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Standard Chartered Picks 10 Startups for Women in Tech Programme

Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with @iBizAfrica- Strathmore University has shortlisted 10 start-ups for the Women in Tech programme. The Programme targets women-led start-ups that are looking to scale up their business through technology. Standard Chartered Women in Tech (WiT)...

R110,000 Cybersecurity Scholarship Launched for Women of Colour in South Africa

KnowBe4, provider of one of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms, today announced it has partnered with the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education to launch the KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity (South Africa)...

The Importance of Gender Equality in the Tech Industry

While there has been headway toward greater workplace diversity in recent years, there is still much more work to be done. In all businesses, there is undeniably a gender divide, and one of these historically male-dominated industries is technology. In...

LakeHub Partners with the UN to Equip Kenyan Girls with Digital Skills

LakeHub, the Kenyan tech innovation hub, has partnered with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to teach 300 girls in Kenya digital literacy and technical skills for better employment opportunities. According to Tech Weez, the training takes 12 months and trainees...

Google Pledges $1-Million to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Google today announced that its philanthropic arm, Google.org, is committing $1-million (R15.3 million) in charitable funding to support programs helping women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, as part of a series of new initiatives aimed at supporting women-owned businesses. “Research...

Why Women Are Underrepresented in Cybersecurity

One of the industries struggling with significant bias and gender stereotypes is cybersecurity. This field plays an increasingly crucial role in our digital world and, as a result, offers many fulfilling career paths and opportunities. However, there are still...

Vodacom SA Launches Coding Programme to Inspire More Women in STEM

One of South Africa's big 4 telecoms, Vodacom, has announced the launch of a programme that will see over 600 young girls between the ages of 14 and 18 receive coding training virtually from 4-7 October 2021. The initiative is...

MTN Ghana Donates $1.6-Million to Girls in ICT Program

MTN Ghana, the Ghanaian arm of Africa's largest telecom, has donated $1.6-million (GHS10-million) to support the Girls in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project. A Ghanaian initiative hoping and aimed at exposing the ICT sphere to young women. According to Business...

Does Remote Work Promote Greater Opportunities for Women in IT?

There are many ways in which the ‘new normal’ of Working From Home (WFH) has changed things, and one example of this is the impact it has had on women in the IT sector. With more flexible hours and no...

IBM’s Siyasanga Sihawu on Cloud Adoption Strategies and Women in Tech

August is Women’s Month in South Africa – and this month IT News Africa has been connecting with women in technology to provide needed signal-boosting for individuals in an industry that, especially in Africa, is male-dominated. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had the...
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How can SA enterprises minimize the impact of network outages?

Internet and network outages are a constant threat to any enterprise in South Africa. Whether it’s an issue experienced...
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