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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
South Africa South Africa: Public Invited to Visit Thusong Centres
Government has invited citizens around the country to use Thusong Service Centres to empower themselves with information, especially on government services. This week marks Thusong Service Centre Week. Previously known as multipurpose community centres, Thusong centres were set up in 1997 to give communities access to information, particularly in per-urban areas. Acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director General Donald Liphoko on Monday said Thusong centres pro ...
South Africa South Africa: Seminar to Focus on Getting Youth Job Ready
A meeting of career counsellors in Pretoria is expected to improve the support given to youth to help them get ready for the world of work. The University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Branch, will on Thursday host a workshop for career counsellors to discuss the latest methodologies in the field. The interactive workshop will provide an overview of the steps needed to help youth plan and prepare for employment.
South Africa South Africa: Africa’s Brightest Youth Brainstorm Solutions to Socioeconomic Challenges
One hundred of Africa’s most innovative youth gathered at the Brightest Young Minds (BYM) 2016 summit, held in Johannesburg last month, to discuss and find innovative solutions for Africa’s socioeconomic challenges. “BYM is a nonprofit public-benefit organisation aimed at providing a platform for identifying, connecting and mobilising the next generation of leaders,” explains BYM CEO Dhiren Govender. At the end of the five-day summit, the teams were required to pitch their solutions to a p ...
Kenya Kenya: AfricanBrains has Announced that Microsoft is the Main Event Partner for this Year’s Innovation Africa Summit 2016 to be held on the 20th – 22nd September in Kenya Nairobi
As the Main Event Partner, Microsoft looks to build partnerships that bring about solutions in the education sector with technology and the power produced by the cloud. The Innovation Africa platform has over 200 government officials comprising of ministers, secretaries of state, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, and director generals from over 30 countries. Microsoft works with governments, communities, schools and educators to use the power of information technology to deliver services ...
South Africa South Africa: Biometric & Mobile Tech Innovation is driving the Evolution of Digital Identity
According to the latest market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence, the combination of tumultuous world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology has created a perfect storm that is driving the evolution of digital identity for commerce, payments, the enterprise, and civil applications.
South Africa South Africa: Efforts to Improve Service Delivery at the Odi Hospital
In an effort to strengthen the delivery of district healthcare services through encouraging and supporting the use of evidence based practice, Odi District Hospital hosted the first Annual Health Research Day recently. The event, hosted by the newly appointed Clinical Program Coordinator: Training, Ms Smangele Shakwane who recently won Research Innovation Competition was attended by different academics from Odi District, Dr George Mukhari Academic, Members of Tshwane Research Committee and many ...
South Africa South Africa: Government Commits to Working with Business
The Gauteng Provincial Government has committed to work with business to grow the economy. Premier David Makhura said the provincial government will work with business to eliminate red tape, invest in critical infrastructure such as roads, as well as provide water and reliable energy. On Thursday, Premier Makhura and MEC for Economic Development Lebogang Maile visited the Heineken plant in Sedibeng.
South Africa South Africa: Minister Happy with Digital Migration Process
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says despite challenges, the department has reached several milestones in the digital migration project. Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Communications on Thursday, the Minister said she was satisfied with the progress that has been made by the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) project office since 2015 in preparing communities for the soon-to-be-announced digital switch-on and analogue switch-off date. “I think we have achieved a lot of milestones ...
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