JP-IK POP UP CLASSROOMS – A CASE FOR AGGREGATED EFFORT AND RESOURCES

In her background report to the Digital Economy Delivery Programme Round Table Mymoena Williams, Executive Director of the CDF and Round Table Chairperson included in her background report, “that while digital technologies have been spreading, digital dividends have not.” The three reasons cited for this are: There are still communities that are offline and can’t participate in the digital economy There is an urgent need to expand eSkills to enable the uptake of digital technologies (DT) Some of the perceived benefits are offset by new risks The CDF’s high level assessment of the JP-IK Pop Up Classroom at Factreton Primary School is an example of communities that are still offline, and not able to participate in the digital economy, as… Continue reading

NEW STRATEGIC PARTNER – LIVITY AFRICA

Livity Africa is a non profit organisation with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, founded in 2012 by Gavin Weale – former Livity UK Associate Director. Livity’s purpose is to benefit young people, and as a youth development agency Livity provides vocational, on‐the‐job training in journalism, media, marketing, digital skills and business entrepreneurship – empowering young people between the ages of 18 – 25 to produce content that meets industry standards. Livity Africa’s Dignify ZA programme is a three-month boot camp launched in partnership with Google SA and the IAB SA in 2014. This program offers a wide-range of practical workshops on digital campaigns, social media and content creation, in addition to training on Google Search, AdWords, YouTube and Analytics. Participants… Continue reading

eHEALTH – THE NEW WAVE

The third Round Table held at the eStrategies Africa Round Table Forum in Cape Town on July 12 – 13, chaired by Dr. Gail Andrews, centred on eHealth. The purpose of this Round Table, beyond focusing on technologies, included discussion on the topic of connectivity – including how to make provision for connectivity with mobile and other devices, i.e. mHealth applications and other connected medical devices – as well as discussing the appropriate technologies for different geographical areas, such as urban or semi-urban areas with basic infrastructure, or rural areas with poor or no infrastructure and connectivity or service provider presence. eHealth defined The World Health Organisation defines eHealth as: the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for health… Continue reading

DEPUTY MINISTERS ENDORSE CDF’S CALL FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY DELIVERY PROGRAMME

For the first time, since the inception of the eStrategies Africa Round Table in 2008, the Cape Digital Foundation lead in partnering with eStrategies Africa to bring about the Digital Economy Delivery Programme and Fund Round Table. The purpose of this Round Table is to leverage partnerships across government, business, education and civil society to bring to the fore delivery for impact. Opening the Round Table, Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize said, “It is now recognised that ICT is the key enabler of all goals in all sectors and will help us achieve our development vision for 2030. We now need sharper, more focused strategies for rapid implementation – and that is why we are here. We will deliver impact.” (Deputy… Continue reading

eSTRATEGIES AFRICA ROUND TABLE 2016

Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Hlengiwe Mkhize opens the 2016 eStrategies Round Table, supported by Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. One of the key aims of eStrategies Africa is to promote effective collaboration between the public and private sector. To this end, eStrategies Africa held its annual Round Table forum in Cape Town on July 12 – 13, bringing together key players across government, business, education and civil society in a four-part forum discussion covering the following topics: Digital Economy Delivery Programme and Fund, Connectivity, eHealth, and The National e-Strategy and eServices. The provisional date for the next eStrategies African Round Table Forum is set for February 13-15, 2017. A printed edition of eStrategies Africa will be… Continue reading