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Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Higher Education Committee Conducts Oversight Visit in Limpopo

The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges – and during the visit meetings will be held with various stakeholders in the sector

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will this week undertake a week-long oversight visit in Limpopo, where the Committee will, among other things, visit both the University of Limpopo and the University of Venda. The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges –…

4th UNI Africa Regional Conference
Source: 4th UNI Africa Regional Conference |

The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal (http://ForwardForANewAfrica.org), warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings' said research…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT (www.MYICT.gov.rw). The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and…

Aliko Dangote Foundation
Source: Aliko Dangote Foundation |

Aliko Dangote Foundation to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Halima Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Foundation and Halima Dangote will host an online press conference on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New York. In 2017, there would be three fundraising events lined…

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Source: Merck |

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp awarded by Africa’s First Female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The award is also to recognize ‘Merck More than a Mother’ which aims to empower infertile women in Liberia and across the African continent

H.E. President of Republic of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recognizes Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp for Merck’s contribution towards empowering women and girls in science and technology.  Merck marks the International Women‘s Day with the launch of their ‘More than a Mother’ and ‘STEM program’ in Liberia. Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Egyptian Officials Trained on Identifying, Investigating Cases of Human Trafficking, Smuggling

The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling under international and Egyptian laws

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a four-day training on migration and human rights in the context of human trafficking and migrant smuggling for 20 law enforcement officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for…

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
Source: Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. |

Johnson & Johnson Names Winners of First Africa Innovation Challenge

Competition Part of Company’s Eighty-Five Year Commitment to Supporting Entrepreneurs, Science Education Opportunities, and Health Systems across the Continent

Johnson & Johnson (www.JNJ.com) today named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The initiative, which received nearly 500 submissions from innovators and entrepreneurs across the continent, sought the best ideas for new, sustainable health solutions that will benefit African communities. The Johnson &…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

New Gymnasium for DHPS

The new gymnasium is scheduled for inauguration in 2018, enabling the DHPS to be an excellent host for the next Sports Olympiad of the German schools in Southern Africa

Soon, the gymnasium of the DHPS will shine in a new look and become one of the most modern sports facilities in Namibia. The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany supports the extension of the building with a financial contribution to the tune of 1.2 Million Euro (ca.…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Press Invitation: Ground Breaking Ceremony USD 55,598 Kwanjora Special School Nyandarua County

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. This year, the following organization is one of the few that has been selected to receive the grant. Project: The Project for the Construction of a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister of Communications will be in Moretele, North West to drive ICT career education campaign

The minister’s visit, set for the 12th of March 2017, comes on the back of President Jacob Zuma’s call for government to priorities policies and activities that broaden the participation of black people as well as women and the youth, in the ICT sector

Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi will spend a day with learners, parents and teachers from the Moretele Local Municipal area in the North West to showcase career opportunities available to young people within the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).  The minister’s visit, set for the 12th of…