Nedbank, one of South Africa's largest lenders, has announced the launch of the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform, in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun. The DigiSkills Online platform seeks to help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post-COVID-19 economy. The initiative initially aims to upskill...
E-learning has changed the face of education forever, thanks to COVID-19, and there's no going back to the way things were. At the beginning of the pandemic, education institutes across Europe, Africa and the Middle East had to adjust very quickly to new hybrid learning environments, and there was a...
Traka, the global leader in intelligent management solutions in key and equipment, today launched its first Experience Centres, located in two key strategic locations within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) division – Brisbane, Australia, and Johannesburg, South Africa. The Centres will serve as an environment for...
The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was always going to be fraught with challenges, but nobody could have predicted the massively disruptive event that was the COVID-19 pandemic. The world was thrown into turmoil and forced to adapt – it became a matter of ‘digital or die.' The pandemic...
IBM has partnered with the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) to launch the Open P-TECH for Africa programme. This programme is expected to provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies designed to help them leapfrog to a...
Liquid Labs, the innovation and partnerships arm of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a leading pan-African technology group, is launching three new online courses on legal technology, targeted at supporting career development amongst students, budding entrepreneurs, and lawyers The courses are the result of a partnership between Liquid and Africa Legal,...
The world of digital has broadened the play and fuelled greater expectations as it shifted the traditional perspectives around time and space. The proximity to the customer is incrementally getting shortened, while the expectation for service leans towards the now. Those who lay claim to the gift of intuition have...
As the world evolved, more companies needed new ways to relate to customers and gain profit. Thus the birth of data science, the analytical skill and ability to mine, clean, and present data. Businesses employ data scientists to source, manage, and analyse data to create insight and deliver value...
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...
These past few weeks have tested South Africans like never before. We’ve dealt with a third wave crippling our already-overburdened healthcare system; ongoing load shedding catapulting our country into darkness; the closure of certain sectors as a result of the return to level 4 lockdown - and just when...
Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya Foundation and the Kenyan Government have partnered to impart digital skills to 50,000 entrepreneurs. According to TechWeez, this move will see private sector players "address a digital skills gap within the market" through digital learning and skilling initiative. “The digital landscape is transforming rapidly, and Kenya...
There is a persistent issue when it comes to the lack of education and how it contributes to the cycle of poverty, especially in underdeveloped areas of the world. According to UNESCO, more than 617-million children worldwide are lacking knowledge in basic subjects. The situation is alarming in Sub-Saharan Africa...
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...
E-learning has changed. Much of this change is due to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were before, however, many organisations may want to do so. "COVID arrived and new technology came to the fore - like Zoom, Meets, Teams and so on. How did you upskill...
For many people, choosing to go to college is not just about getting a quality education but also the experiences it brings, the exposure they get, the new people they get to meet, etc. for others, getting a complete on-campus college experience isn’t always possible. There can be various...
On Thursday a Cape Town-based edtech startup, Mindjoy, launched a track that teaches kids to code Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) programs, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3. Mindjoy says that the 'Get Creative with Artificial Intelligence' series of its projects allows kids to explore AI and Machine Learning in...
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