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On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. released a Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock a New Future for Frontline Workers,” and announced new features in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva designed to serve millions of frontline workers.

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 The Department of Basic Education partnered with Microsoft to provide digital skills training to 25 000 unemployed youth in South Africa, as part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which created more than 300,000 job opportunities across the country. This initiative forms part of the broader announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October 2020 of a R100 billion fund to create 800 000 public sector jobs in the next three years.

Tsakane Koko at the challenge

Known by some as the "Olympics of Technology", the Imagine Cup Junior Virtual Artificial Intelligence Hackathon, Girls Edition 2021, provides learners with a platform to bring their ideas to life, and Curro Academy Pretoria’s Grade 11 learner, Tsakane Koko and her team made our country proud by finishing in second place.

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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories, and nearly 300 000 in South Africa gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June. This is why the company is extending its commitment by launching new resources to help job-seekers and 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021.

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To mark International Women’s Day, women’s mentorship organisation Wentors, in collaboration with Microsoft, through its Microsoft 4Afrika

Microsoft and the Gauteng Department of e-Government have partnered to implement the Gauteng Azure Training programme in collaboration with 

Diwura Oladepo, Executive Director at Tech4Dev

Microsoft and non-profit social enterprise, Tech4Dev have partnered on the Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills, aiming to bridge the digital and technology divide and ensure equal access to opportunities across the continent.

Jasmin Pillay, HR Director at Microsoft South Africa

Against the backdrop of a watershed year, where individuals, businesses, educational and religious institutions, and social and sports clubs had to reimagine their entire fabric as social distancing and the move to remote working and learning became the defining weapon in a fight against a global pandemic, it became ever more challenging – and critical – for organisations and their leaders to support and nurture their people.

Matshidiso Khalimatshi was one of many South African youth unable to find work in their chosen field after graduation. After weeks of sending one email application after another without response, she realised that she would have to change job-hunting tactics.

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