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#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning
What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning

What happens when African philosophies and practices are placed at the centre of learning? How can teachers and students on the continent use the concepts of ubuntu (human interdependence) and ukama (relationality) to come up with homegrown solutions for societal and educational concerns?

By Yusef Waghid, Faiq Waghid and Zayd Waghid 4 May 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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Apple goes back to school with new iPad, apps

CHICAGO, US - Apple on Tuesday unveiled new applications and a discounted iPad tablet aimed at the education market as it tries to regain momentum lost to Google in the world of classroom technology.

29 Mar 2018

No barriers to entry for digital learning
No barriers to entry for digital learning

Newly-elected president, Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa's success depends largely on its ability to capitalise on the demands of the 21st century, and using advanced technology effectively to help move the country forward is one of them...

23 Mar 2018

Why we need to disrupt learning
Why we need to disrupt learning

In an effort to keep children moving through the country's struggling school system, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is looking at lowering the pass rates for schools yet again - but is this the answer...?

16 Mar 2018

The Training Room Online: At the forefront of an education revolution
The Training Room Online: At the forefront of an education revolution

The world is currently at the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - also called Industry 4.0 - which is described as the stage in our development when technology becomes embedded in every aspect of society...

Issued by Luxury Brands 12 Mar 2018

Digital the key to educational success in South Africa
Digital the key to educational success in South Africa

South Africa's ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised, but the promise of financial aid simply will not solve the crisis...

8 Mar 2018

How to put the youth back in agriculture
How to put the youth back in agriculture

We need to grow emerging, small-scale farmers while developing a young and vibrant group of agripreneurs who are looking further into the future, where their more advanced skills and understanding of technology will provide them with a wealth of exciting and dynamic careers in this industry...

By Cari Coetzee 26 Feb 2018

Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good
Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity...

26 Feb 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app
Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea has launched its Android app, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs...

By Tom Jackson 15 Feb 2018

Data costs impacting African economies
Data costs impacting African economies

Education is food for the mind. It nourishes the brain. It develops intellectual and emotional maturity. Collectively it creates innovative people who improve their economy...

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 12 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education
#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education

The volume of information we need to process on a daily basis is hugely overwhelming if you don't know where to start. And no more so than for students and their educators. But fortunately, these days, there's an app for almost everything. Here are a few trending apps for students, as well as parents and schools, to keep on top of things...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: E-learning trends to watch out for in 2018
#BizTrends2018: E-learning trends to watch out for in 2018

We keep hearing about powerful smartphone devices, and how affordable and low-budget online learning courses have become. Within just one year, it's become clearer than ever that a much different future is in store for us when it comes to learning new skills and sharing your knowledge...

31 Jan 2018

Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform
Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform

Standard Bank is offering discounted access to Siyavula, a powerful maths- and science-centred online learning platform...

15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attention! Hot topics in education
#BizTrends2018: Attention! Hot topics in education

From EQ to e-learning, learner attention spans and the roles teachers play, here's a look at trends in education for the coming year...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agriculture
#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agriculture

Four key trends require immediate scrutiny: consolidation, transformation, technology and agri-education. Importantly, the upscaling of agricultural education is the crystalising requirement to strengthen and contextualise these trends...

By Howard Blight 8 Jan 2018

Automation and skills development - an important duo
Automation and skills development - an important duo

ManpowerGroup SA's managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, is of the opinion that the automated economy will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets...

25 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Education
#BestofBiz 2017: Education

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Education & Training site over the past year below...

15 Dec 2017

AgriColleges international gets accredited
AgriColleges international gets accredited

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

15 Dec 2017

Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools
Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with The Training Room Online (TTRO) will be rolling out digital learning into the public school sector of South Africa in the form of the DBE Cloud...

4 Dec 2017

Howard Blight
#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

UCT launches new MOOC to empower people to change the world
UCT launches new MOOC to empower people to change the world

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is offering a first-of-its-kind MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Innovative Finance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 24 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth...

17 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

New free digital learning platform from BCX
New free digital learning platform from BCX

BCX has launched a digital learning platform designed to propel South African education into the future by providing free access to online educational content...

6 Nov 2017

Pretoria hotel school campus gets blending
Pretoria hotel school campus gets blending

Hospitalit-e, which was officially launched by the Capital Hotel School (CHS) earlier this year, is now also available at the Pretoria campus...

2 Nov 2017

Red & Yellow connects online learning with real-world classrooms
Red & Yellow connects online learning with real-world classrooms

Digital Marketing Amplified is Red & Yellow's flagship Digital Marketing online course combined with eight live classroom sessions or live-streamed to those who can't be there in person...

Issued by Red & Yellow 2 Nov 2017

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