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Free eLearning platform launched for all African countries

A German-backed free e-Learning platform called Atingi was recently launched in order to (among other things) fill the gap created by COVID-19. The pandemic left school kids on the continent without access to education and so Atingi is now available in 54 countries across the continent. Atingi particularly focuses on reaching marginalised populations that previously […]


Reuters Introduces Free Course To Help Journalists Identify & Tackle “Fake News”

Reuters has launched a free shot course to help journalists in their efforts to decipher between misinformation and accurate factual info. The course titled, Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media covers 3 of the following chapters; How Can Media Be Manipulated? The New Threat of Deepfake/Synthetic Media What Can Newsrooms Do To Tackle Manipulated Media? Reuters […]


Interested In Digital Marketing? Here’s List Of Free Courses To Get Started

One of the biggest opportunities offered by the internet nowadays is the ability to attain skills you would otherwise have to pay for at no cost at all. Google Digital Skills for Africa is one such platform that has a number of free online courses for people looking to upskill and without investing money into […]


Africa’s Largest Animation Studio Launches Free Online Course For Aspiring Animators

South Africa’s Triggerfish -the largest animation studio on the continent- has created and shared a free online course to help those interested in animation on the continent get their hands dirty. The 25 video course consists of the following sections: Career Advice from professionals (videos 1 -12) Anyone Can Animate (videos 13-24) The course covers […]


Register For Harvard’s 50+ Free Online Courses!

There are a number of institutions that offer free online courses and Harvard is among them. For those of you who aren’t convinced as to how valuable these are, maybe getting one from a world renowned organisation will change your mindset towards online courses and their effectiveness. On Edx there are a number of courses […]


Cassava Smartech Refocuses On Education As They Launch 3 New Services

Econet spin-off Cassava Smartech announced a new digital learning platform which offers education and learning resources for learners of all age groups – from primary school to post-graduate students. Akello Edutech as they have named it will be comprised of some material from familiar faces including Ruzivo and Muzinda Hub. In addition to this there will […]


HP To Train 100 000 African Entrepreneurs Over The Next 3 Years

The Global Citizen festival celebrating Mandela’s life was not just notable for hosting Beyonce’s first African performance. Hewlett Packard, more commonly known as HP also opened an HP Life Centre in South Africa. What’s LIFE? HP Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs is a program that has courses meant to prepare entrepreneurs for their gruelling journey. There […]


Deep Dive: Are Online Courses Really Cheaper Than A Computer Science Degree?

So, Universities have opened at this point I can bet you people are celebrating the fact they can start living the life they saw in movies (should I tell them the truth?). However, others are probably sitting in the side-lines scoffing at the poor students making a terrible decision in their eyes. Why waste time […]


Part 4: Making Money Online In Zimbabwe – Consulting

Subject matter experts can make money online. Consulting and offering services are low entry businesses. The required resources are less for a consulting business. I want to share how to make money online is possible as a consultant or service business owner. Last week, we discussed the power of influencers online and how anyone interested […]


Udemy Courses reduced to $10 each again! Ends 26 May 2017…

If you missed the promotion that took place early January to get people started on online courses, then here is an opportunity to get in on the fun. Starting immediately if you visit Udemy, you’ll see that all you can enjoy any course for just $15. However, if you join through our referral link here, […]


Starting out as a developer? Here are 10 online courses to consider for $10 each…

If you are a beginner in the world of code and a little like me, and you like to code so much that you want to learn on your own, or maybe you want to make some money at some point, well the web is waiting for you.


Well Done To Our 5 Lucky Winners Who Will Be Studying Online…

We recently ran a contest to get more people studying online and being exposed to what it feels like. In this contest we offered 5 people a chance to get started in their online studying by simply filling in a questionnaire. We had some interesting feedback from the questions we asked (hopefully, I’ll do a […]


Win One Of 5 Entrepreneurship Courses Free With Techzim…

UPDATE: You can find the list of our winners of this giveaway here. Submissions are now closed for this contest. In the spirit of the New Year and a number of people having made ‘resolutions’ to get their lives back on track, we’d like to offer 5 people an opportunity to get started using these 5 online […]


5 Critical Reasons That Will Make You Go To University…

You probably read William Chui’s article on whether you should get a degree or diploma. If you didn’t, this is what he said in a nutshell, “Don’t. It’s not worth it. Instead, enroll in an online class on Udemy or something.” I don’t agree. Study hard. Get good grades. If you failed, repeat. And get […]


Photography is a journey for the senses. Let me take you through it.

I still remember the first time I held a camera in 2002 it was a proper negative film camera and I remember getting lost behind the lens. It was like pausing time and capturing a slice of the moment to enjoy at my leisure. Now as old as I am, photography has become part of […]


You’ll Probably Be Wasting Your Time (And Money) By Going To A Local University In 2017…

Preamble: I dropped out of school 3 times; in Grade 7, Form 2 and Lower 6. I’ve never been to university but have proceeded to National Diploma level at Polytechnic. I believe that school is a waste of time and money and if it was up to me, I’d rather have my kids learn how […]


What Is The Best College To Study ICT In Zimbabwe In 2017?

We’ve had WhatsApp groups for just about 3 years now. Largely targeted at Zimbabwe, members who reside here and issues that affect us (technology-wise) are discussed. Every so often however, we get questions to do with education. Mostly along the lines of “what is the best IT course to do?”, or “what is the best Zimbabwean […]


Econet’s EcoSchool to launch online learning partnership with ACCA

Local mobile operator Econet Wireless and global accounting body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are set to unveil a partnership today that will introduce accounting students to the use of EcoSchool, the operator’s digital education platform for learning.