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Members of APSA gather to Advance Retirement Security for all Africans

Pension sector supervisors and regulators from all over Africa converged yesterday and today at Serena Hotel Kampala, to discuss ways of extending pension coverage to more citizens around the continent. This will be the 4th Annual Conference of the...

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...

3 Distinct Industries that are Kick-Starting Job Creation in South Africa

There is absolutely no doubt that South Africa is in the midst of a major unemployment crisis. The latest stats show that the official unemployment rate is 34.4%, a record high. The expanded unemployment figure, which includes discouraged job seekers,...

Connectivity in South Africa – 5 Numbers You Need to Know

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been even more reliant on their Internet connections to stay in touch, educated, entertained, and productive. Although the effects of the pandemic have been and continue to be devastating, we can only imagine what...

Microsoft Partnered with SA’s Education Department to Train 25,000 Unemployed Youths

Department of Basic Education of South Africa partnered with Microsoft in providing digital skills training to 25,000 unemployed youth in the country. This partnership was fueled by the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which, the Department says, created more than...

Experts say More than 1-Million Jobs on the Line Thanks to COVID-19 Lockdown

According to experts more than one million South Africans can expect to become jobless over the next few months as a result of the deep recession that is expected to slash economic growth by between five and six percent. Dawie...

A new app matches employers with job seekers

A new app called MrEmploy has been released in South Africa to help employers find the right people for their company and for job seekers to find employment. The app eliminates a number of processes associated with the standard...

South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

South African startup, Bountly, has announced that it has launched the beta version of its recruitment platform in the Western Cape in South Africa. The platform is targeted at students, unemployed individuals, travellers and individuals hoping to add a...

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016...

Nokia looking to combat youth unemployment in Africa

Unemployment in South Africa remains a major issue, currently sitting at 26.50 percent, while the country’s youth unemployment is currently at a staggering 50.9 percent. Despite this, many technology companies continue to cite skills shortages as one of their...
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Energy Management in Datacenters to Curb GHG Emissions

Data centers and data transmission networks currently account for approximately 1 to 1.5% of global electricity consumption. These facilities...
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