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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.

  • 10 Things People Don’t Know About The South African Student Protests

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:00 am AFKI Original

    Students throughout South Africa have been protesting the proposed university fee increases for 2016 that were announced recently, with protests beginning in Johannesburg and spreading throughout the country, until government was forced to take notice and act on the demands of the country’s youth. Here are 10 things people may not know about the South African student protests over university fees.

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