The Accidental Academic

Professor Sumarie Roodt

MasterStart chief innovation officer Faryn Pearson talks to Silicone Cape co-chairperson Professor Sumarie Roodt Professor Sumarie Roodt is the co-chairperson at the Silicon Cape Initiative, an NPO and ecosystem enabler for tech-enabled startups and the co-founder at the Tech4Good Lab at the University of Cape Town, which is Africa’s first dedicated research lab of this […]

MasterStart, Cambridge Spark offer online tech training courses

MasterStart, Cambridge Spark offer online tech training courses

South African edtech platform MasterStart has partnered with Cambridge Spark to offer online tech training courses to Africans. The first courses commenced earlier this month. The partnership aims to promote online skills development in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This partnership will unlock the leadership potential of thousands of students and deliver a diverse […]

MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark collaborate to bring data analysis and AI training online for African professionals

MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark collaborate to bring data analysis and AI training online for African professionals

South African edtech MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark today announced a partnership that will provide students across the African continent with access to data analysis and AI training courses, online. Many African economies are struggling to meet the need for the digital skills, including data science and artificial intelligence expertise, that are needed for organisations to truly get the best out […]

MasterStart, Cambridge Spark collaboration unlocks online AI training for Africans

MasterStart, Cambridge Spark collaboration unlocks online AI training for Africans

Students across the African continent will be able to access data analysis and AI training courses online, thanks to a new partnership between South African edtech MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark, announced today. Many African economies are struggling to meet the need for the digital skills, including data science and artificial intelligence expertise, that are […]

MasterStart and Cambridge Spark now offer AI courses throughout Africa

MasterStart and Cambridge Spark now offer AI training courses throughout Africa

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days, but there is also a skills shortage in the space that needs to be addressed. As it so happens, we have something that might interest those looking to dive into the world of AI. Local edtech firm MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark announced a partnership today that […]

Asking your company to pay for your course

MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark collaborate to bring data analysis and AI training online for African professionals

Whether you are thinking about doing a course, browsing or finding your dream one, we know that oftentimes, finances can get in the way of making those dreams a reality.  Here at MasterStart, our goal is to connect learners to relevant and practical coursework that is both beneficial to you, your employer and your industry. […]

Tackling South Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis With Online Learning

Be the business that makes the difference

The recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey made for sobering reading for those concerned with youth unemployment in South Africa. Levels of joblessness have reached record levels with three in every four South African youths out of work. While other areas of the economy are thriving, it put into sharp focus the challenges still faced by […]

What can I do in business management?

Business and Management Development

Knowledge and insight into business and management development can lead one down an exciting variety of career paths. You see, business and management development is both an art and a science. It’s the understanding of complex systems and how intricately they can fit into one another to create a coordinated organisation that works seamlessly with […]