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Posts Tagged ‘science’

  • Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

    February 26, 2019 • East Africa, EducationComments Off on Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

    In Kenya, the ministry of Education launched in 2016 the creation of STEM model secondary schools in every county. The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an agency in STEM education and is carrying out continuous...

  • Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

    February 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

    In an era where South African women have become increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?  Encouragement vs. acumen seems to be the key to speeding up the take-up of careers in science,...

  • Nobel Prize laureate Arthur Ashkin speaks at Nokia Bell Labs

    Nobel Prize laureate Arthur Ashkin speaks at Nokia Bell Labs

    December 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Nobel Prize laureate Arthur Ashkin speaks at Nokia Bell Labs

    Nokia Bell Labs, the world renowned industrial research arm of Nokia, on the 17th of December 2018, held a ceremony in honour of Arthur Ashkin, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for work undertaken while at Bell Labs. Ashkin was awarded the...

  • Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

    December 6, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

    Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It was signed on Wednesday, 5 October 2018 in Moscow by Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation...

  • Mimecast launches global citizenship program

    Mimecast launches global citizenship program

    October 12, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Mimecast launches global citizenship program

    Mimecast Limited recently announced the launch of its Global Citizenship program that aims to support charitable organisations that are building resilience in communities. Global Citizenship formalizes the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR)...

  • Customer success a huge focus for SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy

    The future of work in a digital world

    September 18, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The future of work in a digital world

    The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What if my job gets...

  • The LES system remotely connects groups of students from rural areas using live streaming on a big screen.

    Digital teaching for Maths and Science in rural schools

    July 30, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital teaching for Maths and Science in rural schools

    Two South African schools joined a virtual network of Mathematics and Science teaching when they were added to the highly acclaimed Ligbron e-learning system. Pupils at Jabavu and Thubalethu high schools in Alice and Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape will...

  • South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

    June 30, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

    Integrated ICT systems provider, Datacentrix has revealed the introduction of a graduate training programme focused on South African skills development, working closely with OpenText. Datacentrix has selected ten graduates from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and...

  • AccessKenya extends support for teaching and education

    April 15, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (1)

    AccessKenya has partnered with the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) to help improve the quality of teaching of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics subjects in Kenyan schools. Commonly referred to as STEM, it is feared that the...

  • African leaders call for “Partnership not Support”

    Paul Kagame hones in on ICT education

    March 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Paul Kagame hones in on ICT education

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on the youth to invest in science, technology, research and innovation, as he says it will drive the continent and potentially transform socio-economic situations in Africa. “To unlock this potential, Africa must...

  • Donate surplus Android computing power

    July 23, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Donate surplus Android computing power

    Android users can now boast of another capability on their smartphones and tablets: fighting AIDS and discovering new stars. That’s because, for the first time, owners of Android-based smartphones and tablets can now “donate” the surplus...

  • South Africa and EU could collaborate on science, technology and innovation

    September 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa and EU could collaborate on science, technology and innovation

    South Africa’s efforts to use science and technological for poverty alleviation were celebrated at an event organised on the side-lines of the 5th South Africa-European Union (SA-EU) Summit in Brussels, Belgium. President Jacob Zuma led a government...

  • American university to boost East Africa ICT

    March 22, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    US-based Carnegie Mellon University has announced the opening of a new regional centre for ICT in Rwanda, aimed at increasing science and technology development across East Africa. “Research and development in technology is now a global enterprise and...

  • Will Africa clinch SKA telescope deal?

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    South Africa, in partnership with eight other African countries, will compete with Australia and New Zealand in a race to win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), set to be one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. According to the...

  • Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    July 26, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project has entered a new exciting phase with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between technology giant Intel and the South African Department of Science and Technology, held on the 26 of July at...

  • Technology is key for Nigeria’s economy

    July 20, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Technology is key for Nigeria’s economy

    Nigerian technology professional and Yaba College rector, Margaret Lapido says science and technology are key instruments in bolstering the country’s economic progress. Ladipo says if Nigeria wants to enter the global technology economy with great force,...