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Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the year
Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the yearArticle

The past decade has seen a radical shift in education and, often, disruptive evolution of the collective industry. From free tertiary education all the way through to the rise of EdTech, the next 10 years promises to be equally exciting to watch - starting in 2020...

30 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Encouraging global learning - EdTech predictions for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Encouraging global learning - EdTech predictions for 2020Article

As EdTech enters the next decade, a global learning economy will develop through the creation and exchange of ideas, learning resources, environments and experiences across borders and without boundaries. Younger generations will lead the way in how we learn and teach...

Jamie Beaton 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learnArticle

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100 percent return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change.

Adi Stephan 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learnArticle

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100% return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change...

Adi Stephan 6 Jan 2020

Professor Hanlie Smuts
#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meetArticle

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

Why tech in the classroom goes beyond just tablets
Why tech in the classroom goes beyond just tabletsArticle

Teaching is not what it used to be. Where once teachers almost universally pointed at chalk markings on blackboards, and guided learners as they recited parrot-fashion from the textbooks before them, today virtually every element of this approach is being reconsidered.

Dennis Lamberti 25 Oct 2019

OurCrowd and Toyota Tsusho announce strategic tech collaboration
OurCrowd and Toyota Tsusho announce strategic tech collaborationArticle

OurCrowd and Toyota Tsusho have announced a new business and technology scouting partnership...

24 Oct 2019

Technology for learning at home
Technology for learning at homeArticle

The debate about the impact of technology on children will no doubt continue well into the future. It's argued by some that too much exposure to technology can diminish brain function and that it hinders a child's social skills because of the lack of socialisation with others. On the other hand, the demands of the fourth industrial revolution mean that, for any youngster today, the internet and technology are crucial tools...

23 Oct 2019

eLearning Africa Report 2019 reveals failure to meet education targets
eLearning Africa Report 2019 reveals failure to meet education targetsArticle

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

10 Reasons good teachers make great entrepreneurs
10 Reasons good teachers make great entrepreneursArticle

Teaching is one of the oldest and most respected professions and yet one of the most undervalued and underpaid. All this is changing, with the gig-economy and 4IR...

Nokwazi Mzobe 14 Oct 2019

EduTech Africa 2019 kicks off
EduTech Africa 2019 kicks offArticle

The sixth annual EduTech Africa exhibition opens today, 9 October, at the Sandton Convention Centre and will see more than 80 companies and start-ups showcase their offerings to all in attendance...

9 Oct 2019

Global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new applicants
Global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new applicantsArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants are seeking new applicants for their joint startup accelerator programme, which focuses on innovation in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 7 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'
#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'Article

Dubbed the 'Steve Jobs of South Africa' by the Sunday Times in 2017, as well as being listed in Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2016, Riaz Moola has a spectrum of accomplishments that speaks for itself...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Sep 2019

Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone
Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdoneArticle

Beyond Meat [recently] reported quarterly earnings of $67.3 million - much better than market expectations of $52.7 million...

Paul Wood 23 Sep 2019

How edtech and data can set the stage for transformation in the SA education system
How edtech and data can set the stage for transformation in the SA education systemArticle

Education is central to the country's long-term development and key to achieving the goals set out in the National Development Plan of eliminating poverty and unemployment. And essential to a good education system, is that it equips children at an early age with the basic literacy and numeracy skills needed to ensure future success in life...

Leigh Anne Albert 13 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system
#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education systemArticle

Zomila, a mobile platform, is tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Sep 2019

Join us for the premium TVET Conference on the 2019 academic calendar
Join us for the premium TVET Conference on the 2019 academic calendarArticle

The 2019 International North South EdTech Conference and expo is taking place from 11-13 September 2019 at the Tsogo Sun, Cape Sun Conference Centre...

Issued by False Bay College 30 Aug 2019

High school scholars can increase learning ability and academic results by having a better understanding of the brain
High school scholars can increase learning ability and academic results by having a better understanding of the brainArticle

ITSI, the pioneering provider of educational tools, has recently launched a new study methods course which is designed specifically for high school learners...

Issued by ITSI 26 Aug 2019

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

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

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

5 things you need to know before building an educational game
5 things you need to know before building an educational gameArticle

When it comes to addressing the serious challenges faced by the South African education system, there are any number of players trying to come up with viable solutions. One option which seems attractive, is building educational games...

Jade Mathieson 23 Apr 2019

PSG-linked education merger to boost tech-based learning in SA
PSG-linked education merger to boost tech-based learning in SAArticle

Two leading players in South Africa's education space are combining forces in a merger that is set to bolster tech-driven learning solutions in the country...

Issued by Optimi 9 Apr 2019

Seedstars Summit 2019 set for Switzerland in April
Seedstars Summit 2019 set for Switzerland in AprilArticle

Seedstars World, a startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, is hosting the sixth edition of the annual Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland from 2-5 April 2019...

22 Feb 2019

5 ways mobile technology will transform education
5 ways mobile technology will transform educationArticle

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live and work, and it can be expected to rapidly change the ways in which children learn as smartphones and tablets become more widely accepted at primary and high schools...

Ernst Wittmann 13 Feb 2019

What can South African educators do to truly improve learning?
What can South African educators do to truly improve learning?Article

ITSI, the pioneering provider of educational tools based on established research in the field of educational neurosciences, will be hosting the second annual seminar in Africa on Mind, Brain, and Education...

Issued by ITSI 30 Jan 2019

TIBCO commits to SA's transformation with TechSoft
TIBCO commits to SA's transformation with TechSoftArticle

TIBCO Software has signed a historic and strategic partnership agreement with TechSoft International (TechSoft), formerly TIBCO South Africa...

30 Jan 2019

7 reasons why EdTech will continue to boom
7 reasons why EdTech will continue to boomArticle

Of the more than $37.8-billion invested in education technology companies since 1997, 62% was invested over the past three years alone. Set to reach a value of $252-billion by 2020 - EdTech is a booming industry...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education
#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African educationArticle

Higher Education in South Africa has undergone many changes over the past few decades, with local and global trends continuing to influence the sector...

Yusuf Karodia 5 Jan 2019

Crossing the digital desert
Crossing the digital desertArticle

Mahomed Baccus shares five guiding principles for a successful corporate digitisation strategy...

Mahomed Baccus 10 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike ButcherArticle

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2018

How online learning is changing the face of education
How online learning is changing the face of educationArticle

Technology disrupts by its very nature. This is evident in many sectors where Uber - the biggest competitor to metered taxis - does not own any vehicles. The hospitality industry has seen a shake-up with Airbnb becoming a massive competitor without owning any real estate in the hotel industry...

22 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse AbbyArticle

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2018

How to keep a customer in the tech space
How to keep a customer in the tech spaceArticle

Just 10% of tech startups survive, and the average lifespan of a tech company is six years. But how do you keep your customers?

Andre van der Merwe 24 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT
#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERTArticle

CRSP dsgn is one of this year's five beneficiaries of the 5 For Change black tie event set for Saturday, 27 October, at The Station in Newtown, Joburg...

Sindy Peters 22 Oct 2018

CIMA global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new round of applicants
CIMA global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new round of applicantsArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com are seeking candidates for their joint startup accelerator programme, designed to foster innovation in accounting and finance...

Issued by CIMA 8 Oct 2018

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation AwardsArticle

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

Snapplify.
SA's Snapplify partners Econet for zero-rated e-booksArticle

South African edtech startup Snapplify has partnered Econet to make 240,000 e-books and educational resources available to readers around Africa at no data cost...

Gabriella Mulligan 3 Sep 2018

Use of flashcards simplifies revision, enabling students to efficiently learn and retrieve knowledge
Use of flashcards simplifies revision, enabling students to efficiently learn and retrieve knowledgeArticle

ITSI has added an enhanced feature to its e-learning platform. Built to enhance learning, teachers can create flashcards to simplify revision for their learners...

Issued by ITSI 7 Aug 2018

First-ever seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) commences today
First-ever seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) commences todayArticle

The first-ever seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) commences today, with Via Afrika as the silver sponsor, hosted by ITSI...

Issued by ITSI 25 May 2018

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookingsArticle

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from AfricaArticle

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Why mind, brain and education matter - first seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE)
Why mind, brain and education matter - first seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE)Article

ITSI is calling upon teachers and educators to seize the opportunity to become neuromyth-busters rather than practitioners of dubious beliefs...

Issued by ITSI 28 Mar 2018

Digital the key to educational success in South Africa
Digital the key to educational success in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised, but the promise of financial aid simply will not solve the crisis...

8 Mar 2018

Countrywide roadshow to explore the latest neuroscience research and memory formation
Countrywide roadshow to explore the latest neuroscience research and memory formationArticle

ITSI aims to educate over 500 principals and educators countrywide on Mind-Brain-Education (MBE)...

Issued by ITSI 2 Mar 2018

Promoting Africa as a digital innovation hub
Promoting Africa as a digital innovation hubArticle

APO Group and Africa Tech Now join forces in Las Vegas to strengthen Africa's visibility as the next digital and innovation hub...

27 Oct 2017

National Business Awards finalists uploaded
National Business Awards finalists uploadedArticle

For a decade and a half, South Africa's National Business Awards has recognised outstanding achievements by companies in a host of focus areas: sustainability, customer focus, tech innovation, fast growth and more...

Issued by Topco Media 12 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next monthArticle

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

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