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Networking Academy South Africa

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Cisco Networking Academy South Africa

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide


Cisco established the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) in order to contribute to the upskilling of the globe so that we have an employable workforce that understands how to operate in an IoT environment.

The program has been implemented in the Pan Africa region, and is our flagship CSR project where we partner with Government, schools, NGOs, colleges and universities to afford students the opportunity to become IT networking professionals.

Cisco Networking Academy in South Africa

Since our inception in 1998, Cisco courses have reached 80,000 students across South Africa and we have invested R200 million+ towards IT skills advancement.

Currently, there are over 62 networking academies across South Africa which includes universities, TVET Colleges as well as public benefit organisations.

Over the past 15 years, Cisco has invested approximately R100 million in the development of South Africa's advanced ICT skills base with more than 8,000 students having been trained in just the past academic year.

To find out more, visit the

Cisco Networking Academy website