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Microsoft on the Issues Africa
Best of Africa at Imagine Cup 2012
Posted by Dele Akinsade , Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein Marking Imagine Cup’s ten-year anniversary in 2012, Microsoft is celebrating the 1.4 million (and...
22 Jun 2012
Imagine Cup: the journey continues
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa I can’t believe Imagine Cup 2012 has come and gone again, after months of build-up and excitement. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to be part of the journey and to engage with the talented...
24 Jul 2012
African innovation leads the way for global citizenship
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands “ Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. ” – Bill Gates I am thrilled by the African finalists of this year’s...
4 Jun 2013
Rural KwaZulu-Natal school connects the dots in world-first teaching trial
Posted by Larry Venter Senior Director of Retail Solutions for Microsoft Worldwide Just under a year ago I was fortunate enough to do a tour of Lakeside Park Primary in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. During that tour the headmaster told me of the struggle that the foundation phase children have in learning...
23 Mar 2011
Wonderbag at COP17: A Simple … Real Impact Idea
Posted by Sarah Collins CEO, Wonderbag As the CEO of Wonderbag I have spent the last several days with my partner Microsoft at COP17 . 20,000 attendees, representing 191 countries and 12 heads of state, all descended on Durban, South Africa, where I live and run my business. We experienced some very...
6 Dec 2011
Microsoft’s Citizenship efforts in Africa acknowledged at 2011 African Business Awards
Posted by Mteto Nyat i and Hennie Loubser Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa and General Manager, Microsoft WECA respectively Since 1992, when we opened our first office in Africa, we have actively worked to help individuals, communities and nations across the continent thrive and grow. Fuelled...
8 Jul 2011
Microsoft announces BBBEE partners
Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa After an exhaustive five-month process examining and analysing the 683 hopefuls who had responded, Microsoft South Africa today unveiled the first small black-owned software development firms that will benefit from the company’s...
29 Mar 2011
The building BRICS for knowledge economies
Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Earlier this year, South African president Jacob Zuma joined his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, India and China on China's Hainan Island for a summit meeting of the informal group named after the initials of its members. Formerly...
30 Nov 2011
Microsoft leads the transformation of South Africa’s IT industry
Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Microsoft South Africa has just received the nod from the South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry indicating that it is now a Level 2 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) contributor. What this really means, is that the local subsidiary...
29 Jun 2011
Imagine Cup, the perfect platform to encourage innovative thinking in South Africa
Guest Post by Josh Leibstein Student and Imagine Cup finalist When I developed the computer-aided detection programme to identify tuberculosis at an early stage, I never imagined it would lead to winning first prize at Microsoft’s South Africa leg of the Imagine Cup. The competition was tough...
15 Mar 2012
Microsoft invests in the future of South African SMEs
By Mteto Nyati, Vice Chair of the 4Afrika Advisory Council and MD of Microsoft South Africa When we launched the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative in February this year, we set out to improve Africa’s economic competitiveness. Key to this is our goal of getting one million SMEs online in three years...
5 Nov 2013
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