Calls for stepped-up efforts to close gender gaps in science

As the world commemorates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, there is emphasis on making science more open, diverse and efficient.

Jan 20, 2021

SA’s Einstein ambassador tells of ‘difficult’ year

Jeshika Ramchund is the South African representative to science organisation, the Next Einstein Forum. She sat down with ITWeb to discuss her term.

Nov 30, 2020

Private sector must come to the party to take SA’s growth plan forward

Technology is a critical tool in democratising learning in SA, especially with the inequalities in our education system, writes Grant Bodley, CEO of Dimension Data.

Nov 12, 2020

IITPSA’s Senele Goba accepted into US TechWomen programme

TechWomen is an international programme that aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Oct 9, 2020

Call for renewed focus, more funding in STEM equity

Public trust in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is the highest it has been in three years, as industry leaders call for more funding in the field, says 3M.

Sep 18, 2020

IBM drives diversity, inclusion in quantum computing

The company announces its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for historically black colleges and universities.

Aug 31, 2020

Call for SA’s 50 most inspiring women in STEM

Global non-profit Inspiring Fifty opens nominations for this year's most inspiring South African women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Women still underrepresented, particularly in STEM fields

The Nutanix Connect webinar, on 19 August, will discuss the gaps and opportunities for women.

Aug 11, 2020

Tech sector’s gender inequality status quo demands disruption

Gender disparity still plagues many ICT firms, with men earning higher salaries than women and to some extent, still being considered as better leaders.

Jul 8, 2020

Curro turns to Minecraft to enhance STEM learning

The school group says the game encourages collaboration, communication, critical thinking and coding skills among learners.

Sep 16, 2019

NASA astronaut inspires SA scholars to become ‘Mars generation’

Former NASA spaceman Dr Don Thomas collaborates with STEM organisation Living Maths to encourage local scholars to enter STEM-related careers.


Slow pace persists in ICT-related undergrad degrees

South Africa has seen the number undergraduate degrees in computer and information science stagnate at around 2 000 over a five-year period.

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