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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

Celebration of language diversity in Africa at Wits Language School Africa Week
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Issued by Wits Language School 12 May 2016

10 nominees for Africa Innovation Prize
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11 May 2016

PhD Scholarship programme launches in Mauritius
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The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) initiative, in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has launched 'Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme' in Mauritius. Additional partners will be announced in due course...

10 May 2016

Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary confirms official and exclusive patronage
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The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has enthusiastically endorsed the 6th Innovation Africa Summit to take place from 20-22 September at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya...

Issued by AfricanBrains 4 May 2016

Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists
Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists

Wellcome Trust grants aimed at stemming the 'brain drain' of the best African scientists...

28 Apr 2016

Orange Group to train women in Africa
Orange Group to train women in Africa

Local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and associations are urged to submit proposals for women's digital centres...

7 Mar 2016

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole
WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2016

Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists
Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists

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By Halimatou Ceesay 7 Dec 2015

Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa
Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa

Caterpillar announced that it has launched the pilot-phase of the Technicians for Africa Project, an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo...

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Huawei launches training programme
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Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015
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Issued by African Brains 21 Aug 2015

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Training is the key to aligning your new African businesses with your strategy
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Unsuccessful business venture abroad? Chances are, you didn't do your homework
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We all remember our parents telling us this a million times, "finish your homework, then you can go and play". Yet we forget to do this later in life...

By Rolf Akermann 14 Jul 2015

E-Tech Africa: A journey into the future of education
E-Tech Africa: A journey into the future of education

E-Tech Africa - a technology focused conference - and the first event of its kind in South Africa, takes place on 1 and 2 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

25 Jun 2015

Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills
Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills...

24 Jun 2015

High school students showcase mobile apps
High school students showcase mobile apps

Students from various high schools over the weekend showcased mobile applications that they developed during an event dubbed 'Hack Out Loud' (HOL) organised by HeHe Labs...

By Theogene Nsengimana 23 Jun 2015

Innovative tax return system expands to Namibia with PwC
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Having integrated with SARS eFiling in 2014, TaxTim is now expanding beyond South Africa to assist Africans further up the continent with its tax technology...

5 Jun 2015

ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters
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Applications are open for entries to Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015...

3 Jun 2015

Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology
Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology

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By Collins Mwai 27 May 2015

Online webinars look at brand experience in African context
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GfK South Africa has launched a series of free online webinars on delivering positive brand experience in order to grow sales in South Africa...

12 May 2015

GMAC to conduct Africa Google Hangout on 15 April
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Africa is home to several of the fastest growing economies in the world, and yet that growth is hindered by the Continent's widespread shortage of skilled workers, especially managers...

13 Apr 2015

African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship formed by six top business schools
African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship formed by six top business schools

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25 Mar 2015

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has partnered with key African universities to provide executive training for the advancement of financial journalism...

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