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BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year's focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa's youth...

2 Dec 2019

UJ's new research and innovation chairs to tackle 4IR

Two researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg have been awarded Research and Innovation Chairs in their respective fields by the Education, Training and Development and Practices SETA...

28 Nov 2019

Breaking ground on new school in Senegal

GE Steam Power, alongside its longstanding nonprofit organisation, buildOn, announced the groundbreaking of a new school in Kaolack, Senegal. This marks the fourth of five schools to be built in Nepal and Senegal, bringing the total to 47 schools worldwide...

27 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and it is shaping up some of the most significant opportunities and challenges of our lifetime...

By Takreem El Tohamy 22 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

What is a quality higher-education learning experience?

"A quality higher-education learning experience is a transformative experience for both students and lecturers who develop their minds in criticality, as well as social and self-identity, in addition to other skills and competencies." This was the message from Dr Patience Mukwambo at the launch of her recently published book - Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe.

28 Oct 2019

eLearning Africa Report 2019 reveals failure to meet education targets

African countries are still not doing enough to meet one of the UN's most important development targets, according to a new report to be published next week...

18 Oct 2019

Surf School of Shine e-learning platform launched

As part of its efforts to help alleviate youth unemployment in South Africa, Surf Washing Powder has launched a free online e-learning platform...

17 Oct 2019

Homeschooling in the spotlight at African Home Education Indaba

South Africa will host the first ever African Home Education Indaba Conference, which will be held at Brainline in Pretoria, in conjunction with the Gauteng Home Education Expo from 17-19 October...

17 Oct 2019

The importance of story

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein...

By Diane Awerbuck 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria

SAP Africa Code Week has collaborated with Nigeria's Niger and Taraba State Governments to bring digital skills training to teachers in the country's northern provinces for the first time...

26 Sep 2019

The rise of mobile communication in Africa

As the world strives to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as millennials enter the workforce, and as post-millennials enrol at educational facilities, a common requirement is the embracement of technology

25 Sep 2019

WISE Awards for African education

Two education projects serving Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia have been recognised as WISE Awards winners for their work in education...

9 Sep 2019

Online training for entrepreneurs in Africa

Supporting entrepreneurship is the task of our time as we look to tech innovation to unlock solutions in healthcare, energy, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, the green economy and others...

6 Sep 2019

#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

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