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Solar energy brightening the minds of refugees

Software company, Salesforce has joined the Simbi Foundation’s Read-A-Thon in a partnership aimed at improving literacy in refugee camps.
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Rural learners to learn about climate change & renewable energy

SAWEA’s Educational EnergyDRIVE, in partnership with SANEDI will teach learners from schools and wind farms in Western, Northern and Eastern Cape about renewable energy and climate change.
engineering bursary

Inaugural engineering bursary for previously disadvantaged students

Vertically integrated renewable energy company SOLA has launched its inaugural engineering bursary to encourage solar PV expertise amongst electrical engineers.
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Africa must create a continent skills development value chain

The World Economic Forum’s guestimate that up to 20 million young people will join the African workforce annually over the next two decades makes the need to grow science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills a priority if the continent is not to miss out on growth and employment opportunities offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Open Africa Power

Enel Foundation launches 2021 edition of Open Africa Power

The Enel Foundation this week kicked off the Digital African module of Open Africa 2021, the fourth edition of their educational programme.

DBSA launches 2nd edition of the its Youth Challenge for South Africans

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced the launch of the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to help address infrastructure challenges.
female engineering

Commentary: Africa’s unsung female engineering heroes

Engineering is a key driver for sustainable development, yet its full workforce potential is not being utilised as less than 10% of engineers in SSA are women.
computer literacy

Solar-powered laptops for school children in Madagascar

UK battery developer Aceleron have partnered with Malagasy solar start-up Jirogasy to provide solar powered laptops to school children in Madagascar.
women in energy mentorship

Mentorship key for career -Women in Energy

Mentoring plays an important role for women in the energy sector who wish to advance their careers.
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Southern Africa’s economic growth now linked to path of COVID-19

African Development Bank's says the region must prepare better to prevent and mitigate effect of COVID-19 on region's economic growth.