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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 […]


IFS South Africa invests in youth skills development initiative

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, will be sponsoring learnership programmes for 30 young, unemployed South Africans to provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications that will enhance their employability. The programme aligns with the government’s drive to reduce unemployment by creating workplace learning opportunities. The YES (Youth Employment Service) initiative announced […]


SITA Air Transport Community announces innovation winners

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in partnership with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has awarded a US$10,000 prize to Wits University students Jules Ntumba, Tso Mello and Fiona Ndlovu. The group, one of seven finalists, was shortlisted through a competition to address what information, tools or technology first-time air […]


Elingo supports role Legacy Community Development plays

Elingo has named Legacy Community Development as one of its corporate social investment projects of choice. Based in Kayamandi, a suburb of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, Legacy Community Development plays a critical role in its community and runs several initiatives including an afterschool centre, a childhood development programme, a primary school development programme, a […]


Open source skills are the next big thing according to SUSE expert

Matthew Lee, Regional Manager for SUSE Africa, discusses why he believes open source skills are the next big thing. South Africa is a skills-hungry country. In fact, according to Adzuna, the rarest skills are in the digital and technology sectors, where demand is far outstripping supply – and that is exactly what the industry is […]


Ruckus Networks expert: Elevating education with technology

Riaan Graham, Sales Director for sub-Saharan Africa at Ruckus Networks, says there are many factors that are impacting not only the education sector in Africa, but the resultant skills shortage – especially in the engineering and IT sectors. Africa’s dearth of skilled employees and its poor ability to nurture talent through educating, training and employing […]


Upskilling and Gig Economy emerge as ways to fight youth unemployment

For South Africa’s youngest citizens finding a job remains an enormous challenge. But Priscilla Kennedy, founder of video production company Piehole.tv, the programme is proving successful with previously unemployed people finding work from places like as far afield as San Francisco. While the country’s official unemployment rate is now 27.7%, the most affected group by […]


Piehole.tv launches Nerd academy programme in the Karoo

A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com. With an estimated 45% unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape, the tech hub has launched a free programme called the Nerd Academy aimed to uplift the platteland community. By offering online studying […]


CNet’s programmes now approved by the IEEE

CNet Training’s technical education programmes have been approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology. Those who attend CNet’s programmes and who are IEEE members benefit from gaining IEEE Professional Development Hours (PDH) which result in IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Not only […]