AfricanBrains welcomes the following as Partners & Sponsors

Main Event Sponsor & Diamond Session Partners

Main Event Sponsor


HPTechnology can create entirely new teaching and learning experiences. That is why HP, as a leading technology company, is in a strong position to support education at universities and schools. IT is not only a subject in its own right; it is also an essential tool for learning and teaching all other subjects.

But it takes more than just technology to raise test scores and inspire students. What really spurs progress is an understanding of how to use technology to improve the quality of education. Through its Innovation in Education program, HP is an active partner in the creation of new models of teaching and learning.

HP is not only investing into education specific technology and educational software but also promoting via the HP Catalyst Initiative some of the most innovative student projects at secondary schools and universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

HP is supporting education communities such as for teachers or for anybody interested to learn about the key factors of successful implementation of technology in education. A website dedicated to demonstrate how the technologies available in a digital learning environment can be the catalyst for teaching and learning can be found here

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Diamond Session Partners


Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. With more than 390,000 customers — including 100 of the Fortune 100 — in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For more information, visit


Google_Logo_292X94Google in Education provides open technologies to improve learning for everyone, everywhere. Work, share, and learn together with affordable devices and familiar platforms – for schools, universities, or entire countries. Solutions include programs to help schools and universities bring their users online, Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, and a wide range of content including apps, books, and videos for learning.

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IBMIBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world’s most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM’s strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives – business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company’s business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water and healthier populations.

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SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.

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Agile Learning Company

Agile LearningThe Agile Learning Company is a pre-eminent provider of ICT solutions and technical assistance to the public sector. Agile Learning has over a decade of experience in the developing world, and the company has been recognized by entities such as UNDP (an Agile Partner) as having developed “the most innovative ICT solutions for the public sector”. The company’s integrated Education Management Information System (EMIS), has been selected by Microsoft as a “Best Practices ICT Solution for Governments”. Agile Learning Company currently serves in various projects as Prime Contractor and Sub-Contractor for EMIS localization and configuration, decentralization, installation and training, support and capacity building for national EMIS programs funded and supported by the development partner community, as well as funded bilaterally by host governments (Ministries of Education).

  • To develop and implement high-quality ICT solutions for public sector enterprises that improve governance, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic planning;
  • To provide training and capacity building in the public sector, improving the usage of ICT solutions to improve service delivery;
  • To contribute to the development of skills-rich and knowledge-based societies that are well prepared for the global challenges of the 21st century.

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HuaweiHuawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

Huawei’s vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband services, regardless of geographic location. Contributing to the sustainable development of society, the economy, and the environment, Huawei creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions, and resource costs.

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Gold Partners

Gold Partners


MicrosoftMicrosoft’s mission in education is to help every student and educator around the world realize their full potential. At Microsoft, we are deeply committed to working with governments, communities, schools, and educators to use the power of information technology to deliver technology, services, and programs that provide anytime, anywhere learning for all. We believe an educated population is the one natural resource that increases in value as it increases in size.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.

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Intel Corporation

Intel EducationSince its founding in 1968, Intel Corporation has grown into the world’s largest semiconductor company (based on revenue). The company employs nearly 100,000 people across more than 50 countries.

Intel’s products and technologies are at the heart of computing solutions that have become essential parts of businesses, homes and schools around the world; and are being used to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems – in areas that include education, healthcare, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The company’s products include microprocessors, chipsets and other semiconductor products that are integral to computers, servers, note- and netbooks, as well as consumer electronics, handheld devices and connected “embedded” products becoming part of cars, shopping kiosks and bank ATMs.

Intel’s focus in not solely on the products it delivers. From primary schools to leading universities, Intel is committed to improving the quality of education around the world. Over the past decade alone Intel has invested over USD 1 billion and Intel employees have donated over 2.5 million hours in the last 10 years toward improving education in more than 50 countries.

Intel’s model for education transformation combines advocacy for policy reform, curriculum standards and assessment, sustained professional development, information and communications technology, and support of research and evaluation. We collaborate with governments, policy makers, and local vendors to make this model viable worldwide.

Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (USA). Additional information about the company is available at

eLearning Solutions

eLearning SolutionsEveryone learns differently!

eLearning Solutions plans, designs, deploys and manages sustainable ICT based learning solutions. Our mission is to build the next generation high impact, technology-driven solutions that support teachers and engage learners closing the 21st century curriculum and pedagogy gaps.

Training, Workshops & Consulting
  • 21st Century Skills Workshops for ICT Teachers
  • Professional Development for School Leaders, Subject Matter & Grade Teachers
  • Teacher orientation sessions & training
  • Digital Literacy & Entrepreneurship Training Program
  • ICT in Education Policy Development for schools, clusters, districts, provinces, etc.
  • ICT Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Education Performance Excellence Program
  • Consulting in digital learning implementation and adoption
Infrastructure (Software, Hardware & Facilities)
  • ICT Facilities Supply, Support and Maintenance
  • Classmate PC – Clamshell and Convertible Student Laptops
  • Notebook PC – Laptops for teachers designed to manage Classmates
  • Education Appliance (School Server for Learning, Administration & Networking)
  • Upgrading school infrastructure to leverage the learning solutions
  • System maintenance and technical support
  • Provision of end-to-end digital learning solutions (e-Learning software, security & child content filtering, classmate PCs, hardware, systems & network infrastructure)
  • Mobile Carts with charging kits for storing and moving Notebooks & Laptops
Digital Curriculum Content
  • Digitization of print material Authoring and development of e-content
  • Customization of our current curriculum materials to meet your needs
  • Design and development of e-newsletters and websites, product presentations, demonstrations and fun corporate messages
  • Assessment centres
  • Materials development and content authoring
  • Copy editing & proofreading

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PearsonPearson is the world’s leading learning company and forms part of the global media and education group that includes our sister companies Penguin, Longman and the Financial Times. We partner with governments and institutions to create innovative solutions to improve learner achievement and institutional effectiveness. Pearson supports learning from the time a child enters school and throughout his or her educational journey. We create and connect content, technology, assessment and services to offer unique learning solutions. We deliver services that can help academic institutions achieve their goals. Our depth and breadth of experience in education and our commitment to learning gains set us apart. Every day, 36,000 Pearson employees in 70 countries strive to bring better, more personalised learning experiences to our customers.

We’ve consulted governments and institutions on education and curriculum redesign. For more than a decade, we have worked with educators and learners to track learning gains and we hold ourselves accountable for not just the products we make, but also for the results we deliver.

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Epson Southern Africa

Epson - Exceed Your VisionEpson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa began in 1997. With headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company has established a network of distributors and resellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This network is dedicated to meeting the particular needs of its customers in their own local markets and serving Epson’s end-consumers with the highest quality products and levels of support.

Epson SA manages the sales and support in 21 sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Kelvin Reynolds is the Regional Manager for Epson South Africa, supported by a team of sales, marketing, CRM and support staff. “Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies,” he says.

The South African operation is seen as the platform for Epson’s expansion into the African continent. Epson believes there is a “massive potential for growth in the area”, with the expansion of retail, banking and other commercial sectors in the post-colonial era.

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Integrated Technology Group

From its beginning ITG (Integrated Technology Group) was fortunate to be established and led by a few visionaries that created principles to building a dynamic, innovative and technology driven group of companies. 23 years of carrying on the main principles and hard work, ITG is proud of seeing our clients as partners of success as together we were able to build these achievements.

Educational Solutions: EduWave® e-Learning & Educational Management Platform and e-Content Development

Government/Enterprise Solutions: WaveGRP® Government Resource Planning; WaveERP®, Enterprise Resource Planning; WaveDMS® Document Management System

With headquarter in Jordan, ITG’s network of strategic partners nowadays cover more than 21 countries worldwide in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The Exceptional demand on our solutions made the strategic decision of investing and creating new branches in certain countries simple; ITG-America, ITG-Asia, and recently ITG-Saudi were established then.

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John Wiley & Sons

Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfil their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia.

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Bi-BrightBi-Bright is part of the Bi-silque group, the leading specialist manufacturer of visual communication products based in Portugal. We supply to more than 60 countries in 5 continents and doing so for almost 40 years.

Our proven track record of innovation, quality and service has enabled us to become the chosen partner for many of the world’s leading companies

But what makes Bi-Bright different?

Decades of experience in producing traditional whiteboards and presentation products enables us to understand the use, application and demands of classroom environment. We have taken that experience to create the total interactive solution for the modern teaching environment.

Our interactive solution includes Interactive Whiteboards and Touchscreen LCD, Tablets, Projectors and a full range of resources. Our strategy has created a solution that is of the highest quality, accuracy and responsiveness; providing the ultimate user friendly experience.

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Sangari AfricaSangari has worked with a number of the world’s leading institutions in education to understand and develop curricular materials, e-learning hardware, and teacher development programs. Our partners including UNESCO, Inter-American Development Bank, Intel and most recently the University of the Witwatersrand, share the common goal of deploying most effective tools to improve student learning in classrooms across the world.

  • Meeting the needs of students
  • Building their understanding of the world around them
  • Preparing them to succeed in the 21st century

For nearly half a century Sangari has worked with countries to prepare future generations with the education and tools they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our educational projects have had an impact on the quality of education in countries across the world, including Brazil, Argentina, United States, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Romania, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique. Today, Sangari’s processes and tools have transformed classrooms and impacted the lives of millions of students and teachers globally, by offering unique expertise in methodologies for teaching and creating dynamic, interactive, meaningful learning experiences.

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MOZAIK Education

MOZAIK Education is the leading textbook publisher and the provider of the most widely used interactive education software in the Hungarian public education, producing educational material up to the highest European standards. Since the foundation of the company over twenty years ago it has been a leading force in the front line of innovation.

Education today faces challenges worldwide. The way knowledge is passed on to our children is just as important as deciding what to teach for future generations. We have to prepare pupils today for the tasks of tomorrow. Our experts in education have the complex answers to face all aspects of this challenge.

The mozaLearn is an integrated educational system, providing adequate digital support for pupils and teachers as well as for parents.

Our all-round service system:

  • Supports teaching by programs designed for interactive whiteboards.
  • Gives active home learning a new dimension with its online supplementary content and test exercises,
  • Helps schools with their wide-ranging facilities in administrative work with its complex digital administrative program.

The digital textbooks in mozaBook make the contents of the printed books more interesting and easily perceivable by using interactive 3D models, videos, exercises, maps and thematic tools.

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CloudseedCloudseed (Pty) Ltd, founded in 2006 is a 100% black owned company offering specialized services in the ICT sector. It has compelling enterprise grade products that make use of best-of-breed technologies to enable its value proposition in all market sectors.

Our professional and innovative services cover the following areas:

  • Planning, scoping, maintenance & operations of ICTE network infrastructures
  • Scoping and Planning of Data and Operating Centres
  • Enterprise development (including Open Source)
  • Network support and monitoring

The company was originally established for the purpose of giving effect to the Gauteng Online Program, by providing 2,200 schools across Gauteng, South Africa with Internet connectivity, including 50,000 desktops, 300+ satellite end-points, 70,000,000+ internet hits daily with 2,000,000 users across 120 POPs.

Cloudseed’s wholesale offering includes two services bundles; Cloudseed Essentials which provides essential business enabling Cloud Services to the enterprise (mail, storage, connectivity) and Networked Hotspots – revenue earning ad-hoc WiFi connectivity.

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BotswanapostAt BotswanaPost, our Vision is to be “An Icon of Excellence connecting People to each other and the Globe”.

To connect people, BotswanaPost has not changed what the Post office has always done. We remain the good old central meeting place in the heart of communities, where people come to post letters and receive mail and parcels.  The only difference is that we are “rapidly changing the way we deliver such services”.

For us at BotswanaPost, new technologies do not pose a threat to our business; instead we see them as a stepping stone to execute our strategic objectives.

We have evolved from a traditionalist post office to a service provider of choice by leveraging on technology and strategic partnerships. We increased our use of ICT by creating innovative channels such as PosoCloud, to provide customer convenience and introduced products such as pre-paid electricity payment through mobile and internet banking, and the recent launch of our POSOPAY ecommerce portal.

These solutions underscore the Business Innovation characteristics that will enable us to be an Icon of Excellence.

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VMwareVMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.

Today VMware is radically transforming IT with technologies that make your business more agile, efficient and profitable. A pioneer in virtualization and policy-driven automation, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire datacentre. The company delivers value to more than 500,000 customers through virtualization software, professional services and a robust ecosystem of more than 55,000 partners that drives application interoperability and customer choice.

With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, the company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

Canon Botswana

Riso AfricaFounded in 1946, RISO ™ (the Japanese word for IDEAL) continually strives to “create fundamentally unique product” – a development philosophy which has helped us give birth to truly unique products

Development of Environmentally-Friendly Products

Since inception, Riso has fostered the belief that technological advance need not go against nature. This commitment to the environment is a core value engrained within the Riso culture, and is evident in our development of products that are designed to work in close, harmony with nature, from our most basic models to the latest EcoCopier range.

Resource and Energy Saving

We understand the conflict faced by business in balancing the need for a printing solution that reduces operating cost against growing concern for the environment. Innovation and environmental concerns no longer have to be mutually exclusive objectives: Our range of products are designed with patented, cutting-edge technology that deliver incredible performance at a fraction of the cost, time and energy consumption involved with conventional printing technologies. The inverse proportion between escalating energy rates and the reduction in supply and reliability has necessitated the need for prudent businesses to become increasingly proactive in the way the manage power. At Riso we are uniquely geared to overcome this issue – every printer sold comes with its own back-up power source to keep you up and running, even when the energy grid is down.

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Silver Partners

Silver Partners

Samsung Education in Africa

SamsungSamsung knows that to be sustainable in Africa it needs to invest in African thought-leadership and ensure the development of a large pool of skilled resources. The company believes the best possible way to do this is by connecting its legacy of innovation with its desire to improve lives, and its business goals on the continent.  Its education strategy is focused on skills development, rural access and connectivity, and bringing the best possible technology into the classroom environment for both privileged and underprivileged schools.

In addition, the company knows that a child’s health is closely tied to the ability to learn at full potential, so it is also invested in improving healthcare and developing programs that speak to the broader basic needs of communities. So far, the company has developed the following unique solutions to cater to these issues: Samsung Electronics Engineering Academies, Solar Powered Internet School, Solar Power Generator, Solar Powered Health Centre, Tele-Medicine Centre, eLearning Centres, and Smart School Solutions.

Together these programs will help the company meet its goal of directly impacting the lives of 5 million Africans by 2015.

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ElsevierElsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges.

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EduteqEduTeq provides world class turnkey solutions and systems integration for Engineering, Science and Technology Applications in Education, Training and Industrial environments. A single source through which you can define, design, equip and maintain your laboratory or workshop facility.

EduTeq Limited was established in 2002 by an experienced group of practitioners who have over 70 years of collective experience in implementing educational and industrial projects around the world.

We offer a comprehensive range of services from project definition and planning through to equipment installation, commissioning, and training, specialising in turnkey solutions primarily for:

  • Industrial Training Centres
  • Vocational Training Centres
  • Oil and Gas Training Centres
  • Universities and Teacher Training Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Testing Laboratories

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JS Group

Operating in the UK and Africa, the JS Group meets the information and technology needs of the higher education sector. Our business consists of three main groups, John Smith’s, Aspire and JS International.

  • John Smith’s run campus student stores in the UK supplying everything a student could need to support their studies.
  • Aspire is a smartcard technology solution that universities and sponsors use for the cashless distribution of book allowances and other financial awards.
  • JS International is a business that operates in Africa running some of the largest, world-class campus bookshops on the continent.  JS International works with a number of universities in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Our partner company, Kortext, is a leading eBook platform which is dedicated to providing students 24/7 access to their eTextbooks.  With the ability to download content on 5 separate devices, Kortext really is able to provide students access to their books anywhere and anytime.

To find out more about the JS Group please visit

Festo Didactic

Do you need to bridge industry and education, close the skills gap that’s holding you back?

Festo is both; we know how to educate for industry’s needs. We are global leaders both in innovative industrial automation, and in technical education that is hands-on, inspiring and industry-relevant.

Festo was founded in 1925, has a presence in over 250 countries, and invests strongly in research and training. Festo Didactic is the educational division, and has been active in Southern Africa for 40 years. Where there is industry, there is Festo.

Festo Didactic delivers training for productivity through seminars for industry, and training for employability by bringing cutting-edge industrial technology into the engineering classrooms of the world, building the core skills for successful industrialisation.

Festo Didactic supplies:

  • Training Panels for Vocational Institutes
  • Technology Workstations for Polytechnics
  • Learning Factories for Universities
  • Textbooks, Simulation Software and E-Learning
  • Train-the-Trainer

Festo Didactic consults in:

  • Matching Curricula to Industry
  • Lab Design
  • Market Survey and Implementation

Festo Didactic is a Global Partner for the WorldSkills International competitions in:

  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Robotics

We are the engineers of productivity.
Engage us on how to build your industry of tomorrow, today.

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Lucas-Nülle GmbH

Lucas NuelleCommitted to technology and quality

For now 40 years, Lucas-Nülle has been developing and producing sophisticated high-quality training systems in Kerpen/Germany. These systems cover the whole field of electrical engineering including:

  • Power Engineering/Renewable Energies
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Refrigeration System Technology
  • Automation Technology
  • Electrical Installation Technology
  • Lab Systems

Lucas-Nülle training systems are deployed throughout the world where they are seen as the benchmark for quality, efficiency and technology.

We are able to provide turn-key solutions including curricula, lab-world layout, installation and training.

Ensuring a successful future

Lucas-Nülle GmbH has devoted itself to this challenge. Working within a German tradition of demanding vocational training and engineering schooling, we have been developing and manufacturing training equipment and systems for key technologies.

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PHYWE Systeme GmbH

PHYWE - 100 yearsFor 100 years PHYWE has been developing, producing, supplying and installing

  • scientific equipment
  • complete experiments
  • curriculum compliant solution systems

for science education and scientific research at schools and universities.

Modern e-Learning systems, software and a broad spectrum of services including training courses, on-site installation and comprehensive pre-sales consulting complete our offering.

Our competence, quality and reliability – made in Germany – has enabled us to become one of the world leading companies for the supply of training and educational equipment for the teaching of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Applied Sciences.

More than 145,000 customers in over 95 countries (including those in Africa for over 30 years) value our experience and products. PHYWE is your sought-after partner for schools, colleges, universities, private institutes, museums and research institutions worldwide.

A member of the Lucas-Nülle Group of companies and together with more than 60 PHYWE authorised International Sales Partners (ISP), we offer you individually tailored solutions from a single source.

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HumanWare – seeing is believing

HumanWareHumanWare has been providing assistive technology for over 25 years to people of all ages, who are blind or visually impaired. During this time, we have been acknowledged as world leaders who provide outstanding technological solutions to our customers. Our products have won numerous awards and accolades for their design, functionality and ease of use.

Recently, we launched Prodigi, a new, innovative and exciting product which will change the way people with low vision read. For over 45 years, people with low vision have been forced to read using electronic magnification which is not conducive to reading for long periods of time. Prodigi is revolutionary and groundbreaking technology, a powerful combination of intelligent design and simplicity.

Our Braille products have an enviable reputation and are equally popular within education, the workplace and at home. The intuitive BrailleNote Apex and Brailliant Braille Displays both work with Apple IOS devices brilliantly.

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Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Around the globe, Blackboard solutions are helping to improve every aspect of the education experience. Clients are using our technology to reach more students in immediate, personalized new ways. They are helping their educators become more effective. Keeping everyone informed, involved, collaborating together, and meeting the high expectations of today’s learners. And they’re doing it in a cost-effective way that helps to sustain services and programs, even as outcomes are improved over time—finally, the new generation of education is here.

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Eagle Scientific

Eagle ScientificEagle Scientific are international project contractors, offering consultancy, vocational training, equipment supply and technical support. We have clients in both the public and private sectors, including the World Bank, ADB, Crown Agents, and various UN agencies.

We are a leading supplier of medical, research, educational, and vocational training equipment, with more than 30 years’ experience throughout the African continent.

As well as providing equipment, we have significant experience in the management of turnkey projects, from inception to installation, and on-going technical support. This includes:

  • Consultancy
  • Facility design
  • Equipment procurement
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Training of facility staff, to internationally recognized standards

Due to established relationships with leading UK academic institutions, we can also help with the development of curriculums and courseware material.

Recent examples of projects include:

  • 2010: Communications training laboratories, Algeria. Value $11,200,000
  • 2010: Oil and gas training centre, Nigeria. Value $3,200,000
  • 2009: Vocational training workshops, Nigeria. Value $7,800,000

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IntelitekIntelitek is a global leader in providing turnkey solutions for Human Resources Development, Capacity Building, Technological Education and Vocational Training.

With more than 26,000 clients in over 50 countries, as well as over 30 years of experience, Intelitek assists its clients in defining their needs, planning projects, procurement and installation of equipment & specialized software, and training of personnel.

Intelitek also assists its clients in obtaining financial solutions for projects.

Intelitek puts an emphasis on:

Blended LearningCombining theoretical study as well as ‘hands-on’ training on simulation models and long distance learning.

Cutting edge products & software –Design and Engineering, Mechatronics and Automation, Automated Manufacturing, Industrial training.

Long Life Learning, (LLL) – Our educational solutions enable technological education from an early age and throughout life.

Training of the Trainers – Selection and training of trainers for each project. Through the use of training development methodologies, we enhance pedagogical skills and maintain continued productivity over time.

Our clients include:

  • Universities
  • High Schools
  • Vocational Training Centers
  • Industrial Training Centers
  • Ministries of Education

Intelitek – Bridging the gap between the educational system and the needs of the national economy

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Bronze Partners

Bronze Partners

JP – Inspiring Knowledge

Founded in March 1989, JP-inspiring knowledge is a Portuguese Company dedicated to the design, development and distribution of Technological Solutions, and leader of a global reference initiative pioneering ICT-based Education. JP-inspiring knowledge manufactures high quality computer equipment, like the leading brands in Portugal – Tsunami and mgseries, and strives for the strength, competitiveness, innovation and quality of their products.


To deliver purpose-built solutions for education through ICT products and services that foster human development.

At JP-inspiring knowledge we build custom products and services that are specific to each educational context and have developed a network of key global players with vast experience in ICT and Education.

We are working to bridge the digital divide in Education between and within countries, allowing each country to provide equal access to the best available pedagogical tools. It is our objective to assure that children develop successfully and leapfrog into the new global society.


Based on existing agreements and projects running, JP-inspiring knowledge is the world largest OEM deploying Intel® Classmate student devices. We are currently operating in more than 70 countries directly or through partners, and have delivered over 5 million CMPCs worldwide.

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Macmillan EducationMacmillan is a global publisher with a strong presence in Africa, with operations in over 50 countries and is part of one of the world’s best known publishing groups. For over 100 years we have forged a reputation of excellence and innovation by publishing market-leading learning and teaching materials for all levels of education and languages. Not only do we have a strong tradition in print, we also focus on digital and online educational publishing. Throughout our business we are committed to supporting educators and learners with cutting-edge, easy-to-use, simple and quality products and services.

The strength of our curriculum list is something of which we are very proud of. Our specialised publishing teams work with South African authors and researchers to develop and test materials of the highest standards and quality that will add value to learners’ education and ensure that our products meet all the National Curriculum Statement’s requirements and standards.

We offer a comprehensive spread in ALL Grades, ALL official languages, ALL Learning Areas and even higher education, including FET Colleges. Our offering also includes unique and exciting Early Childhood Development materials, the well-known Guidelines Blue Book Series study guides, literature and other exciting reading materials. With distinct and reputable brands we prove that Education for all is available with Macmillan.

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CiscoCisco is the worldwide leader in networking technology. With a diverse and global workforce and with offices in more than 165 countries, we change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns. We solve our customers’ most important business challenges by delivering intelligent networks and technology architectures built on integrated products, services, and software platforms. We anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities and develop world-class technology with a history of market changing innovation. We possess unrivalled expertise, from our people to our partners. Cisco helps you make the most of tomorrow’s opportunities. Across the world, in homes, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, NGOs and government organisations, we make amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. At Cisco, we believe “Tomorrow starts here”.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Who We Are

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

Key Markets

K–12 Institutions

At an enterprise level, we are turning around schools by partnering with administrators, teachers, parents and students. We collaborate with these stakeholders to develop and deliver interactive, results-driven solutions that build an interactive network across the entire education community, promoting a continuous cycle of instruction and assessment that empowers students of every learning style to explore their full academic potential. Our unique enterprise approach is especially effective at equipping parents with the necessary tools to support and motivate their children beyond the classroom, and at helping low-performing schools reach and exceed their goals—ultimately driving the achievement of the student.

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Triumph Board

Triumph BoardWe as TRIUMPH BOARD are a European manufacturer of Interactive Whiteboards and Audio Visual equipment, selling to the Educational and Corporate sectors across 50 EMEA countries, North America and going World Wide now.

The TRIUMPH BOARD range includes interactive whiteboards, interactive LED LCD monitors, audience response systems (voting), document cameras, data/interactive projectors, tablets, supporting software and further allied products. For more product information please see our website or


iCarnegie Global Learning provides innovative and impactful education strategies and workforce development programs. The company serves a wide range of education clients spanning governments, school systems, university and vocational education. Drawing on decades of research and expertise at Carnegie Mellon University, iCarnegie Global Learning focuses on the most pressing challenges facing education – teacher quality, the advancement of STEM and robotics programs, and connection to industry to prepare youth for the high-demand jobs that promote sustainable economic prosperity.

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PanoptoPanopto develops innovative video capture solutions that record demonstrations, presentations, tutorials, or virtually any type of communication. Built with technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Panopto includes a variety of learning management tools that promote on-demand creation and engagement. Panopto has been adopted by more than 500 universities, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide.

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BrotherBrother Industries Ltd is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Its products include printers, multifunction printers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics. Brother distributes its products both under its own name and under OEM agreements with other companies. For over a century, since Brother started its repair business for industrial sewing machines in 1908, the Brother Group has been responding to changing times and continuing to offer unique products and services to customers. Today, the Brother Group produces communications and printing equipment, including printers and All-in-Ones, at manufacturing and sales facilities in more than 40 countries and regions, allowing it to implement truly global business strategies and activities. In order to achieve further growth, the Brother Group has made advancing efforts to become a “truly global company” in various aspects such as development, manufacture, sales, and human resources development, and thereby fulfilling their mid- to long-term corporate vision.

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ThoughtWorksThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. Our clients are people and organizations with ambitious missions; we deliver disruptive thinking and technology to empower them to succeed. In our 20th year, over 2300 ThoughtWorks employees are currently serving clients in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, South Africa, Uganda, the U.K., and the U.S.

We actively seek to put our expertise to work for everyone by collaborating with organizations with a humanitarian mission, broad reach, and a passion to use technology to better fulfill their social missions.

Your Vision, Our Software, World Changing.

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Africa Publishing Company

Africa Publishing CompanyAfrica Publishing Company publishes and distributes lifestyle-oriented, non-fiction books on self-help, relationships, health, and inspirational-spiritual titles. We take special care to produce books that are relevant to the African market, with appealing themes and professional presentation. One of our primary goals is to develop and distribute material written by African authors.

Africa Publishing Company is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where we have access to the latest publishing and printing innovations.

We also offer the services of project management, content development and large volume printing for several African countries.

Although our publishing processes take place in Cape Town, we outsource all our printing to local or international partners according to the size of the project. We are able to deliver our materials anywhere in Africa through our different freight partners. Our company currently distributes books in South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Ghana, and the Americas.

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ICT Dynamix

ICT DynamicsICT Dynamix is a Botswana registered company (100% Citizen Owned) that specialises in IT Consulting, System Integrations, Application Implementation, Website Development and Design and Implementation of High-Speed Convergence Technologies. Incorporated in Botswana in November 2001 company Number 2001/4365. To offer cutting edge communication solution and services.  For the past twelve years ICT Dynamix has been predominately building network infrastructure for customers through copper, fibre and wireless equipment.

Management took a strategic position to venture into Value Added Network Service Provision. We offer services such as Vidyo, Voice and Data enabling MOBILITY and COLLABORATION ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICES with ANYONE.

Converged Communications

In today’s competitive marketplace, an organisation’s business agility is determined by the speed with which it can transform data into information and accelerate communication – internally as well as with customers and partners.

ICT Dynamix will Get You Ahead.

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21st Century Skills Foundation – Evening Reception Sponsor

21stCenturySkillsFoundationThe mission of the 21st Century Skills Foundation is to educate, inspire and empower students to reach their potential. We do this by giving teachers and students access to leading edge technology, stimulating and progressive education content and globally recognised certification programmes.

We believe that every student should have the education and skills to thrive in the 21st Century. We work with leading companies, institutes and educationalists around the world to make this happen.

In our advisory capacity, we also work with Governments and Ministries to develop innovative education programmes – thereby creating jobs, stimulating foreign direct investment and driving economic growth.

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Botswana Telecommunications Corporation – Official Connectivity Partner

beMobileBTCBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament (BTC Act) to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services.

In 1996, an amendment of the Telecommunications Act repealed the monopoly of BTC and introduced other service providers in the telecommunications arena.
A Privatization Policy was born in 2000, through which the Government intended to implement a reform programme to improve the efficiency, productivity and competiveness of the public sector.

Following the Government’s decision to privatize BTC, in 2008, the BTC (Transition) Act was passed by parliament to assist the privatization process. Following further liberalization of the telecommunications industry and establishment of a regulatory authority, BTC mobile network, beMOBILE was established in 2008.

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