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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

#EntrepreneurMonth: The program that prepares youth with future-fit skills

In an effort to prepare the youth for the needs of a changing global economy, Dieudonne Allo developed a program that equips learners with future-fit skills such as coding, entrepreneurship and design thinking...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Nov 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

Black Friday, what's in the box?

What's in the box? Hint, prepare for some seriously dark matter, like 50% or more off promo hampers of Biz top-story exposure products that will put your competition in the shade...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Nov 2019

UCT's Executive MBA programme cracks prestigious global Top 50 ranking

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is ranked 47th in the world, and the best in Africa, for its MBA specialising in Executive Management (EMBA) according to the Financial Times (FT) EMBA Rankings for 2019...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 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

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

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...

By Loyiso Pulumani 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

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

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

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment

The youth unemployment rate is increasing, with efforts to address this national crisis failing. South Africa needs to tackle this growing social and economic problem with the urgency it requires with co-ordinated efforts, accurate resource allocation and strategic planning...

13 Nov 2019

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

Gender inequality in education is still an issue in Kenya and South Africa

Women still aren't fully represented in higher education in Kenya and South Africa, despite changes in law and policy over the years....

By Beatrice Akala 5 Nov 2019

Why Ghana's plans to reform its legal profession are flawed

The way Ghana produces lawyers is in a confused state. And it's beginning to be felt in the legal profession in general...

By Clement Kojo Akapame 29 Oct 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

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