Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

Original article onitnewsafrica.com | 28 March 2017 Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools available to teachers today. This interactive showcase at the […]

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

Original article on city-press.news24.com | 17 March 2017 |Chao Charity Mbogo In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a […]

South Africa leading in adoption of online learning

Original article on themediaonline.co.za | 13 Maarch 2017 | Jens Ischebeck High speed internet, the proliferation of smart devices and ubiquitous computing has impacted the landscape of all known ways of human life today. Every year sees the computing power and speed of devices double as predicted by an electronic engineer called Moore. In light of […]

Youth graduate in SAP digital skills empowerment programme

Origimal article om cajnewsafrica.com | 8 February 2017 | by Gift Ndolwane More than 100 South African youths have graduated as SAP associate consultants, which guarantees them jobs in ecosystem through SAP’s globally-recognised Skills for Africa initiative. The graduates have been capped at an event held in Johannesburg on Monday where executives from SAP, the multinational […]

The tiny digital camera on every smartphone has had real impact on African lives

Original article on qz.com | 6 February 2017 | by Professor Calestous Juma The selfie has become a cultural symbol of mobile phones. But this fun pastime has been made possible because of path-breaking engineering inventions in digital image sensors. The inventors—Eric Fossum (USA), George Smith (USA), Nobukazu Teranishi (Japan) and Michael Tompsett (UK)—were awarded the […]

A balanced ‘online parenting’ strategy is essential

Original article on iol.co.za | 10 January 201| by Cara Le Mottee Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and internet use have increasingly become an integral part of today’s society, resulting in people spending an ever increasing amount of time online, and South Africa is no exception. New communication tools have become central to the way young people […]

South African Students Leave for China to Attend Huawei ICT Training

Original article on allafrica.com | 8 November 2016 | by Ndumiso Mlilo  Ten South African university students are leaving for China on Friday for a two-week information and communication technology (ICT) training held by Huawei in Beijing. The study program “Seeds for the Future” is being bankrolled by the Chinese ICT giant, Huawei Technologies. This is […]

Samsung SA Tackles Youth Unemployment Head-On

Original article on samsung.-itonline.co.za | 4 November 2016 | by Allan Davison In a country like South Africa, where there is a dearth of technical skills, it has become critical to focus on developing such expertise within the youth market. By focusing on teaching technical skills, organisations are able to provide both an answer to the […]

AfICTA Targets 1m ICT Jobs Across Africa by 2020

Original article on nigeriatoday.ng | 3 November 2016 | by Emma Okonji The need to create no fewer than one million additional jobs in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by 2020 across African continent, was part of the objectives of the 4th annual summit by the Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance […]

Progress distributor develops first local Rollbase app

Original article on it-online.co.za | 3 November 2016 AIGS, a rising star in the Progress Software development and distribution channel, has developed South Africa’s first Rollbase app, demonstrating how rapid this “rapid development environment” is, by creating start-to-finish functionality of a pilot app in a matter of hours. The full version of the app went […]