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Mindset Network: Content Administrator

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset seeks to appoint a Content Administrator, based in Johannesburg.

The person will assist the Learn Content Development Team with day to day administrative tasks as noted in the detailed job description below.

Responsibilities:

Mindset Network: Procurement Administrator

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset seeks to appoint a Procurement Administrator, based in Johannesburg.

The person will facilitate all procurement requests for Mindset and its group companies as detailed in the job specification below.

Responsibilities:

General procurement

Gauteng Cancels Gauteng Online

Ten years and R3 billion later, and Gauteng Online, the biggest school computer project in the country, has effectively been cancelled - with the Gauteng government owning no equipment to show for it.

This month, MEC for Finance, Mandla Nkomfe, announced that the project, which is under what he calls the ‘strategic review’, was cancelled and the project will be incorporated into a Gauteng Broadband Network, whose full scope will be announced in two weeks’ time.

African Knowledge Economy Require ICT Policy

MTN chief executive officer, Karel Pienaar, says that a solid policy framework for information communication technology (ICT) is critical for a knowledge economy to be established in Africa.

Speaking at the inaugural ICT Indaba this week, Pienaar explained that a comprehensive policy environment is a critical success factor if Africa is to embrace the impact the knowledge economy can have on job creation and economic development.

He noted that Africa has the fastest-growing telecommunications sector in the world, thanks mainly to the adoption of mobile technology.

Half of World's PCs Use Pirated Software – Survey

A Business Software Alliance (BSA) survey shows that almost half of personal computer users around the world get their software illegally, with China's massive market the worst culprit.

In its new survey, BSA found that 47 percent of personal computer users globally believe there is nothing wrong with using unauthorised copies of software programmes.

The survey of 15 000 personal computer users in 32 countries found that Chinese users have the most relaxed attitude to piracy.

m2m Taps into IT to Help Prevent HIV Transmission

A local NGO, mothers2mothers (m2m), has turned to information technology (IT) for assistance to avoid the HIV/AIDS from mother to child transmission.

m2m co-founder and chief executive officer, Gene Falk, points out that the IT support from a computer giant, HP, will enable the organisation to serve women in a much more effective way through improved knowledge and insight.

ICT youth employability programme seeks job shadowing placements

SchoolNet South Africa is running a youth ICT employability programme to equip unemployed graduates with the skills required to secure work as ICT technicians.  As part of the programme, we would like to offer each of the 20 participants an opportunity to spend a week being exposed to the workplace, ideally in an ICT department of a big company or an ICT company itself.  If you are able to assist us, please contact me via sally@schoolnet.org.za or 071 826 3812.  

Thank you for your assistance, it will mean so much to our participants!

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