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New online training portal launched by DMASA

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has launched a new online training portal, DMASA Academy...

3 days ago

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 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

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Botho University creates distance learning programmes in Nigeria

Botswana's Botho University has launched distance learning programmes in Nigeria, following on the success of its four campuses in three SADC region countries...

18 Apr 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

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 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

10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019
10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019...

2 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

Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates
Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates

Ninety-six learners from Clarens, Xhariep and Thaba Nchu in the Free State have successfully completed their NQF level 2 and 4 qualifications in accommodation, food and beverage services...

1 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

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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

Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix it
Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix it

Nigeria's education system is based on the (1)-6-3-3-4 formula: one year pre-primary education, six years primary, three years junior secondary, three years senior secondary, and a minimum of four years tertiary education...

By Omowumi Olabode Steven Ekundayo 27 Mar 2019

Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC
Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

Cell C in partnership with Facebook has unveiled the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots and is now live at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)...

20 Mar 2019

Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community
Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University will play a part in helping the Malawian economy move away from its dependency on tobacco farming towards other viable alternatives...

1 Mar 2019

FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls
FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls

A reported 75% of girls in Ghana attend primary school, but there's a significant drop in girls in high school and college. Research by the WWW Foundation further revealed that women in poor urban areas in developing countries are 50% less likely to use the internet than men. FemiTi aims to change all that...

15 Feb 2019

5 ways mobile technology will transform education
5 ways mobile technology will transform education

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live and work, and it can be expected to rapidly change the ways in which children learn as smartphones and tablets become more widely accepted at primary and high schools...

By Ernst Wittmann 13 Feb 2019

Unlocking opportunity in Africa
Unlocking opportunity in Africa

The Africa Internship Academy plans to set up a continental-wide certification to assist the youth of Africa with honing their skills and encouraging entrepreneurship...

11 Feb 2019

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE
Rwanda university sets out to teach doctors medicine and management

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent"...

By Agnes Binagwaho 6 Feb 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

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National student television network launching at SA's top universities

A national student television network is being launched at South Africa's top universities, giving the tertiary institutions a vital added income stream, as well as providing brands with direct access to this important Generation Z demographic...

11 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

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 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

How online learning is changing the face of education
How online learning is changing the face of education

Technology disrupts by its very nature. This is evident in many sectors where Uber - the biggest competitor to metered taxis - does not own any vehicles. The hospitality industry has seen a shake-up with Airbnb becoming a massive competitor without owning any real estate in the hotel industry...

22 Nov 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

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