This year, it has been evident that at the centre of growing South Africa will be the youth. From giving young minds the chance to be part of the country’s decision makers to youth development programmes put in place to fit the needs of the current youth generation.
What has been more commendable, is the number of youth venturing into entrepreneurship and getting involved in projects that serve to uplift communities. Youth projects such as the “collaboration saving scheme” a project which was taken upon by the youth in Orange farm in 2018.
Diving in, into disadvantaged communities were the youth face dire challenges has been at the center of “EMPOWA YOUTH” entrepreneurial leadership summit. This initiative starts from the roots, imparting life skills for success and developing an entrepreneurial spirit.
With leadership, life and entrepreneurship advice and ongoing support, the aim is to ensure that the youth of Orange Farm can soon be driven to achieve academic, career and entrepreneurial success.
On the 15th of June, the young minds of Orange Farm got a chance to absorb experience, wisdom, and knowledge passed down by-among those who attended- Nimrod Nkosi, inspirational story-teller Billy Selekane and Thuli Nkosi.
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.