DigiSkills Africa 2024 Programme

Interested in learning what digital transformation would entail in the pharmaceutical and food processing/manufacturing sectors?

Following the success of the pilot programme, DigiSkills Africa, a short course in digital transformation applied to the life sciences industry will be offered to South African and African graduates starting in February 2024.

The DigiSkills Africa course will be offered by our Irish partner, InnoGlobal, in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland (South Africa), the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the Department of Science & Innovation, and the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

The course will include:

• research into current and future trends in manufacturing;

• the application and impact of the greater use of technology;

• data analysis and visualisation on performance (including concepts associated with Big Data);

• the impact on organisations and levels of maturity to complete such transformations; and

• ethical and corporate social responsibilities associated with such changes.

South African and African graduates from the following countries are eligible to apply: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, United Republic Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Graduates must have a 4-year BSc Honours or BEng degree. Graduates currently undertaking or who have completed a MSc or MEng degree are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: 19th January 2024

More details on the DigiSkills Africa programme:


Dr Bonita de Swardt
Programme Manager: Strategic Partnerships for Human Capital Development
South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
No 2 Fir Street, Black River Park,
Observatory 7925,
Cape Town, South AfricaTel: +27 21 506 7300
Email: bonita@sarao.ac.za