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SA’s thriving data centre industry leads to widening skills gap

The growing local data centre industry fuels demand for cloud skills, resulting in increasing desperation to fill the widening skills gap, say analysts.


Explore Data Science Academy debuts online data engineering course

Africa’s largest data science academy introduces an online data engineering course amid the increasing demand for cloud computing skills.


Government sets ambitious data science skills target

The ministry of communications and digital technologies reveals it’s targeting to train 50 000 data scientists as part of the second cohort of its skills development initiative.

Aug 17, 2020

Explore Data Science Academy sets up UK campus

The Explore Group, which founded the Explore Data Science Academy, is preparing to set up offices in the UK, having trained over 1 000 young data scientists in SA.

Jul 13, 2020

Nedbank bolsters data strategy with data science interns

The big-four bank puts data and analytics front and centre of its business strategy, committing to regularly upskill and employ data scientists.

Jun 30, 2020

eLearningCurve offers data science learning courses

The online education company introduces a data science certification programme targeted at working professionals.

Dec 5, 2019

Cash-strapped Cell C channels funds to data scientists

The financially-constrained telco invests R5 million in a partnership with Explore Data Science Academy to train local youth and upskill its employees.


Explore Data Science Academy spreads its wings abroad

The local academy introduces online data science courses, underpinned by the universal shortage of data science skills.


Data science skills demand fuels academy’s expansion

Durban will be the third home of SA’s first data science institution, as it prepares for its largest student intake.

Mar 5, 2019

Clever fintech ideas earn entrepreneurs data science skills

The 12-month Explore programme aims to help boost top fintech ideas to become viable business models.

Jan 21, 2019

Partnership to equip 5 000 youth with digital skills

Several organisations in SA's digital industries have come together to create employment for youth.


Explore Data Science Academy debuts online course

The 10-month course teaches data science fundamentals and Python programming.

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