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Why is skills development a priority investment?

January is the start of a brand-new year when millions of matriculants and recent graduates begin their employment search. This is likely to be an arduous search for many young people. There are many barriers to entry into meaningful...

Is Africa Ready for Digital Enablement?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) believes that there are five hotspots that need to be targeted by the public sector in Africa and the theme that underpins them all is… digital. Digital is the infrastructure that the public sector...

Microsoft and LinkedIn to Bring Digital Skills to 25 million People Worldwide

Microsoft has announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic....

4 Ways Digitisation Can Unlock Africa’s Recovery from COVID-19

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development estimates that an additional $109 billion in investment is required to achieve universal, affordable, and good quality broadband internet access by 2030. To put this number into context, Vodafone – one of...

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

With South Africa's unemployment rate hovering around 27 per cent (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to South Africa's economic and social stability. Fortunately, many business leaders and decision-makers are...

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies...

Skills development is key to Industry 4.0

The Fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence. According to Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry...

Virtual Reality: A revolution in efficient, effective and safe skills development

A significant challenge facing mining and other industries is skills development and the question of how to move the needle when it comes to ensuring memory retention in safety training. Virtual Reality (VR) technology offers a solution that is both...

Gebeya, Ethiopian IT workplace platform to launch in Kenya

Gebeya an Ethiopian startup that provides online IT training for individuals, qualified professionals and institutions has now launched in Kenya. Gebeya, an Amharic word for market provides a workplace for top IT talent to showcase and contribute their experience...

SAP Africa launches SA chapter of SAP Skills for Africa initiative

SAP Africa today announced the details of the latest chapter in the company’s SAP Skills for Africa job creation initiative. SAP Skills for Africa is an integral part of SAP Africa’s commitment to train 10,000 ICT consultants across the...
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Innovative AI Partnership Transforms Healthcare Technology

BroadReach Group and BAO Systems- a US-based health IT organization, have signed a collaboration agreement that will expand how...
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