Edit Microsystems in the Press

Edit Microsystems has been featured in many magazines and on many websites. Take a look at some of the latest articles on Edit Microsystems in the press.You can find out more about Edit Micro here. Click on the below links to read the articles for yourself.

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City of Cape Town to roll-out ‘baby’ learning aids
The Citizen
25 June 2016
“The City of Cape Towns social development and early childhood development directorate will soon incorporate 32 baby simulators into its substance abuse programme for children, says mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development Suzette Little.”

Technology help blind people surf the internet
Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
Mail & Guardian
24 – 31 March 2016
“There are many things I want to be when I grow up,” 12-year-old Jonas Ndlovu says in his soft voice. “When I was doing grade three, I wanted to be a farmer because I like animals.”
Seated on an office chair, his small frame is still except for his fingers, which he intertwines.
“But then in grade four, I learnt about the courts and that entertained me. I want to protect people so I wanted to be a lawyer.

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First public ICT awards winners named
IT-online
26 October 2015
“The winners of the first annual Public ICT Awards were announced in Durban last night. The awards, designed and launched by State Information Technology Agency (Sita) provide a platform to promote and profile innovation and transformation through products, solutions and service delivery.”

SA GovTech Awards
Htxt.africa
26 October 2015
“The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) walked away with three major awards at the inaugural Public ICT Awards held last night at the GovTech conference at the Durban International Conference Centre.”

Great South African Innovations
South Africa: The Good News
19 October 2015
“MyWorld of Tomorrow recently announced the finalists for the South African Innovation Awards – an awards programme aimed at recognising and celebrating innovative companies and individuals.”

2015 South African Innovation Awards finalists
Bizcommunity
1 October 2015
“As part of the overall MyWorld of Tomorrow (MWOT) programme, the finalists for the SA Innovation Awards have been announced. These awards are aimed at recognising and celebrating innovation companies and individuals.”

MWoT announces 2015 South African Innovation Awards finalists
IT News Africa
30 September 2015
“MyWorld of Tomorrow, in partnership with Business Connexion and Business Day, has announced the finalists for the SA Innovation Awards – an awards programme aimed at recognising and celebrating innovative companies and individuals.”

Braille e-readers open doors for blind learners
Western Cape Government
September 2015
“The Western Cape Education Department has invested more than R1 million in new technology to support blind learners at the two schools for the blind in the province.”

W Cape schools for e-learning
Cape Argus
10 September 2015
“Cape Town – The Western Cape’s e-learning plan, which will provide free high-speed internet access to all Western Cape schools by the end of next year, will revolutionise education, Premier Helen Zille says.”

Insufficient assistive tech for special needs pupils
It!Web
8 September 2015
“The inclusion of technology in the South African educational system is still in its nascent stage.”

Local e-education company gets global award
It!Web
28 August 2015
“South African-based supplier of educational and corporate technology solutions, Edit Microsystems, was recently presented with a Frost & Sullivan global award for Best Practices in Customer Service Leadership within the eEducation industry.”

Cape Town expanding baby simulators in schools
News24
23 August 2015
“Cape Town – Pupils at Cape Town public schools will soon have access to dolls that simulate the effects of various forms of abuse on babies.”

Education kudos for tech company
Tygerburger
22 July 2015
“Edit Microsystems, an education technology company that has implemented sustainable Corporate Social Investment (CSI) projects in various subjects at schools, scooped a top award at SABC African EduWeek.”

Digital world is opened to the blind
Tygerburger
22 July 2015
“Although completely blind, Kyle Williams (23) says he can become a heart surgeon.”

Bringing US training technology to local market
Engineering News
21 November 2014
“Cape Town-based educational and corporate technology solutions supplier Edit Microsystems says that it now distributes welding training technology, the GuideWeld Live, to the Southern African market.”

Groundbreaking technology bringing low vision and blind earners into the light
Biztech Africa
22 June 2014
“If I had had this technology when I was still in school, I would probably have become a heart surgeon,” says 22-year-old Kyle Williams, IT specialist at Edit Microsystems, who provides onsite support to the Athlone School for the Blind in Cape Town. Kyle is visually impaired and a former pupil of the school and currently assists the learners and teachers of the school to use 44 new BrailleNote Apex computers.”

Minister Grant to visit Athlone School for the Blind
Western Cape Government
21 May 2014
“Tomorrow, 22 May 2014, outgoing Minister for Education Donald Grant, will be visiting Athlone School for the Blind to see how the provision of new technologies to the school is improving the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners.”

New technology assists visually impaired learner attend public school
Western Cape Government
14 April 2014
“This morning I visited Swartland High School to meet Grade 9 learner, Pieter-Jans Durr, who has recently moved from the Pioneer School for the Blind to Swartland High School.”

How innovative technology is bringing low vision learners into light
Ventures Africa
“If I had had this technology when I was still in school, I would probably have become a heart surgeon,” says 22-year-old Kyle Williams, IT specialist at Edit Microsystems, who provides onsite support to the Athlone School for the Blind in Cape Town. Kyle is visually impaired and a former pupil of the school and currently assists the learners and teachers of the school to use 44 new BrailleNote Apex computers.”

Hi-tech help for blind pupils
Times Live
14 April 2014
“Visually impaired Western Cape schoolboy Pieter-Jans Durr is testimony to the ability of technology to bridge the gap between the academic performance of blind people and that of sighted pupils.”

Government serious about education
Daily News
10 March 2014
“Government is serious about developing education, especially by addressing the needs of special leaners, says the Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Patrick Masimolole”

DionWired donated SMARTboards to schools for children with disabilities
Media Update
4 December 2013
“The lives of hundreds of learners and their teachers have just been transformed, thanks to the donation of 16 SMARTBoards to eight schools for children with disabilities in the Western Cape and Pretoria, as part of a nationwide corporate social investment programme by DionWired.”

Visually impaired learners receive new e-braille computers
This Ability
19 April 2013
“The Western Cape MEC for Education Donald Grant’s Directorate of Specialised Education Support recently conducted a study that looked at ways in which the Department could best support blind learners by using different technologies.”

Cost-effective welding simulator for industrial training
Engineering News
8 March 2013
“An affordable gas metal arc virtual welding simulator enables schools, colleges and even companies to begin entry-level welding training, or to use the simulator to assess the talents of new entrants, says education systems company Edit Microsystems product manager Tamryn Smit.”

Technology opens doors for blind learners in South Africa
Specialised Education Support
19 February 2013
“New technologies to support blind learners at the two Schools for the Blind have been supplied to the TWO Schools for the Blind in the Western Cape, South Africa.”

Schools for blind get braille PC’s
Iol.co.za
13 February 2013
“Cape Town – New e-Braille portable computers were handed to the Athlone School for the Blind and the Pioneer School in Worcester by Education MEC Donald Grant, who said that they would “revolutionise” teaching and learning.”

Visually impaired learners receive new e-braille computers
Western Cape Government
13 February 2013
“I am delighted to launch a project that will revolutionize the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners.”

Visually impaired learners get e-braille computers
News24
13 February 2013
“Cape Town – Visually impaired learners at two schools in the Western Cape received technological devices that will contribute to improve access and the quality of their learning.”

Visually impaired learners receive new e-braille computers
South African Government
12 February 2013
“I am delighted to launch a project that will revolutionize the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners.”

Minister Grant to handover equipment to visually impaired learners
Western Cape Government
12 February 2013
“Minister Grant will be handing over new equipment that will contribute significantly to improving access to learning and teaching materials and to quality learning by visually impaired learners.”

South Africa: Visually Impaired Learners Receive New E-Braille Computers
allAfrica
12 February 2013
“I am delighted to launch a project that will revolutionize the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners.”

NEC Display Solutions appoints Edit Microsystems [PTY] LTD as a preferred partner
African Brains
4 September 2012
“NEC Display Solutions Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of a new preferred partner, Edit Microsystems (Pty) Ltd. Edit Microsystems has been involved in the supply of education solutions to schools and corporate solutions to businesses throughout South Africa for more than 21 years.”

DionWired get SMART second time around
22 September 2011
Durbanzone
“Now, children with disabilities can experience colours, watch a plant grow and visualize how the digestive system works.”

Special needs schools get smart
IT!Web
24 May 2011
“DionWired has begun supplying interactive whiteboards to special needs schools around the country.”

DionWired gives SMART boost to special needs’ schools
mybroadband
24 May 2011
“DionWired has begun the rollout of its corporate social investment programme to supply interactive whiteboards to schools for learners with disabilities and, by end June, 15 installations will have been completed in schools in Gauteng, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Northern Province.”

DionWired helps Alma School get SMART
skills portal
26 April 2011
“Ensuring that special needs children receive an education has proved extremely difficult in South Africa. Up until 1994, up to 70 percent of these learners remained outside the school system – and, even today, most schools who are dedicated to educating disabled students have few resources.”

DionWired makes a SMART move
We can change
“DionWired presented four SMARTBoards to schools in the Western Cape. This brings the total number of SMARTBoards provided to schools catering for children with disabilities across the country to 30 and means that, to date, DionWired has invested in approximately 240,000 hours of quality learning for the children who need it most.”

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Edit Microsystems have also been featured in many print newspapers, you can download scanned copies of the articles here
The Star 23 May 2014 pg5 New e-Braille devices will help visually impaired pupils study better
Cape Argus 15 April 2014 Pg 3 Swartland_New Tech helps blind pupil
The New Age 15 April 2014 Pg 3 Swartland_Not impaired by his handicap
This Ability Feb-March Edition pg8 eBraille Tech for schools
Tygerburger – Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 – Sign impaired go high-tech
Guardian Dec 2012 KFM SMART Board Donation
Die Burger 13 Feb pg9 eBraille_e-leser maak wereld oop
Cape Argus 13 Feb pg18 eBraille_Schools for the blind get braille computers

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