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Introducing Digify Africa

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We started making waves as Livity Africa in 2011 with Live Magazine – the first youth-led publication in South Africa, which launched the careers of many industry leaders today. Through Live Mag we saw the power of digital to connect young people in new ways, and to change lives through the unique vocational learning programme we established for its young contributors.

We also saw how the lack of access to basic digital skills meant that many couldn’t seize the economic opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution. This lack of access to skills holds back the transformation and economic development that Africa needs.

If we cannot deliver these skills to young people, alongside employability and entrepreneurial ability, the negative impact will be far-reaching, for the individual, society, business and the continent. We set up Digify Africa in 2014 to start bridging the continent’s digital divide.

Digify Africa offers accessible youth-centred learning programmes at all levels, from work-ready digital skills to those needed to enter the marketing industry, or for entrepreneurs to take their hustle to the next level. What’s more, we help businesses take advantage of this incredible growing talent pool of over 85,000 movers and shakers who make up our alumni network.

We do not train for training`s sake. We aim at critical skills that industry and the economy needs. Our mission is to put a stop to the digital divide. Our vision is an entire generation of youth on the African continent using the growing digital economy to launch and sustain their own livelihoods. We will activate Africa`s most valuable natural resources — young people — as a solution to one of its most critical challenges: youth unemployment.

Official Digify Africa website coming soon…

Calling all aspiring content creators

by: admin - 19 August 2018

Calling all aspiring content creators

Are you a blogger or YouTuber? Do you host a podcast? Live Mag’s content creators programme is looking for you. Content makes the web go round. If this statement makes you say “yaaassss!!”, then chances are you have a great blog, take mean pictures and videos, or looking for opportunities to turn your passion for...

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Women of Digify Africa: We speak to Nomacala Mpeta

by: admin - 9 August 2018

Women of Digify Africa: We speak to Nomacala Mpeta

Digify Africa boasts a staff complement of 93% women. For Womens’ Month, we spoke to Advanced Learning Manager, Nomacala Mpeta to chat about her experience as a black woman in corporate and in digital. What is your advice for women who want to get into digital? Go for it! There has never been an industry...

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Lead the digital revolution

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 31 January 2018

Lead the digital revolution

Calling all experienced digital whizzes based in Durban! We are looking for trainers who have in-depth knowledge and are experienced in digital marketing and technology to join the Digify Africa trainer network. Digify Africa is an award-winning digital training initiative. The initiative is designed to up skill the next generation of digital talent in preparation...

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Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 11 January 2018

Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

Calling all artists looking to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level! British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Digify Africa bring you a brand new training programme designed to give artists the skills they need to make the most of the digital world...

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Want to turn your blog into a business? Lelo Boyana has great tips

by: Lerato Mogoatlhe - 22 October 2017

Want to turn your blog into a business? Lelo Boyana has great tips

Lelo Boyana turned her love of celebrity news into one South Africa’s leading celebrity and entertainment news blogs. Eight years after she launched www.justcurious.co.za, the site now has more 60 000 monthly online users. Last year, she turned her  attention to women’s interest with Chica Africa. One of the speakers at the Facebook Youth Enterprise...

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