Top talent need not come with a university degree. Is your organisation adapting?

August 16th, 2016 by Shyam Ranchod

How is a university supposed to teach students to do jobs that don’t exist yet? They can’t, in their present form. As a result, there is a growing disparity between the subjects taught at university and the competencies and skills that employers are looking for.

Read more

Digital disruptions will drag universities into the 21st century

June 6th, 2016 by Shyam Ranchod

There are many signs that the tertiary education model is broken. In SA the student protests are a very clear sign that education has become too expensive, and more likely to burden the students with debt than assure them a ticket to a middle-class life.

Read more

2016 Budget Speech: Minister Gordhan must prioritise incentives to encourage innovation in SA

February 24th, 2016 by Valter Adao

We stand at the cusp of the next economic revolution, which is the digitalisation of many industries.  In order for South Africa to remain globally competitive it requires the political and economic openness to compete in a technology-driven future. It must re-assess its current strategies, policies and investments with regards to education, attraction of R&D, skills and foreign investment, protection of IP, encouraging and incentivising world-class innovation and entrepreneurship, and improving access to capital.

Read more