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Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary confirms official and exclusive patronage
Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary confirms official and exclusive patronage

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 6 hours ago

Huawei launches training programme
Huawei launches training programme

In an endeavour to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Botswana, Huawei has come up with a training programme dubbed "seeds for future" to enhance the skills of ICT graduates...

By Karabo Ntane 23 Oct 2015

Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015
Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015

Education and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year's Innovation Africa Summit, taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 30 September to 2 October...

Issued by African Brains 21 Aug 2015

Innovative tax return system expands to Namibia with PwC
Innovative tax return system expands to Namibia with PwC

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

'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched
'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched

The Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has launched its Future Leaders of Angola scholarship program aimed at building up the economic empowerment and capacity of a new workforce in...

20 Aug 2014

Consumer trends publication - Connect with the Continent
Consumer trends publication - Connect with the Continent

Terry Behan, MD of VWV Africa and the Middle East, has recently released a book, 'Connect with the Continent - Understanding key consumer trends across the African Continent right now', to help aspiring businesses build businesses and brands across the continent.

30 Apr 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

First bursaries awarded by Regenesys and Microsoft 4Afrika
First bursaries awarded by Regenesys and Microsoft 4Afrika

Regenesys and the Microsoft 4Afrika Youth Programme have announced the launch of 1,000 bursaries to be awarded to young African candidates as a part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative.

10 Mar 2014

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

10 students receive ICT bursaries
10 students receive ICT bursaries

BizTech Africa reports that, as part of Telecom Namibia's social investment in creating a strong and productive skills base to enable the economy to grow, the company has awarded 10 students with ICT bursaries.

27 Jan 2014

African EduWeek to encourage quality education delivery
African EduWeek to encourage quality education delivery

African EduWeek returns to Johannesburg from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton International Convention Centre and this year's theme is "Empowering teachers to deliver quality education everywhere".

10 Jan 2014

Assess quality of articles on Wikipedia
Assess quality of articles on Wikipedia

Mashable reports that there is now a new algorithm, developed by Xiangju Qin and Pádraig Cunningham at University College Dublin in Ireland, that assesses the quality of Wikipedia articles

1 Nov 2013

(Image: Matthew Bowden www.digitallyrefreshing.com, via Wikimedia Commons)
Actually it is fun and games

Gamification can make training in the workplace faster, more effective and less expensive.

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Oct 2013

John French
Are you ready for the communication revolution?

When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.

By John French 22 Oct 2013

Tour from SA, Kenya, Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013
Tour from SA, Kenya, Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013

NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.

16 Sep 2013

Africa's top business school brings its best to Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business
Africa's top business school brings its best to Cape Town

The UCT Graduate School of Business will be repeating its highly successful annual open day for potential students in Cape Town next month.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Aug 2013

Filling the gap: building African managers for Africa

The latest research by the African Management Institution (AMI) shows that the continent is severely lacking in managers with the skills to advance its economy.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Jul 2013

Douglas Kruger
Frustrated at your current level of progress?

They all suffer from the same basic problem: The successful executive who wonders why his social life is in disarray; the office worker who always produces but never seems to get promoted; and the intellectual with three advanced degrees who wonders why much stupider people are in charge of the operation.

By Douglas Kruger 16 Jul 2013

Ministers meet to develop partnership for skills

A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.

15 Jul 2013

Custom eLearning course development proves popular
Custom eLearning course development proves popular

Custom eLearning course development is proving a popular methodology for education and training requirements in companies.

24 Jun 2013

African voices on the digital revolution
African voices on the digital revolution

A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.

31 May 2013

eLearning Africa kicks off
eLearning Africa kicks off

eLearning Africa has come to Southern Africa for the first time. "The continent's largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals" kicked off on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.

30 May 2013

eLearning Africa calls ministerial round table
eLearning Africa calls ministerial round table

A round table of ministers and representatives from all across Africa is due to convene at eLearning Africa in Windhoek, Namibia from 29-31 May 2013. The sixth of its kind to date, this yearly meeting offers a chance for governments to draw on the knowledge they have built up collectively over 20 years.

27 May 2013

Making African voices heard

New Media - New Image? is a practical workshop for journalists, bloggers and anyone with a story to tell about Africa. Taking place on 29 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia. This workshop will explore how the new media and technology can help to redress the balance in reporting and creating narratives of the new Africa.

24 May 2013

The Choice for African Education debate
The Choice for African Education debate

Four controversial experts will take part in "a bare-knuckle fight" about priorities for African education at this year's eLearning Africa conference, taking place from 29-31 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.

20 May 2013

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa
Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.

14 May 2013

2013 PAMRO Conference: Call for papers

The 15th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 25-28 August 2013 in Madagascar, and this is the second call for presentation submissions.

6 May 2013

Donna Rachelson
Crafting your personal brand story

Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.

By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013

For better quality education in Africa

Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."

By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013

Get entries in now for Loeries
Get entries in now for Loeries

Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.

4 Apr 2013

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