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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 […]


JP Morgan and Tshimologong launch Africa Rising 4.0 start-up programme

JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct, has launched Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage start-up growth in Johannesburg. The 12-week intensive incubation programme is designed to coach the disciplines of entrepreneurship, while also building innovative digital businesses. Shaun Randles, Enterprise Development Manager, Tshimologong Precinct, said: “We […]


Digitally-driven education platforms key to South African youth

South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised. Government has responded with subsidy offers, but simply providing financial aid does not solve the crisis that South Africa faces. Compounding the issue is the fact that universities are at capacity, with no new plans to build more facilities. […]


The importance of availability for universities in 2018

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says application and data availability are crucial to both the smooth running of a university and ensuring it the headlines for the right reasons. The unfortunate upshot is that technology and availability […]


Internet of Things Innovation Centre launched at Queen’s College Lagos

Queen’s College Lagos has become the third Unity School to launch the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Centre, which is being powered by the Unites Cisco Networking Academy. It joined the Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Yaba and the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bwari, as the three schools with centres where pupils can […]


Technology distributor equips homeless children in South Africa to go to school

Westcon-Comstor, a value-added technology distributor of security, networking and data centre solutions, has been working with Kids Haven to equip homeless children to go to school. Westcon-Comstor’s Comstor business unit through its CSI initiative, Comstor Cares, has fully kitted out 10 children and in South Africa’s Ekurhuleni region for their first year of school. “There […]


Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg has announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, said the programme is part of BCX and the Telkom Innovation Programme and is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative digital […]