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FOREX industry celebrates the JFEX 2013 awards winners

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Year of the Artisan: Artisans needed to help grow the economy

African Education Week to gather experts in Johannesburg in June read more

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“Africa is the second largest continent in the world, yet it is the least computerised.”

Exclusive interview with Gideon van Niekerk, MaraMedia CEO.  MaraMedia is a gold sponsor at the upcoming African Education Week. read more

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“Samsung is committed to delivering the classroom of the future – taking learning beyond the blackboard and supporting the adoption of new technologies into our teaching environments.”

Exclusive interview with Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility, Samsung South Africa – gold sponsor at African Education Week. read more

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“SA education in 2013: ‘e’ will be big!”

There is a general lack of understanding about the merits, as well as the pedagogic use of technology in education, and while South Africa has an advocacy programme, there is still a lot more work to be done in this area. Kobus van Wyk of Mustek shares some e-learning best practices for this year.  Kobus is a longstanding contributor to African Education Week and a member of the conference committee.  He will join the E-learning in action panel at African Education Week. read more

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E-learning and technology in the classroom in focus at African Education Week in June

“It is very difficult to think of any learning that is not E-enabled.” read more

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Seizing the Opportunity: Jobs and Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa

The region’s governments have a unique opportunity for fundamental reforms to bring down barriers to employment and develop safety nets designed to lift people out of poverty read more

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PC Training and Business College looks at educational trends in a Digital environment

Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

“In the digital age every aspect of the Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education is impacted on by technology in some way – according to new research by PC Training and Business College. read more

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Microsoft YouthSpark is here to uplift millions

An initiative by Microsoft which aims to engage youth to drive sustainable African economic growth and development is on. read more

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Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth


Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to create economic opportunities for 300 million youth over the next three years read more

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Google’s search for wisdom

KAMPALA January 2013 – As the internet becomes readily available and continues to play an integral role in our everyday life, Google is seeking to make search hassle free by giving the web a more personal touch. read more

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PC Training and Business College promotes Open Distance Learning to improve quality education

According to research by the Durban based PC Training and Business College (PCT&BC), the demand for the provision of Private Higher & Further Education and Training in South Africa has increased significantly over the last 18 years. read more

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Digital Marketing Institute Secures €3 million Certification Deal in South Africa

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa read more

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Zimbabwe develops e-health strategies

 

by Wallace Mawire

ln a bid to move with global developments Zimbabwe has developed ehealth strategies to enhance service delivery and increase competitiveness in the health sector.
Globally all sectors are embracing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Health care is no exception.ICTs can transform how health care is delivered and how health systems are run.
The use of ICTs in health care service delivery is termed ehealth.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines ehealth as the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector.
“E-health is the means of ensuring that the right health information is provided to the right person at the right place and time in a secure,electronic form for the purpose of optimizing the quality and efficiency of health care delivery,” according to WHO.
ICTs in health care include; at the point of care,resource wastage can be avoided if electronic medical record systems are used to order investigations and reported immediately to the care provider.
Services can be provided at the least cost were telehealth services are provided to provide specialist services remotely to communities who are unable to travel to get these services and electronic surveillance systems can provide decision makers with the power to decide on the most appropriate interventions, a service relevant to the target population.
According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) by December 2011, Zimbabwe had about 1,4 million (12% of the population) accessing the internet.
The mobile phone communications rate was estimated at 78,5% by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) by March 2012.
According to Chipo Mutambo of the ICT/ehealth working group technical committee of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in Zimbabwe a number of ehealth applications are underway in Zimbabwe.
These include strengthening of the national health information system through the use of the District Health Information System (DHIS).
Human resources for health are being tracked through an integrated database system that includes relevant regulatory authorities and the ministry of health.
A number of private sector initiatives are beginning to take hold with one service provider linking all care centers in a single network.
The medical school has installed a telemedicine application through which teaching and training can be provided to undergraduate medical practitioners.
The medical school has access to key international data repositories currently accessible to postgraduate and undergraduate health care practitioners.
lt is reported that there are no clear well-coordinated mechanisms in place were ehealth implementations are organised.
This is reported to produce serious duplication of effort and unworkable system implementations The  strategy will guide the health ministry to implement ehealth interventions. read more

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