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  • University Of Cape Town Becomes The First African College To Offer Fintech Degree

    Fintech Degree By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:22 am

    The University of Cape Town in South Africa has become the first tertiary education institution in Africa to offer a specialized fintech degree, which will be available through the university from January 2018. The degree has been designed to provide students with the necessary skills and practical knowledge to acquire or further a career within the modern financial services sector, which is currently experiencing unprecedented growth.

  • University Of Cape Town Team Wins GirlCode Hackathon By Creating Innovative Website

    The winning University of Cape Town team who won the GirlCode Hackathon. Photo - IOL By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:44 am

    An all-women team of students from the University of Cape Town have emerged from the GirlCode Hackathon as winners of the event in Johannesburg, which is staged every year in August. Four female students from the university’s Information Systems department won the 48-hour challenge thanks to an innovative website called ‘Amava’, which means ‘experience’ in isiXhosa, that is designed to connect volunteers with non-governmental organizations.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cecil Rhodes

    By Lillian Mutiso, 6:41 am AFKI Original

    Cecil Rhodes was a British imperialist and one of the most prominent in Southern Africa. He founded Northern and Southern Rhodesia, which are the modern-day Zimbabwe and Zambia. He was also Prime Minister of Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. He died of heart failure on March 26, 1902 in Muizenberg, South Africa. He is regarded by the protesters as a founder of the apartheid regime by introducing Lawson voting and land ownership that shaped one of South Africa’s worst regimes.

  • Analysis: South Africa’s Black Middle Class

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:17 pm

    In 2003, South Africa’s black middle class numbered about 1.7 million people. Now it is more than 4-million strong and has more spending power than the white middle class.

  • S. Africa Wants U.S. To Ease Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

    By Dana Sanchez, 1:26 pm

    Sanctions will encourage Zimbabwe to hold credible elections, said Johannesburg-based researcher James Stent. If Zimbabwe sticks to the rule of law and the democratic process, it’s likely sanctions will be lifted just as divestment in apartheid South Africa helped move the country towards democracy.

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