Shaun Dippnall

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.


New insurtech platform digitises insurance sales

Insurtech start-up Simply introduces a platform that allows insurance brokers to sell products to clients in minutes.

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.


Explore Data Science Academy debuts online course

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


Simply targets African expansion after funding boost

Simply Financial Services' multimillion-rand funding injection will be used to achieve its growth aspirations in Africa.


Matrics outshine graduates in Explore Data Science programme

The country's first data science-focused institution results reveal matriculants outperformed those with a tertiary qualification.

Sep 21, 2018

Liquid Telecom, Zindi host data science competitions

The companies collaborate on efforts to find innovate ways to support the development of data science skills in Africa.

Jul 3, 2018

Corporate SA's interest in data scientists grows

Big banks, insurers and retailers reach out to sponsor the Explore Data Science Academy students for the 2019 cohort.


Explore Data Science Academy expands to Johannesburg

The institution will also add 300 more students to its pool of learners next year.


Data science interns to tackle Cape's water woes

The 100 interns from SA's first data science academy will focus on practical applications to real world problems, says the institution.

Sep 14, 2017

BCX to sponsor 300 data science internships

The firm will invest R50 million in a new data science academy in Cape Town that will be used to provide 300 year-long internships to new data scientists.

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