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Microsoft is hiring software engineers from African universities to USA and Canada

As part of plans to showcase the talent pool in Africa, Microsoft through its University Recruiting program and Africans at Microsoft is hiring final-year students and recent university graduates from across Africa into full-time engineering roles at Microsoft. The Microsoft African University Recruitment Program for recent graduate engineers will provide

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GitHub Sponsors is now available to open source developers in Africa

GitHub announces the availability of GitHub Sponsors in 30 new regions including six located in Africa. The GitHub initiative is now available to open source developers and organizations in Kenya, Gambia, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco. Developers and creators located in these countries can start receiving financial support for

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Mint Group wins 2022 Microsoft Partner of the year South Africa country award

Mint Group, a Microsoft Gold IT consultancy and systems integrator is the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year country Award winner in South Africa. The company receives the award for providing outstanding solutions and services in South Africa. The company is among other Microsoft partners from across the globe who

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5 African student teams qualify for the 2022 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals

Five student teams from Kenya, Cameroon and South Africa are advancing to the 2022 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals. For an opportunity to win over USD50,000 in prizing and a slot in the World Championship in May. Where they can win the grand prize of USD100,000 and a mentoring session

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Futurize launches university Innovation challenge in partnership with Microsoft, AstraZeneca

Futurize is launching its first annual Fuel Africa Innovation Program from March 17 to 25, 2022. In partnership with AstraZeneca, through the A.Catalyst Network, and Microsoft and co-funded by Bristol Myers Squibb and Famfa Oil. To equip young entrepreneurs with the resources to build high-potential venture ideas and contribute to

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Microsoft to train 10K software developers in South Africa

Microsoft is committing to training ten thousand software developers in South Africa by the end of 2022. By giving them an opportunity to learn new and modern skills as well as access to the latest technologies. This is in an effort to help in building the local software developer community

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Microsoft SA selects The Awareness Company as AgriChallenge beneficiary

Microsoft has selected The Awareness Company as the winner of its AgriChallenge competition. The Awareness Company will receive investments from Microsoft to configure, develop, educate, market and contextualise three high-impact agritech products within the next year to empower smallholder farmers in South Africa. In August 2020, Microsoft announced a 2.3 million dollar

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Surface Laptop 4 arrives in South Africa, starts at R945 per month and R18,999

The Surface Laptop 4 is now available in South Africa as Microsoft officially launches the device. The least configuration for the Surface Laptop 4, AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, will start selling at R945 per month at Vodacom and R18,999 at Everyshop and Incredible Connection. With the

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availability zones south Africa

Azure availability zones now available in South Africa

Microsoft is announcing the addition of Availability Zones to the South Africa North cloud region. Expanding the region to have three unique physically separated locations within the region. To bring higher availability and asynchronous replication of applications and data for disaster recovery protection. Microsoft says the Availability Zones give users

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Microsoft skills initiative

400k South Africans participate in Microsoft skills initiative

Four hundred thousand people in South Africa have participated in the Microsoft Global Skills initiative. A Digital skills initiative that seeks to help participants gain in-demand skills to become employable. This shows an increase from the three hundred thousand shared in March this year. Lillian Barnard, Managing Director, Microsoft South

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