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Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda
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

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
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

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

Homeschooling in the spotlight at African Home Education Indaba
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

Surf School of Shine e-learning platform launched
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

The importance of story
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

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

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#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
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

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa
Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

What we can do about the global skills mismatch
What we can do about the global skills mismatch

For too long, HR experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue...

By Tatyana Terentyeva 22 Jul 2019

Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa
Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the Ministry of Basic Education of South Africa in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, will host the first-ever ADEA High-Level Annual Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa from 29-30 July 2019...

22 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change
CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...
Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...

A 1,758-carat-diamond bigger than a tennis ball was recently mined in Botswana. Despite this, the resource-rich country knows that diamonds don't last forever... and when the resources run out, a diversified knowledge-based economy needs to be in place. And that's where corporate executive education could be a gem...

27 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate
AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneurs
#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneurs

African innovators and entrepreneurs need to be encouraged, supported and incentivised to reach their optimal potential...

28 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer
Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer

Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early...

10 May 2019

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