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Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset
Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa
Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

What we can do about the global skills mismatch
What we can do about the global skills mismatch

For too long, HR experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue...

By Tatyana Terentyeva 22 Jul 2019

Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa
Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the Ministry of Basic Education of South Africa in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, will host the first-ever ADEA High-Level Annual Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa from 29-30 July 2019...

22 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change
CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...
Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...

A 1,758-carat-diamond bigger than a tennis ball was recently mined in Botswana. Despite this, the resource-rich country knows that diamonds don't last forever... and when the resources run out, a diversified knowledge-based economy needs to be in place. And that's where corporate executive education could be a gem...

27 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate
AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneurs
#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneurs

African innovators and entrepreneurs need to be encouraged, supported and incentivised to reach their optimal potential...

28 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer
Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer

Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early...

10 May 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities
USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development
UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development

The University of Pretoria has been lauded for the launch of its Future Africa research institute. The institute aims to address complex societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of Africa's sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through science and technology...

1 Apr 2019

Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash
eLearning Africa 2019, where African talent, skills can turn into success

The 2019 edition of eLearning Africa, which is set to be the biggest one yet, will take place from 23-25 October in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

28 Mar 2019

AIMS applicants in 2018.
Applications open for African Master's in Machine Intelligence

AIMS launches applications for the second intake of African Master's in Machine Intelligence...

23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

17 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

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African Legal Support Facility launches new certification programme

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has created a flagship initiative called ALSF Academy Project, which is a three-level capacity building and certification programme...

22 Oct 2018

4 challenges facing young entrepreneurs and what to do about them
4 challenges facing young entrepreneurs and what to do about them

Despite Africa's impressive growth in the past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise...

By Sandiso Sibisi 19 Oct 2018

AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence
AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its first-ever African Masters in Machine Intelligence at its AIMS Rwanda Campus...

17 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

Solutions to problems often require a change in behaviour, which in turn leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2018

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