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DMAT launches the Global Academic CouncilArticle

The Digital Marketing Aptitude Test has announced the launch of the Global Academic Council...

4 May 2021

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it right
An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightArticle

For the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, progress in education and enterprise development is the most direct means of improving the quality of life for South Africa's people and advancing the foundation's purpose to develop an inclusive and empowered society...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 11 Feb 2021

Exclusive Teacha! Education Report gives a voice to SA teachers
Exclusive Teacha! Education Report gives a voice to SA teachersArticle

Newest Teacha! Magazine empowers teachers with information and insight...

Issued by Snapplify 10 Feb 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021: More time online, less education a problem for SA's teens
Safer Internet Day 2021: More time online, less education a problem for SA's teensArticle

Safer Internet Day is being celebrated on 9 February with the theme of bringing various stakeholders 'Together For A Better Internet'. There remains a gaping hole in digital education to guide and protect kids online...

8 Feb 2021

Glenn Gillis, CEO, Sea Monster
Why SA is well-equipped to compete in the global knowledge economy, especially the education spaceArticle

South Africa has unique challenges in the education space. We spend a vast amount of money on both basic and higher education, yet our results are still very poor...

Glenn Gillis 8 Jan 2021

The mega-trend that will make or break SA education
The mega-trend that will make or break SA educationArticle

Back in 2011, the South African government published its National Development Plan (NDP), which aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030, using education as a cornerstone. If this happens, it said, the unemployment rate would drop to 6% by 2030...

Kathryn Garden 21 Dec 2020

Bett MEA gives international recognition to Snapplify Foundation for inclusion in education
Bett MEA gives international recognition to Snapplify Foundation for inclusion in educationArticle

The Snapplify Foundation has won the 2020 Bett MEA Inclusion Award for its work providing digital content and e-learning tools to students who need these most...

Issued by Snapplify 15 Dec 2020

Snapplify Foundation and d6 partner to uplift Khayelitsha STEM school
Snapplify Foundation and d6 partner to uplift Khayelitsha STEM schoolArticle

The Snapplify Foundation is joining forces with d6, South Africa's leading online school management platform, to provide digital tools, content and training to the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) - a model, no-fee government high school in Khayelitsha, Cape Town...

Issued by Snapplify 15 Dec 2020

IAB SA Transformation Council announces new members
IAB SA Transformation Council announces new membersArticle

The IAB South Africa is thrilled to announce the names of the newly-elected members of the Transformation Council...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Dec 2020

The Snapplify Foundation, iSchoolAfrica and Saray Khumalo partner to make profound impact on education
The Snapplify Foundation, iSchoolAfrica and Saray Khumalo partner to make profound impact on educationArticle

The Snapplify Foundation has joined iSchoolAfrica and award-winning mountaineer Saray Khumalo in setting up nine digital libraries for disadvantaged schools across South Africa's nine provinces...

Issued by Snapplify 26 Nov 2020

Finalists in top startup competition grow their businesses with Snapplify Cloud Services
Finalists in top startup competition grow their businesses with Snapplify Cloud ServicesArticle

Three South African edtech companies have been named regional finalists in the Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards) - the world's largest edtech startup competition, led by a group of leading education innovation organisations...

Issued by Snapplify 24 Nov 2020

2020 AfricaCom Awards shortlist revealed
2020 AfricaCom Awards shortlist revealedArticle

This year's awards highlight and pay homage to those that are building a better and more inclusive digital world despite the challenges that have beset the planet throughout 2020...

2 Nov 2020

10 semi-finalists announced for Global Edtech Startup Awards (GESA) South Africa
10 semi-finalists announced for Global Edtech Startup Awards (GESA) South AfricaArticle

Following a judging process facilitated by industry leader Snapplify, the UK South Africa Tech Hub, delivering the GESAwards in South Africa have announced the regional shortlist of South African semi-finalists...

Issued by Snapplify 30 Oct 2020

What South Africa's teachers brought to the virtual classroom during Covid-19
What South Africa's teachers brought to the virtual classroom during Covid-19Article

While celebrating this year's World Teachers Day, we should recognise how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the key role that teachers already play in South Africa's schools...

Mmaki Jantjies 21 Oct 2020

Pinewood SA moves training fully online with launch of e-learning
Pinewood SA moves training fully online with launch of e-learningArticle

Pinewood Technologies has launched an online training platform, allowing users to learn at their own convenience - wherever they want, whenever they want...

Issued by Pinewood SA 29 Sep 2020

Pinnacle, HP partner to provide accessible technology, education
Pinnacle, HP partner to provide accessible technology, educationArticle

As long-term partner of HP Inc (HPI), leading ICT distribution company Pinnacle plays a vital role in the roll out of the HPI Education offering to the South African education sector...

Issued by HP Pinnacle 14 Sep 2020

Riky Rick's CottonFest partners with the Department of Arts and Culture on digital educational series
Riky Rick's CottonFest partners with the Department of Arts and Culture on digital educational seriesArticle

CottonFest, Riky Rick's lifestyle youth platform, has partnered with the Department of Arts and Culture on a new digital educational series, The Lab Live, which will launch next week...

6 Aug 2020

3 fundamental ways technology is changing education
3 fundamental ways technology is changing educationArticle

The introduction of the fourth industrial revolution has already been transforming the education sector over the past two decades, with technology allowing students to access education from anywhere at any time. This, however, has been fast tracked due to the impact of Covid-19...

17 Jul 2020

Education sector catapulted into digital transformation
Education sector catapulted into digital transformationArticle

South Africa had many educational challenges before the pandemic and the tactical implementation of technology into classrooms was only beginning to really make a play in certain tiers...

Issued by HP Pinnacle 8 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic need
#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic needArticle

Sylvester Ratlabala, OneConnect CEO, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2020

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor
Challenger Type - The Dramatic DisruptorArticle

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]Article

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

Alan Knott-Craig 1 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemploymentArticle

Arguably one of the biggest lessons we've learnt from the global Covid-19 pandemic is the power of technology and the positive impact it can have on the education sector...

Onyinye Nwaneri 1 Jun 2020

Curro launches online education solution
Curro launches online education solutionArticle

Independent education provider, Curro Holdings is launching Curro Online - the group's first online school that aims to offer a flexible yet structured education model, with classes taught by current Curro teachers...

22 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, SyafundaArticle

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

5 tips for excelling as an e-learner
5 tips for excelling as an e-learnerArticle

Even though this crisis is unprecedented, and we have no idea what the future of the country or the world will look like, there is always a silver lining that we need to find and make the most of, says Lisa Illingworth, CEO and co-founder of FutureProof SA...

4 May 2020

Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 response
Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 responseArticle

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34m to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa...

22 Apr 2020

Saben receives R7.5m Teraco grant to bolster digital education
Saben receives R7.5m Teraco grant to bolster digital educationArticle

Teraco, an African vendor-neutral data centre provider, has announced it will provide a support grant valued at R7.5m to the South African Broadband Education Networks (Saben) via the Teraco Connect Foundation. Over the next five years, Teraco will partner with Saben to support the national drive to end bandwidth poverty among South Africa's schools and public TVET colleges...

15 Apr 2020

Digital will be an education game-changer
Digital will be an education game-changerArticle

South Africa is beset by education challenges, but the tactical implementation of technology into classrooms offers the chance to eliminate these and level the playing fields.

Issued by HP Pinnacle 25 Mar 2020

Covid-19 exposes urgent need for tech-savvy teachers, 4IR e-learning options
Covid-19 exposes urgent need for tech-savvy teachers, 4IR e-learning optionsArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) threat, coupled with the closure of South Africa's schools until at least the end of the Easter weekend, foregrounds the urgent need for tech-savvy teachers who can take advantage of the myriad e-learning opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

23 Mar 2020

#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!
#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!Article

The winners for the 2020 Bookmark Awards have been announced! This year, the 12th annual Bookmarks celebration was hosted via the IAB SA's digital channels and local press network...

18 Mar 2020

Data prices remain an obstacle in Africa
Data prices remain an obstacle in AfricaArticle

During SONA 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced increased efforts to reduce the price of South Africa's pre-paid monthly data bundles...

Jørgen Arnesen 5 Mar 2020

The end of an era: Eiffel Corp ends partnership with Blackboard
The end of an era: Eiffel Corp ends partnership with BlackboardArticle

A recent announcement from Eiffel Corp, a leader in the higher education software and service digital education space, has announced that the company has decided to end its 21 year-long partnership with Blackboard, an international e-learning company...

Issued by Perfect Word 13 Dec 2019

Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to start
Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to startArticle

In the later stages of the 21st Century, illiteracy as we have come to know may be completely eliminated and digitalisation will be infused into all human activity. This rapid evolution is changing the essential knowledge that people in future societies will need to possess in order to survive. The change is sweeping through the Eastern Cape already...

Loyiso Pulumani 25 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' continentArticle

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...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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

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

Laying the multilingual groundwork: why mother-tongue learning matters
Laying the multilingual groundwork: why mother-tongue learning mattersArticle

Imagine moving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a first language English speaker and trying to learn French...

Dennis Lamberti 17 Sep 2019

Getting the basics right: Building a conducive education system for SA's youth
Getting the basics right: Building a conducive education system for SA's youthArticle

"While we can applaud government for attempting to bring solutions into the country that may bring us up to par with developing countries in the future, this is all futile if these solutions translate to a further neglect of our current challenges."

16 Jul 2019

Dr Corrin Varady, CEO of IDEA Digital Education.
How South African businesses are making it in AfricaArticle

Disruptors and innovative businesses are using technology, among other innovations, to expand into territories previously fraught with countless barriers to entry....

17 Jun 2019

New Vodacom ad celebrates nation-building through digital education
New Vodacom ad celebrates nation-building through digital educationArticle

In a significant move to showcase the social purpose of its business, Vodacom has launched a heartwarming television commercial emphasising the organisation's commitment to building South Africa through digital education...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 31 May 2019

Keep disrupting: advancing role of tech in education
Keep disrupting: advancing role of tech in educationArticle

Technology impacts education on multiple levels. Not only are educators and learners producing and consuming education materials differently, but education itself is shifting because of technology...

30 May 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black peopleArticle

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019
10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019Article

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019...

2 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: ALL THE WINNERS!
#Bookmarks2019: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

The 11th annual Bookmark Awards, hosted at The Forum in Bryanston last night, 28 March 2019, culminated in 142 winners, all truly representative of the South African digital landscape...

Issued by IAB South Africa 29 Mar 2019

DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in Africa
DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in AfricaArticle

Mike Saunders, DigitLab Academy founder, has a passion for education, particularly teaching people how to make the most of technology to improve their life and business...

Issued by Digitlab 20 Mar 2019

Super teachers - enter ICT in education competition
Super teachers - enter ICT in education competitionArticle

Registration for 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition, one of South Africa's longest-running annual challenges for ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) in education is open...

10 Mar 2019

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