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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The population from which agriculture will draw the next several generations of employees will be under 30 years old. It is important that the youth own the skills they need to build a competitive and resilient agriculture sector...

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#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth

The shortage of skilled people in the sector is growing, while the number of students enrolling in agriculture-related training continues to decrease...

By Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Quality agricultural education essential to increase productivity in Africa

In spite of declining growth rates and recent credit downgrades in many African countries, a growing labor force and vast expanses of arable land, point to significant opportunities...

By Howard Blight 29 May 2017

Top African execs choose an MBA

Research into the leadership landscape in key economic hubs in Africa shows that top African execs throughout the continent still choose to pursue an MBA...

23 May 2017

New e-learning institution to help create Africa's next generation of farmers

The ongoing and severe shortage of well-trained personnel entering the agri-sector and agri-related industries, including farm managers, section managers, and sales personnel, poses a significant risk to food security on the continent...

11 May 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

24 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

How learning empathy can help build better community projects in Africa

Empathy is one of the most important skills any leader can have. A huge 2015 research project across 38 countries found that empathy makes leaders more effective and their businesses more successful...

By Keneilwe Munyai 12 Apr 2017

Kenya Airways, GE, Boeing donation to boost aviation training

Technical University of Kenya (TUK) has landed high-tech aviation training devices in a joint initiative by Kenya Airways, General Electric, and Boeing...

10 Apr 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Cape Town woman brings coding skills to marginalised communities

A local woman who launched a project in partnership with SAP and Google, trained over 1,000 young people in basic coding skills...

9 Nov 2016

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Student loans holding you back from achieving your entrepreneurial dreams?

The student loan debt issue is a national crisis. Not only is it preventing young millennials from enjoying financial freedom in their personal lives, but, in many cases, it's also making it more difficult to achieve business success.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school, the government announced on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

15 Jun 2017

Harvard Business School selects Relate as one of its Field Global Partners

The non-profit social enterprise, the Relate Trust was chosen as a “Field Global Partner” by Harvard Business School (HBS) to host a team of its students in Cape Town for one week as part of a required first-year course at HBS called the Field Global Immersion.

8 Jun 2017

IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids

In Georgia, US, IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop have piloted their first intelligent play and learning platform on IBM cloud at the Gwinnett County Public Schools, designed to establish evidence of learning at scale.

7 Jun 2017

Harvard gives Zuckerberg honorary degree

WASHINGTON, USA: Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday finally got his degree - well, sort of.

26 May 2017

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