to help advance the ICT skills of more than 100,000 people across the Sub-Saharan Africa region within three years, according to the Chinese...
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,...
A total of 24 women from South Africa have been admitted to the class of 2023 of the Women Techsters Fellowship, Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev) has announced in Lagos, Nigeria. The Women Techsters initiative is aimed at bridging the digital and technology knowledge divide between men...
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...
The search for commensurate rewards is one that drives the human pursuit in different sectors, from medicine, to tech, to artisanship and entrepreneurship is why tech talents leave the continent in search of greener pastures. Due to the ongoing trend where the immediate environment does not facilitate the growth and...
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