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Uganda Uganda: Developers Challenged to Use Technology to Improve Reproductive Health Information Delivery
A room full of technology and reproductive health enthusiasts yesterday, 1 December, convened at Hive Colab for the launch of the much anticipated Reproductive Health Challenge. This is a joint initiative by Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) and Hive Colab to use technological means in conjunction with their current programs to sensitize, to find solutions to the number of challenges the organization faces when working in sexual and reproductive health sector. These solutions will come in form of mobi ...
South Africa South Africa: ARD Innovation and Private Sector Engagement
CAAST-Net Plus hosted a workshop on Africa-EU cooperation in food and nutrition security. The Africa-EU STI cooperation in Food and Nutrition Security: Innovation and Private Sector Engagement workshop aimed to learn more about the opportunities and challenges faced by innovators in the area of food and nutrition security, while exploring how to better take into account the interests of entrepreneurs in an EU-African Research and Innovation Platform on Food and Nutrition Security.
South Africa South Africa: Major Step for Local Manufacturing in SA’s Automotive Sector – Development Programme
South Africa's automotive sector has received a major boost with the launch of the combi metre production facility by Hesto Harnesses in KwaZulu-Natal. Hesto Harnesses manufactures wiring harnesses for the automotive industry from a factory situated in Stanger, 90km north of Durban. The company supplies automotive electrical distribution systems, commonly known as wiring harnesses and combination (combi) meters, to original equipment manufacturers in South Africa. The company’s main customers ...
South Africa South Africa: Coaching for Productivity Improvement
The ability to coax the best out of a person is perhaps as intriguing as the propensity for most individuals to be oblivious of their immense potential. A coach possess the unique insight to ignite the power of self-belief. As more and more organisations shift away from a militant approach, we see a more interactive form of coaching emerging. As the world continues to transform and development spreads across the spectrum, traditional techniques of developing employees are not as effective as th ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Shell Inspires Youth Innovations with First Africa Solar
WorldStage Newsonline-- Shell has unveiled the first Africa Solar and Player Powered Football Pitch at the Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. The project was developed by Pavegen, a UK energy start-up which was a recipient of Shell LiveWire funding. Speaking on Thursday evening at the event which also featured live performance by Global music Star, Akon, the Managing Directors, Shell Nigeria, Osaige Okunbor, explained that as part of the company’s #makethefurure pro ...
South Africa South Africa: School for Frugal Innovation
South African entrepreneurs have good ideas for bringing private education to the masses MANY MBA students dream of striking it rich. Stacey Brewer dreamed of reforming education. Ms Brewer worried that South Africa’s education system was perpetuating racial divisions with its combination of substandard public schools for the black majority and elite private schools for a mainly white minority. So in her MBA thesis for GIBS Business School in Johannesburg, in 2011, she produced a blueprint fo ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Entrepreneurship Key to Africa’s Growth, says Ajumogobia
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Odein Ajumogobia, has urged African youths to initiate measures that will rescue the continent from its development challenges. He said the government should create an enabling environment for youth innovation, adding that entrepreneurship was the solution to the poverty ravaging Africa. Ajumogobia spoke yesterday at an event organised by The Africa Shapers Initiative to mark the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week.
South Africa South Africa: Deadline Looms for Varsity Financial Aid Applications
Grade 12 learners and students, who want to apply for financial assistance to study at any of the selected public universities and TVET colleges in the 2016 academic year, have until 30 November to submit their applications. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says online applications are only limited to students applying to study at the following institutions: Durban University of Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Venda, Sol Plaatjie University, ...
South Africa South Africa: Banking Trends that are Shaping Africa
Despite the current negative sentiments surrounding development prospects in Africa due to China’s economic slowdown, a drop in commodity prices and infrastructure challenges, financial sector leaders and policymakers from across Africa and global market participants’ active in the continent, are still optimistic about Africa’s economic growth. These views emerged during the Institute of International Finance’s (IIF) Fourth Annual Africa Financial Summit, recently hosted by FNB in Johannesbu ...
Central African Republic Election Gives Central African Republic Voters the Best Hope for Unity
Citizens of the Central African Republic began casting ballots Wednesday in long-delayed elections that represent the best hope of reuniting the country, one of the world’s poorest, after three years of sectarian violence that displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
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