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Economic issues Vs Political manifestos: Fulfilling a promise to all South Africans

No room for Hope but Solutions

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The University of South Africa (UNISA) graduate school of Business Leadership was host to the Business Management Forum were the Democratic Alliance(DA), African Covenant(AC), African National Congress(ANC), and the African Transformation Movement( ATM) held a conventional event to unpack economic issues in the context of leadership.

Dr. Binganidzo Muchara also took time to shed light on dire South African issues such as unemployment, poverty, inequality and Political Parties promises, and he questioned which one of the political parties fall in the capable hands to be able to provide South African citizens solutions.

Now that the whole Country has witnessed the outcome of the 2019 elections, with the ANC still in power however this time around under new leadership, it is safe to say in the words of Dr. Binganidzo Muchara, ” We need more than political Manifestos”.

Taking a look at how economic issues have taken a tall on every system, and with increasing student protests he asked, ” Who has solutions to an education system that is skills driven, and not just a mere qualification bureau?”

” As a school of Business Leadership are we confidant about the contribution we put forward, do we do enough to contribute to South Africa’s education system training these leaders, including politicians with good standards”, Mucahra said.

He further said the challenge they face as an education system is that ” we have to design a syllabus that talks to a certain ethical partner that we believe in, people who can desert the party for sake of principles.”

“We have been doing a lot of compromising in South Africa, we have seen a lot of scandals, what South Africa needs is [leaders with vision], responsible leadership, we need accountable leaders, we need ethical leaders, fearless leaders who can make decisions.”

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Ensuring compatibility of higher education qualifications in the 4IR era

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In an era where the standard between basic education systems and higher education and training systems are worlds apart. With 30% being good enough to get you a National Senior Certificate, while standards at a tertiary level requires 80%.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, introduces technological advances which are bound to have an impact on every institution within the country.

At the University South Africa’s recent national higher education conference session titled Imagining the exponential and entrepreneurial university of the 21st century, 4IR was at the center of discussions with Prof Bavesh Kana asking “We have all this technological advancement but we still have a lot of human suffering.”

“Is the technology where it needs to be?” he asked.

Taking that the unemployment rate is at its highest reaching an all time high of 58.20 percent in the third quarter of 2019. With a lot of graduates still unemployed.

With the 4IR and looking at our current education system one can not help but ask, How can graduates use their acquired qualifications to ensure that they compatible with the technological revolution?

With those already in school and those about to enter tertiary, what is done to ensure that the cycle of unemployment is broken, is the curriculum altered to accommodate the 4IR and are higher education institutions offering courses which are still of value enough to ensure security for graduates and lastly how are we preparing our institutions’ curriculum to be able to compete at a global scale.

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SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

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The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).

Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”

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Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

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MR and MRS City Waldorf Pageant IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.

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