Huawei Technologies has opened a free virtual training
course to some Engineering and Computer Science students
at the University of Ghana. The initiative forms part of
the Chinese tech giant’s efforts to enhance and develop
the West African state’s information and communication
technology (ICT) talent pool.
Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has announced the
introduction of a Top 1000 Digital Skills platform, a tool that
serves as a catalyst in that country’s Digital Transformation
agenda. The Top 1000 Skills Platform showcases digital skills of
software developers to stakeholders (both private and public)
and interest them to collaborate or procure developers skills.
South Africa’s long awaited data privacy laws have finally
come into force, giving anyone processing personal information
in the country a 12-month grace period to ensure that they
comply with the requirements of the Protection of Personal
Information Act (PoPI). From July 1, 2021, any noncompliance
with PoPI will have consequences.