Samsung South Africa and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have set up a Future-Innovation Lab program to provide digital innovation skills for unemployed youth.
Through the lab, South Africans aged 18-35 will over a period of six months gain software development skills, gain transferable skills and experience in digital social innovation and foster pathways into industry networks.
Additionally, Samsung and UWC have also partnered with the Microsoft AppFactory to deliver an advanced nine-month software development programme that targets more experienced software developers who lack practical or work experience.
“We need to support and create the digital literates to build the economy we all seek. This is something that cannot be delivered by Government alone. We create policy to make it happen but it’s by working together with the private sector that we can effect meaningful change. We embrace companies such as Samsung and Microsoft who partner with us on our journey to empower our youth to be at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution “ - Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.