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1.1M Africans acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. The global skills initiative offers free online courses across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub learning platforms. It

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Surface Book 3 South Africa

A year late, Surface Book 3 now available in the South Africa market

Surface Book 3 is now officially available in South Africa and will retail at R37,999 for the least configuration. The highest configuration of 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage retails at R52,999. Consumers will be able to buy the device from Microsoft Surface authorized partner Incredible Connection stores. The device

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Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills

Microsoft is working with Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative, Tech4Dev, to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills through the Women Techsters initiative. The initiative will will focus on training women and girls in software development, product design, product management, data science and

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Amazon, Software Engineer, Teaching are the top trending in employer, job and skill categories in South Africa according to Microsoft’s Economic Graph

Amazon, Software engineer and Teaching have emerged as the top trending employer, job and skill respectively in South Africa. This is according to data from Microsoft's LinkedIn Economic Graph. Which Microsoft believes can help policymakers make informed decisions and chart new paths to economic opportunity. Multinational technology company Amazon, Webhelp, OUTsurance,

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$8000, Microsoft announces safe@home hackathon winners

Three teams have emerged winners of the Microsoft South Africa safe@home hackathon. Winning a prize pool of eight thousand US Dollars. Six teams made it to the final qualifying round of the hackathon competition. With three teams Combat against GBV, iWitness and Report Matters going on to win it. Coming

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 South Africa

Microsoft Surface Go 2 available in South Africa, retails R8,999

Microsoft Surface Go 2 is now available to businesses and consumers in the South African market. The device will retail at R8,999 and sold by Incredible Connection stores and Vodacom. The device comes with a larger 10.5-inch display, improved battery life and a model with up to 64% faster performance. Click to

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Microsoft Student2Business programme

Microsoft is recruiting graduates to its Student2Business Programme, Apply!

Microsoft is currently running a campaign to recruit graduates to its Student2Business programme in South Africa. The programme is opened to graduates who have completed a 3yr qualification in IT and Marketing. Selected persons will be paired with participating organizations, usually, Microsoft Partners to gain workplace exposure. They will also

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Tackling gender-based violence with Tech, Microsoft announces Safe@Home Hackathon

Microsoft South Africa, together with leading gender-based violence NPO partners, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, launch Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. The virtual hackathon event will run from 22 September to 19 October. It invites the South African developer community to create and develop technology-based solutions that will

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Microsoft announces USD 2 million investment for smallholder farmers in South Africa

Smallholder farmers in South Africa are set to benefit from a 2.3 million dollar Microsoft investment aimed at driving sustainability in South Africa’s agricultural sector. Through the investment, Microsoft will use technology to solve some of the challenges these farmers face. That prevents them from becoming commercially viable, efficient and

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Artificial Intelligence university Microsoft South Africa Free State

Central University of Technology introduces Artificial Intelligence university programme in partnership with Microsoft, Free State Government, Gijima

Central University of Technology, South Africa, is introducing an Artificial Intelligence university programme powered by Microsoft. To firstly skill employees with the in-demand skill and secondly address the demand for the skill in the province and South Africa in general. The Artificial Intelligence university programme is developed by Microsoft and

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