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Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace? Jan 23, 2020 The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce. Automation is creeping into most sectors; the gig economy is booming; and all of these developments require that workers upskill, reskill, and master soft skills. Colleges and universities play an integral […]

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The Top 5 Emerging Crazy Tech

The Top 5 Emerging Crazy Tech Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are kicking off play at the U.S. Open as the three favorites to win the title and take home a Grand Slam-record $3.85 million payday as the singles champion. The Big Three are a good bet, having captured 53 out of 63 Slams since the start […]

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SMALL BUSINESSES AND INFORMAL SECTOR BIGGEST EMPLOYERS: ILO A new study by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reveals that self-employment, and micro and small enterprises play a far more significant role in job creation than previously believed. Data gathered in 99 countries, including South Africa, shows that these businesses – described as small economic units […]

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SA NEEDS DRASTIC POLICY CHANGES TO REACH CLIMATE TARGETS A number of policy recommendations such as moratoriums on new coal plants have been suggested to G20 countries, including South Africa, to ensure that they reach targets on lowering carbon emissions. Moratorium on the new coal mines, electrified public transport and stricter building laws recommended to […]

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SA READIES ITSELF FOR 5G The race is on to get South Africa ready for 5G and ensure that more citizens have access to broadband. This week saw Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signing an important Industry Stakeholder Principles of Excellence agreement with industry CEOs which aims to level out the playing field. […]

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Australia’s record bushfires in pictures

Australia’s record bushfires in pictures Smoke fills the sky in Port Macquarie. Image: REUTERS/Mireya Reyes Towns were evacuated and hundreds of residents told to flee on Friday as a record number of emergency-level bushfires raged across two Australian states. Image: AAP Image/Shane Chalker via Reuters The New South Wales Rural Fire service issued warnings for […]

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