IETSA, Nebulai partner to promote decentralised technologies employment opportunities in SA

Johannesburg, 28 Jul 2022

The Institute of Emerging Technologies of South Africa (IETSA) is collaborating with Nebulai to promote education on decentralized and autonomous technologies, while working to create employment opportunities for technology professionals within the decentralized marketplace. 

Luis Ríos, CEO at Nebulai.
Luis Ríos, CEO at Nebulai.

Both parties will work to educate and the next generation workforce in South Africa on Web 3.0 technologies, and expand global access to South African talent in an all-inclusive and non-discriminative way, to help drive the much needed employment opportunities.

South Africa is facing serious challenges of high rates of unemployment (46%), concerning plummeting economy with growth rate of about 2% per annum, and the brain drain risk of highly skilled persons driven by several push factors. Its a gloomy reality that needs serious intervention and for this reason, we are pleased to join forces with Nebulai to empower South Africa’s technology workforce with innovative and disruptive Web 3.0 knowhow and provide new work opportunities for them inside Nebulai’s Decentralized Solutions and Talent Marketplace. Until we realign our efforts in education that matters, we will still be found in the same predicament as a country in terms of the chronic shortage of relevant ICT skills and high rates of unemployment especially amongst the youth. It is for this reason that we are engaging with Nebulai to create a talent pool of skilled professionals in emerging technologies through IETSA empowering programs to play our role in addressing the current socio-economic issues facing South Africa” said Mpho Machaka, IETSA Founder & CEO.

Mpho Machaka, Founder and CEO IETSA.
Mpho Machaka, Founder and CEO IETSA.

“Nebulai is technology for good company. Our objective at Nebulai is to create a fair and trusted technology solutions and human talent ecosystem. Our decentralized marketplace will allow technology providers and human talent to sell and monetize their solutions and skills through Smart Contracts. Therefore, our collaboration with IETSA will enable Nebulai to source South African technology talent for regional partners and projects, while empowering and enabling the next generation Web 3.0 workforce”, said Luis Ríos, CEO at Nebulai.



The Institute of Emerging Technologies of South Africa enables South African youth, women, those seeking to explore ICT as a profession and persons with disabilities to participate in the fast and explosive emerging technologies global economy while unlocking new market opportunities for sustainable economic development. Our goal is to build and empower the most sought after digital skilled resources to participate in Emerging Technologies projects across Africa and Globally through our certification and continuous professional development programs. IETSA’s emerging technologies focus includes Blockchain and associated technologies (cryptocurrencies, Defi, NFTs, Metaverse), Extended Reality (Virtual, Augmented, Mixed), ThreeFold Decentralised Computing, Machine Learning and IoT.

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Nebulai is the digital transformation solutions federator and global Decentralized Solutions & Talent Marketplace (DSTM).

Nebulai brings best-of-breed solution partners and Talent across emerging technologies to provide technology-agnostic solutions to our customers thru our DSTM. Our primary objective is to help our customers digitize their organizations and bridge the digital siloes happening in the current technology industry where talent platforms, solution marketplaces, investor networks, and customer challenges remain to be disconnected and without a single ecosystem where they can all meet and do business seamlessly.

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Editorial contacts

Mpho Machaka
Founder and CEO IETSA
(+27) 78 748 3838