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Equipping business school graduates with “plug & play” skills

The demand for highly skilled and adaptable professionals has never been greater. As businesses navigate the complexities of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digital era, they require graduates equipped not only with technical expertise but also with the soft skills and innovative mindsets necessary to thrive in this dynamic environment.

Navigating the transition from the NQF to OQSF framework

South Africa is at a crossroads of a significant educational and vocational transition as it shifts from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) to the Occupational Qualifications Sub Framework (OQSF) managed by the Quality Council for trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Industrialisation of AI is poised to be as transformative as the...

For jobs to be created, new industries need to be created and for that, you need people. A unique opportunity for job creation is emerging with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which is set to not only become a new growth area of its own but will also upend innumerable existing industries.

From crisis to transformation – the future of learning

It MIGHT be trite, but the world is a very different place to what it was three years ago before the advent of the...


Dive into the captivating world of ownership, technology, and crypto as Maverick451, the book-publishing arm of Daily Maverick, introduces its latest publication, It’s Mine: How the Crypto Industry is Redefining Ownership, penned by the renowned author and blockchain authority Steven Sidley.

Metaverse comes into industrial focus

Holograms and virtual reality (VR) have long been a feature of the supposed 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). When President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the first 4IR SA summit in 2019, his address was live-streamed as a hologram to the Rustenburg Civic Centre.

Big data shapes the world

The modern world is flush with technology jargon, and new ones keep entering our lexicon: digital transformation, the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), and Generative Artificial Intelligence are just a few examples. And as often happens with overused words and phrases, we become very comfortable with these to the point that they soon become a part of the background noise.

AI is poised to provide assurance and hope to humanity

The era of emerging technologies is changing everything in our lives. It’s changing the jobs landscape and how we work, but also how we interact with one another, how we are entertained, and how we learn. At the same time, businesses face changing customer expectations, and governments must contend with new demands from their citizenry.

Digital transformation is a business imperative

While digital transformation may seem like an overwhelming exercise for enterprises with a large investment in legacy infrastructure, the reality is that it has become imperative. The longer businesses delay, the further behind they will fall when it comes to their ability to innovate and be agile in the face of change.

ZESA and ESKOM power utilities frustrating free market philosophy

Zimbabwe and South Africa share a common destiny to electricity supply Armageddon. Both Southern African neighbours and traditional trade partners are currently reeling from unprecedented power shortages, with the scourge looking like it is not dissipating any time soon.


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