Technology

JET: Change Management Expert

JET, and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), have initiated a collaborative project that seeks to address the development of an integrated national digital ecosystem which is interoperable and can be used for effective skills planning and provisioning. We are seeking to appoint a Change Management Consultant to be based in our Johannesburg office to work on this project. 

Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities

What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.
 
At the recent Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019 (Subs: 16-17 April, Johannesburg), representatives of three NPOs – ABALOBI, the Black Sash and Zlto ‒ shared information on how their IT innovations are changing lives.
 

Global Cloud Technology Survey – Announcing the Results!

In February and March 2012, TechSoup Global and its global network of partner organisations, including SANGONeT via the SANGOTeCH Technology Donation Programme, conducted a survey of NGOs around the world to better understand current cloud computing usage and future plans for cloud computing adoption.

The survey garnered more than 10 500 respondents from 88 countries.

The results are in.

FunDza: Full stack developer

FunDza is an innovative nonprofit organisation that uses technology to connect hundreds of thousands of young people on a monthly basis with exciting locally-produced reading content. It also hosts online courses and provides aspirant young writers with an online writing platform to publish their work.

The FunDza Literacy Trust seeks to appoint a full stack developer to be based in Muizenberg, Cape Town. 

Employment Type: This is a one-year contract position subject to a three-month probation.

Remuneration: Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 

Transforming citizen wait into citizen satisfaction

The digital generation which is rapidly engulfing the whole world is changing lives and businesses.  This trend has affected government’s service provision tendencies.  Governments can no longer sit on comfort zones of providing services in the old fashioned ways.  The Fourth Industrial Revolution demands for new digital technologies that bring new possibilities for more personalized, convenient and inexpensive service experiences.

Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech across the world

The European Union block has been involved in court action against Facebook in a number of privacy rulings.  Facebook warns that these actions could threaten freedom of speech if a worldwide obligation to hunt down content is imposed on the company and other technology giants.  Should the EU court have its way, Facebook may be obligated to ensure “hate speech” content stays away from its platform.  The internet giant could be ordered to remove offensive content posted by users in the EU and also look for similar posts worldwide.  The ruling “has potentially enormous repercussions for hostin

Facebook workshops unlock digital skills for 3 000 entrepreneurs

It is encouraging to see recent involvement in socio-economic development by the ITC Corporations.  Another such involvement is the on by Facebook in partnership with Digify Africa.  These companies are soon going launch the “Boost with Facebook” training programme, which aims to train over 3 000 South Africa businesses in digital tools and technologies. 
 
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