Education

A Big Step Forward for IT Skills Development in Africa

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New R10-Million 4IR Skills Programme Guarantees Jobs to SA Youths

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Globally Recognised Coding Bootcamp Comes to Cape Town, South Africa

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From games to piggy banks: Educating the Bitcoin ‘minors’ of the future

The crypto winter is here. It’s a trying time as prices grind down, but it’s the best moment to build and learn. For some Bitcoiners, the bear market is a time to plant trees or create memes. For those with kids, it’s a welcome recess used to broaden the minds’ of Bitcoin (BTC) minors.  Cointelegraph spoke to the creators of popular Bitcoin-related games and educational tools to understand why teaching kids about sound money is critical, and some of the best ways of doing so. SHAmory, a portmanteau of SHA-256 (the cryptographic function that hashes inputs in Bitcoin) and memory, is among the best-selling Bitcoin games. Targeted at kids aged four and over, creator Scott Sibley shared that he had his “toddler in mind for both the creation of the game and book.” The Bitcoin mining g...

EdTech Company Launches Marketplace Platform for Teachers in Kenya

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South Africa’s Payfast Launches New Initiative to Upskill Aspiring Business Owners

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Pride in the Metaverse: Blockchain tech creates new opportunities for LGBTQ+ people

A number of social gatherings have started to take place in the Metaverse as companies across the globe begin to understand the value that virtual interactive environments can have for consumers. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that Pride Month — a month-long celebration held in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots — will be celebrated in various metaverse environments this year.  Pride in the Metaverse creates open access Akbar Hamid, co-founder of People of Crypto Lab (POC) — an innovation hub dedicated to increasing diversity and representation in Web3 — told Cointelegraph that the Metaverse is an incredible way to allow people around the world to partake in events they may not be allowed to participate in otherwise. “We want Pride Month 2022 to be an event anyone can ...

Autodesk’s New Training Programme Helps SA Engineers Get Closer to Their Dream Jobs

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Anonymous Bitcoin Donation Used to Build New Schools in SA Township

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R110,000 Cybersecurity Scholarship Launched for Women of Colour in South Africa

Image sourced from OpportunitiesNB. KnowBe4, provider of one of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms, today announced it has partnered with the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education to launch the KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity (South Africa) Scholarship. The recipient of this award will receive an R110,000 ($7,090.68) scholarship on behalf of KnowBe4 as well as an (ISC)2 certification education package. This is a one-time award and students may reapply each year in the future to be considered for another scholarship. Applicants will be scored in three categories: passion, merit and financial need. This scholarship aims to assist in diversifying the cybersecurity workforce in South Africa among women. According to the SANS Institute, as ...

SA Edutech Startup FoondaMate Raises $2-Million in Seed Funding

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Tether launches crypto and blockchain education program in Switzerland

Switzerland’s southern city of Lugano will host a blockchain- and cryptocurrency-focused school as part of a partnership between the local government and Tether (USDT). In a Thursday announcement, Tether and Lugano said they will be launching the Plan ₿ Summer School in an effort “to bring blockchain and crypto education to the masses.” The education center is part of Tether’s “Plan ₿” initiatives with the Swiss city, which have included making Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT) and the LVGA token legal tender in the area. @luganomycity @Tether_to @FranklinSwitz @USI_university announced today the launch of @LuganoPlanB Summer School, 3-16 July 2022. Apply now #Lugano @LuganoLivingLab https://t.co/PI0USZpA96 — Lugano (@luganomycity) May 19, 2022 According to the school’s website...