digiTAAL Programme is a six-phased programme designed by Abuti Rams Consultancy (ARC) aimed at capacitating rural and township SMMEs with ICT skills and propelling them to access business opportunities in both public and private sector.

The name digTAAL is a conjunction of two words namely; Digital and Taal. The word Taal finds its origins from Dutch/Afrikaans word to mean ‘language’. In the mid-90s, the slang word ‘Taal’ was introduced and used in Gauteng Townships such as Soweto, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Alexandra, etc. It is for this reason that we strive to redefine a new digital media language that is tailored for a South African audience.

Content for the programme is custom-made by industry experts and various partners such as the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), Intel’s She Will Connect Africa, National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) and Geekulcha to the highest standards. The programme will comprise of the six phases which includes:

  • ICT Pre-Skills Assessment;
  • ICT Youth Bootcamp;
  • Capacity Building Workshops;
  • Progress Check Workshop;
  • On-going Online Mentorship Programme (supporting phase); and
  • ICT Post-Skills Assessment.

To improve on the effectiveness of digiTAAL Programme and the ICT Youth Bootcamp, we would like to collect a couple of answers about your business in order to connect you to opportunities within ICT companies in South Africa.