The Meta Economic Development Organisation (MEDO), an economic development agency focused on skills and transformation, will launch South Africa’s first private satellite and make a giant leap for female empowerment and the continent’s science, technology and engineering future.
MEDO is currently training a group of young women learners to build the payload for the satellite; the aim being to create a new generation of African female engineers who can lead Silicon Savannah to its next iteration.
South Africa is also proving itself as a valuable investment destination for technology firms and startups. Proversity is an award winning UK digital learning company and has recently closed a £1million investment round from international technology venture capital company RSBC. Proversity has made the strategic decision to relocate its software engineering and content production from London to a state of the art facility in Cape Town. The move will enable the company to take on the US education technology giants by creating a ‘Hollywood for Digital Education in the heart of the Silicon Cape.’
South Africa’s tech scene has flourished in recent years due to increased foreign investment, with both global and local firms harnessing a young, talented skills base of South African developers and programmers.
The Deputy High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Golden Neswiswi, will be welcoming stakeholders and guests to South Africa House on Friday 4 December at 14.00 to celebrate the rise of the South African tech scene. All interested parties are invited to register their interest.