The Gauteng government together with various exhibitors came together in a five-day expo to expose the youth to opportunities and information that encourage youth development and the development of the greater Gauteng.
Over the years the Youth Expo has taken the initiative to tackle challenges experienced by each generation, and this year to compliment the changes of this generation and the 4th Industrial Revolution the youth was exposed to the latest technologies, entrepreneurship and job opportunities.
Among those who attended the event included the premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, who took time to address attendees and shed light on the government’s decision to involve the youth more in the decision making of the country, being part of cabinet.
” At the centre of growing Gauteng together will be young people because youth are the future. We can’t do anything for the youth without their participation, that is why they are right there in cabinet making decisions and making things happen”, said Gauteng premier, David Makhura.
In closing, the youth within various fields were honoured and acknowledged for their contribution in making a difference. The ” youth service and excellence awards” were awarded in celebration of young people who play a significant role in their communities in and around Gauteng.
Ensuring compatibility of higher education qualifications in the 4IR era
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.
SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun
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”
Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf
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.