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Raspberry Pi a hit in SA

The pi-top, a build-your-own laptop kit using a Raspberry Pi, has been available in SA since June through distributor RS Components.

The pi-top, a build-your-own laptop kit using a Raspberry Pi, has been available in SA since June through distributor RS Components.

A large amount of South African students are using the Raspberry Pi, the low-cost computer board, to learn about coding and how computers work.

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Xerox Lions Learning Hub launched

Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd, Johan Klein from Altron with Kevin de Klerk, the Golden Lions Rugby Union President.

Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd, Johan Klein from Altron with Kevin de Klerk, the Golden Lions Rugby Union President.

Xerox, together with the Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU), has launched the Xerox Lions Learning Hub, a long-term development programme for players within the Lions Rugby Union. This programme will support both the current performance demands and their future personal and professional goals, and provide players with the essential skills needed to forge a career beyond the game.

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Giving pupils a virtual round-the-world trip

Through the Skype-a-Thon, pupils will explore new places and hear from educational experts, says Microsoft SA's Angela Schaerer.

Through the Skype-a-Thon, pupils will explore new places and hear from educational experts, says Microsoft SA's Angela Schaerer.

Microsoft invites educators around the world to participate in the company's annual two-day Skype-a-Thon, where thousands of school learners will travel some 4.8 million virtual kilometres.

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SA ranks bottom in global maths, science scores

A new study reveals grade learners in Middle-Eastern and African countries to have the lowest competency scores in maths and science.

A new study reveals grade learners in Middle-Eastern and African countries to have the lowest competency scores in maths and science.

South Africa ranks among the lowest performing countries in terms of mathematics and science achievement scale scores.

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Digital technology: the new leveller in education

For a country with one of the most uneven playing fields, technology is one of the great levellers – particularly with our cellphone penetration rate of nearly 90% – ahead of India and China with respective rates of 84% and 76%. And when it comes to education, let's face it, learning from a mobile phone or any other electronic device is a lot more appealing than listening to a teacher talk, or trawling a textbook. After all, teachers are no longer the primary source of information. Just as well, given the grave shortage of motivated, qualified and experienced teachers that has only exacerbated South Africa's endemic education crisis, says IQ Business.

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In-Depth

Work in progress

Many companies are offering internship programmes to learners and IT graduates in order to get them trained and employable. Read more...

The softer side of ICT

Mosima Selekisho, director at Talent AfricaIT professionals need to keep on learning and developing their skills, and soft skills are as much a part of this as the technical ones.

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Wanted: Cyber security expertise

Craig Rosewarne, MD of Wolfpack Information RiskThe shortage of highly sophisticated cyber security skills is hampering SA’s ability to put measures in place to prevent and mitigate advanced threats.

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Architecture is hot

If you want your business to thrive in the digital economy, you need to hire enterprise architects.

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