SAP SCHOLARSHIPS 2016 BRING NEW SKILLS TO CAPE TOWN

In January 2016, SAP Africa announced the successful graduation of all 75 South African Scholarship Programme students from its SAP Skills for Africa job creation initiative in Johannesburg. As a part of their Skills for Africa programme, SAP offers a training scholarship to deserving, top-end graduates, with the possibility, after training, of an internship in the SAP ecosystem – based on performance. Successful participants earn SAP Associate level certification, recognised globally by leading enterprises. The SAP Scholarship Programme is an intensive three month course for graduates, that incorporates essential business skills, technical and soft skills, and formal SAP Academy training. Training comprises a hybrid approach of classroom and e-learning, fully sponsored by SAP, with no cost to the students. In… Continue reading

THE INNOVATOR TRUST – SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ICT ENTREPRENEURS

With incubator partners such as Shanduka Black Umbrellas and Raizcorp, GIBS and Kulea Consulting, The Innovator Trust helps to grow small black-owned businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by providing a tailored development programme through which to develop competent black suppliers for the ICT sector as a whole. The Innovator Trust has partnered with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to recruit potential ICT Entrepreneurs, to attend a 13 month Programme for Management Development, starting in June 2016. This is a scholarship opportunity which is specifically focused towards business and general management. [Read more tag] Qualifying Criteria: A company defined in South Africa as an SMME, ¬†EME (Exempt Micro Enterprise with turnover < R5 million), QSE… Continue reading

DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES TRUST IN SOUTH AFRICA

In March 2014, the Canadian based not-for-profit organisation Digital Opportunities Trust (DOT) launched its first national partnership with the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI), an agency of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services in South Africa, to work together on a national integrated e-competence development management system towards sustainable economic development in South Africa. Visiting South Africa this month, DOT Vice President, Jane Jamieson, met with management of the CDF to discuss synergies, and to strategise the development of engagement between DOT and the Foundation going forward in the Western Cape and elsewhere. DOT was responsible for helping to launch the Google Reach program in Johannesburg in August 2015, focused on bridging the digital divide and leveraging technology to… Continue reading

COLLABORATION IS KEY

The Cape Digital Foundation has a directive to collaborate with all organisations and initiatives across business, government, education and civil society to bring about a digital economy and society. Now, it is a priority to address skills, individual use, government use and social impact for this emerging economy and society. This, however, cannot be achieved unless business, government, education and civil society collaborate and invest smartly. Key is to move away from working independent or corporate initiatives, working in isolation and/or in failed silos. The introduction of technology, on its own, is not going to bring about this critical change, especially if the technology is outdated. The cost factor inherent in introducing smart digital technologies, and the application thereof, is… Continue reading