Changing lives

through digital skills education

Digify Africa’s mission is to contribute towards the reduction of youth unemployment. Our goal is to train young Africans in skills that are in demand and enable them to create sustainable livelihoods in the digital economy.

10 +
Hours to complete the Digify Pro course
10
Graduates
3 %
Female
1 %
Male
1 out of 10
Graduates are still employed in the digital field

Digify PRO

Our Digify PRO graduates learn digital marketing, content marketing, social media strategy, search engine optimisation, email marketing, website analytics, social media advertising, and digital entrepreneurship.
Year
Nigeria
Kenya
South Africa
2021
70
55
40
2020
100
50
73
2019
20
57
60
2018
40

Boost with Facebook

Our Boost with Facebook programme is specifically designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Course material includes: how to create Facebook ads, using Facebook insights to understand your audience, how to scale your advertising online, how to find new customers using Instagram, and more. Through these classes, we shift the focus from simply consuming social media to help our trainees understand how to use these platforms as a powerful business tool.
Year
Total
2021
3 664
2020
3 500
2019
2 500
2018
2 112

Ilizwe Lam

We turn our attention to high school learners in Ilizwe Lam, by sharing key skills about how to stay safe online, protect your online accounts, manage your digital footprint, and the essentials of digital citizenship. Ilizwe Lam caters for teachers, parents and high school learners.

Year
Learners
Teachers
Parents
2021
10 197
693
2020
6 348
555
267
2019
2 581
2018
1 504

Testimonals

Sinenhlanhla Dhlamini

I remember the date and day so vividly because I couldn’t believe this great organisation had seen potential in this little girl with no work experience. I served as a community manager until December 2020. During my time there, I acquired immense skills that are helping me in my current role at Digify Africa’s partner Wunderman Thompson. The skills I acquired were the following:

  • Creative social media copywriting
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Reporting skills

Being a part of this project taught me flexibility and being able to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of social media platforms. I was able to learn how to strategically apply myself and my mind to everything (most things) around me in order to come up with great ideas that appealed to the Standard Bank community.

On the 4th of January, I was given the opportunity to help community manage one of Wunderman’s global clients and since then I have had the privilege of assisting other local and international brands. This may not have been possible without Digify Africa and the Dinaledi project.

Sinenhlanhla Dhlamini
Senior Community Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Siemens)
Inga Sikweyiya

I was part of the LiveMag programme, a writing and multimedia training programme that widened my skill set. I joined the Dinaledi team in March 2020, as a Community Manager, growing to co-team leader, and then to stand-in Senior Community Manager, until the 10th May 2021. I have since joined Wunderman Thompson permanently as of 11th May 2021 as Senior Community Manager on their Standard Bank account. Being part of Digify Africa provided me with greater work and networking opportunities and continues to grant me access to professional spaces where I would have otherwise not been privy to.

Inga Sikweyiya
Senior Community Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Standard Bank)
Seithati Sengoatsi

My love for the digital industry all started at Digify Africa. I have Digify Africa to thank for all my knowledge and skills in the digital industry. From the day I started my LiveMag internship to my last day at Digify Africa, working with Facebook. I was given the opportunity to work with amazing partners Red Bull Amaphikho, British Council (Cosy), Facebook (Iliwze Lam and Virtual Bootcamps) and Standard Bank. I was also given the opportunity to grow and learn and help others learn as well.

During my time with Digify Africa, I also managed to get my Facebook Blueprint Certification. On the 3rd of May, I started my new job with Wunderman Thompson, a partner of Digify Africa that I worked briefly with on the Standard Bank account. I will use all the skills I obtained at Digify Africa to succeed in my current role and grow within the global community.

Seithati Sengoatsi
Community Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Vodacom)
Boyd Ndlazi

My experience at Digify is one that I’ll never forget nor take for granted. I was able to develop my leadership and digital skills while meeting a lot of great people in the process. It was really the perfect springboard from which to catapult my budding digital marketing career.

Boyd Ndlazi
Social Media Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Ford)
Rudzani Mncube

In September 2019, I had the honour of being part of the Digify Pro 10.0 cohort. The ten-week intensive digital marketing program provided me with a hands-on learning experience that combined theory and practical skills. In March 2020 I joined the Dinaledi team as a Community Manager working on the Standard Bank account. I was later promoted to a co-team lead position.

June 2021, Wunderman Thompson hand-picked me to join the company permanently as a Community Manager on Coke. Prior to my start date, I had completed the social media training offered by Digify Africa. This has helped me perform better in my current position.

Digify Africa has greatly helped me build professional connections and unlock doors I previously lacked access to.

Rudzani Mncube
Community Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Coke)
Busi Madikane

I graduated from the Digify Pro programme in December 2019, where I acquired valuable digital marketing skills and knowledge about the industry. In January 2020, I joined the Dinaledi team as a Community Manager. After six months, I was allowed to be the acting team lead and later was offered the role permanently as a co-team lead. I was a stand-in Senior Community Manager at Wunderman in June 2021. In October 2021, I will be joining Wunderman Thompson permanently as a Senior Community Manager on their Standard Bank CIB account.

I am grateful for my experience with Digify Africa as they have been able to equip me with skills and opportunities that I would not have been able to have access to so easily. Digify Africa has enabled me to seamlessly change careers, grow my knowledge and skillset, and teach me lessons that I will take with me far.

Busi Madikane
Senior Community Manager at Wunderman Thompson (Standard Bank)