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RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in South Africa

UiPath has welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President says that, over the next six years, every child in the country would be provided with digital workbooks and textbooks on […]


Lenovo laptops amplify learning experiences through digital innovation

Lenovo has announced an enhanced laptop lineup intended specifically to provide students and teachers in education institutions with a more personalised learning experience. Offering a broad choice of specifically designed models with solid reliability, the range of Chromebook and Windows enabled systems offer a superior user experience for students and educators alike. The Lenovo 100e and […]


KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]


African technology to be showcased at International CES in Las Vegas

The African entrepreneurship ecosystem is to be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health and connected cars, International CES is aimed at innovative companies around the world. Called AfricaTech Now, the African event at CES […]


NeuroMem Technologies helps to support Mauritius’ AI ecosystem

NeuroMem Technologies, a General Vision company, has expanded and established a presence in Mauritius to support the ecosystem leveraging the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country. The announcement was made by CEO, Professor Pierre Brunswick, during a recent trip to Mauritius where, with the support of Economic Development Board (EDB), he met […]


Hearing-impaired children in Mozambique learn how to code

Is coding a universal language that can bridge not only the gender and income gaps but enable also inclusive access to 21st century education? For the passionate team of Africa Code Week ambassadors in Mozambique, the answer is a resounding yes. “Coding is a language that everyone can – and should – speak in order to be active participants in the global digital economy,” […]


Cranfield Aviation Training given go ahead to launch e-learning platform

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given South African-based Cranfield Aviation the initial go ahead to put six of its courses on the e-learning platform. With over 80 courses available to all flight deck, cabin crew personnel and flight engineers, Cranfield has remained relevant and embraced all advancements in the aviation industry over the past […]


Wi-Fi connectivity deployed at university campus in Mauritius

The current generation of students have grown up with technology – using devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. In order to keep students engaged, institutions of learning must change with the times. We are now in an era where curriculum for tertiary education is transitioning to a blend of online and face-to-face learning. On top […]


Tari Labs launches online university to train Blockchain developers

Tari Labs, a contributor to Tari, the South African-based Blockchain protocol, has launched a free online university to help incubate open source projects and train Blockchain developers. “Tari Labs University aims to become a go-to destination for easily-accessible learning material for Blockchain, digital currency and digital assets, from beginner to advanced level,” said Cayle Sharrock, Tari […]


Female graduates drive Vox skills development programme

Integrated ICT and telecommunications company Vox celebrated an extra special Women’s Month with the graduation of 10 female employees, who have furthered their expertise through the company’s internal skills development programme. “There is a strong culture of skills development and training within the company,” said Caster Seakamela, Skills Development Facilitator at Vox. “We have different […]


SAP Africa drives innovation opportunities via universities

SAP Africa has announced the opening of eight new SAP Next-Gen Chapter universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main objective is to expand and drive innovation opportunities with SAP customers to help them accelerate into becoming intelligent enterprises. The following SAP Next-Gen Chapters universities are tasked with preparing the future purpose driven innovators for the SAP […]


Young coders lead the way in Tunisia thanks to academy programme

While on an exchange programme in the USA, a Tunisian software engineer became inspired to build something that would make a real difference in her home country. Faten Ghriss subsequently set up the Young Tunisian Coders Academy and her passion prompted recognition by the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. Intelligent CIO spoke to her about […]


Kenya leverages technology to improve mathematics and science

The Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) has partnered with CASIO Middle East FZE to train mathematics and science trainers across Kenya using the newly modernised and effective scientific calculators. “This partnership with CASIO Middle East FZE will enable us to train teachers on the best ways to use modern teaching […]


Decision Inc invests in education in South Africa with Mother of Peace

Decision Inc has been working closely with Mother of Peace, a non-profit organisation that provides a home to more than 25 orphaned and abandoned children, to try and unlock economic and social transformation in South Africa. The data, digital and performance intelligence company has partnered with Mother of Peace for many years, helping them with […]


NetDragon powers African education industry with leading technology

A ten-member delegation including NetDragon Websoft Inc’s management team led by founder and chairman Liu Dejian, hosted several events in Nigeria and Kenya where they investigated the local education environment and provided exchange opportunities to support the development of a smart education industry and ecosystem in the two countries. Prior to the company’s Nigerian visit, […]


Africa Code Week empowers Ghanaian teachers to drive skills development

More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops in Ghana as part of efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW instils 21st Century skills with a key focus on sustainable capacity-building and female skills development and training. Introduced in 2015 […]


Dell and IMPACT to support women’s empowerment in DR Congo

Dell is teaming with Canadian-based non-profit firm IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities. The partnership will provide over 300 women artisanal gold miners in the north-eastern region of the country’s Ituri Province with business skills training […]


New UK aid package set to improve quality of education in Tanzania

Young people in Tanzania will be empowered to take control of their future prosperity through a new package of UK support, the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced. On her visit to the country Mordaunt unveiled plans for the UK to work in partnership with Tanzania to help harness the potential of young people, […]


University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator which will initially support postgraduate students within the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) Faculty. “We have ramped up our efforts to implement innovative strategies to leverage and commercialise home-grown technologies to create sustainable new enterprises and subsequently job […]


SAP Africa Code Week builds capacity in digital education in Botswana

SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) visited Botswana to facilitate Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops for teachers and young people. Taking place at various communities across the country, more than 1,000 participants received hands-on training on the new ACW digital curriculum including the Scratch open-source learning interface. Spearheaded by SAP CSR EMEA in 2015, Africa Code Week has […]