Aug 17

Amazon plans to train 100 000 South Africans to do cloud computing – for free

Amazon Web Services, the tech subsidiary of the global e-commerce giant, is planning to get 100 000 young South Africans trained as certified cloud computing practitioners… for free. News24 reports the plan centres on AWS’s Skills Centre in Cape Town, the first of its kind outside of the US. AWS managing director of Europe, Middle East, Europe and Africa, Tanuja Randery, says the company was aiming to promote economic growth and job creation, especially since virtual cloud spending has increased by more than 13% in this country.