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Networks Unlimited Africa plays its part in committing to South Africa education

April 17, 2019 • Education, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa plays its part in committing to South Africa education

“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 charity golf day, where the...

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Facebook, Dream Factory open computer lab in Cape Town

Facebook, Dream Factory open computer lab in Cape Town

April 16, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook, Dream Factory open computer lab in Cape Town

The Facebook Community Leadership Program and the Dream Factory Foundation have partnered to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town. The facility – called the Dream Lab – is a donation to the school from Nadine Maselle, a South African...

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

April 15, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

This past weekend saw 25 top Honours and final-year students from five leading Universities from around South Africa take part in the 24 hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. On 13 -14 April 2019, the students took on the...

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

April 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

The stage is already set for this year’s MiWay ‘by invitation only’ Hackathon. The event will see Honours and final-year students from leading South African universities battling it out to find out whose financial modelling skills are the...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

April 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace has announced plans to solar power Western Cape Education Department schools. The first school in the series will be Protea Heights Academy in Cape Town. Sun Exchange enables schools and businesses to...

MWare to exhibit solutions at Education Innovation Summit 2019

Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 4th year

April 10, 2019 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 4th year

The 4th annual Education Innovation Summit is set to take place on the 29th of May 2019 at the Hilton, Sandton, Johannesburg. Hosted by IT News Africa, the summit is designed to bring together innovation leaders and the academic community by facilitating and...

Chanille Viviers was celebrated among nearly 400 educators and school leaders from around the world.

South African educator recognised at Microsoft annual Education Exchange

April 6, 2019 • EducationComments Off on South African educator recognised at Microsoft annual Education Exchange

South African educator, Chanille Viviers was recognised at the Microsoft annual Education Exchange (E2) conference which took place in Paris. She competed in the Global Educator Exchange as part of Team 14, who came first place for creating a classroom lesson...

New app helps parents track scholar transport vehicle

Kabakoo aims to innovate creative learning in Africa

April 4, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Kabakoo aims to innovate creative learning in Africa

Learning locally relevant skills and knowledge is the major challenge to be addressed for achieving Africa’s promised demographic dividend. To solve the problem, Kabakoo is building a network of inclusive spaces dedicated to creative learning. Kabakoo –...

NetDragon signs digital education MOU with Russia’s Global Rus Trade

April 4, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on NetDragon signs digital education MOU with Russia’s Global Rus Trade

NetDragon, a global leader in building internet communities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on digital education with the leading Russian B2B-platform for cross-border e-commerce, Global Rus Trade, at the BRICS Business Council Midterm Meeting in...

LEGO Education launches SPIKE Prime

LEGO Education launches SPIKE Prime

April 3, 2019 • EducationComments Off on LEGO Education launches SPIKE Prime

LEGO Education has announced LEGO Education SPIKE Prime, a product in the LEGO Education hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) learning portfolio. SPIKE Prime brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable, multi-port Hub, sensors and...

TME Education – problemsolving through synergy

April 2, 2019 • Education, SponsoredComments Off on TME Education – problemsolving through synergy

The African continent, in spite of its rapidly growing population, has quite a few students of tertiary education. On average only 6% of the African youth has access to higher education, while in OECD it’s about 80%. The rates look no better for disciplines...

Over 2,000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

Over 2000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

April 1, 2019 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The MTN Ghana Foundation has commissioned a modern library for a High School in the Eastern region. The facility will include a 20 seater ICT Centre and Teachers common area. In addition, the MTN Ghana Foundation partnered with Huawei Ghana to deploy fibre...

Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

March 30, 2019 • Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

With education being paramount to the success and growth of South Africa, Frogfoot has committed to providing schools in its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) coverage areas with up to 1 GBPS free fibre. “We have partnered with internet service providers (ISPs)...

Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

March 30, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

Furthering its commitment to driving education in South Africa, Microsoft has partnered with AI in Townships to realise the DigiGirlz initiative which aims to help talented youth reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them...

Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. Gartner highlighted the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive...

African short stories for everyone

March 26, 2019 • Education, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on African short stories for everyone

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...