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Empowering Tanzania’s Next Tech Giants: Coding School

Sixty-two teenagers, ranging from ages 12 to 17, have finished the Coding School program in Dar es Salaam, organized by ThinkYoung and Boeing. Conducted in April 2024, these sessions have armed Tanzanian youngsters with advanced digital skills, paving the...

The Crucial Role of the BPO Industry in South Africa’s Youth Development

How a company contributes to the well-being of its communities and the society it operates within plays a crucial role in how both employees and customers perceive it. Contributing in a positive way earns a brand trust and may even...

Leveraging the transformative potential of startups and entrepreneurship

WeThinkCode_, RLabs, and E Squared Investments have joined forces to address youth unemployment through a comprehensive entrepreneurship program. A recent entrepreneurship pitch day at WeThinkCode_ campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban marked a significant step in this collaborative initiative....

SAP’s Youth Skills Program Takes Root in South Africa

SAP has reaffirmed its dedication to youth skills development through its SAP Educate to Employ initiative, a partnership with UNICEF and the government. This launch in South Africa coincides with a critical period of high youth unemployment in the country...

Microsoft and M-PESA Africa’s MSME Digital Skills Initiative

Microsoft is collaborating with M-PESA Africa to support its Capability Development Academy, providing access to the Microsoft Community Platform and SME Skilling Programs. This partnership aims to empower Micro, Small, and Medium SMEs (MSMEs) across various African markets by...

Stadio Launches New Digital Badging Initiative for African Students

JSE-listed higher education provider, STADIO, has launched a new digital badging initiative for African students. STADIO Stripes helps students prepare for the world of work by recognising their skills-based achievements in addition to the traditional qualification transcript. Employers are warning that...

Why Organisations Need to Invest in Digital, Customer-Facing Technology

Over the past two years, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives have largely focused their efforts on digital transformation. This is mostly because COVID-19 forced organisations to expedite planned and unplanned re-engineering of their IT environments to...

Cell C Partners with GirlCode to Develop Coding Skills in SA Youth

South African telco Cell C has partnered with GirlCode, an SA-based NPO that seeks to empower women through technology, to bring a coding programme to youth aged between 10 and 18 years in South Africa. The GirlCoder Club is open...

IBM to Launch Massive Digital Upskilling Drive in SA

IBM has announced a new massive commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people of all ages with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. To achieve this goal, IBM has detailed a clear roadmap with...

4 Compelling Ways that Technology Plays a Key Role in SA’s Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on South Africa’s already fragile economy. Add to that the riots and looting, the cost of recovery and Eskom’s load-shedding, and the current picture is bleak. So where to from here? One sector that is...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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