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South Africa’s labour market is more favourable to men than to women. The 4IR may widen the gap. Sunshine Seeds/Shutterstock/Editorial use only

The fourth industrial revolution risks leaving women behind

The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
The demand for free higher education is one of the key factors that have led to competing waves of thinking and organisation in the sector. Shutterstock

Universities in South Africa need to rediscover their higher purpose

South Africa's universities are detached from society because of a waning public and civic sector that once fueled the anti-apartheid struggle. Here's what can be done.
South Africans with jobs fear that automation could make them redundant. Shutterstock

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.
We’re entering the fourth industrial revolution, which isn’t a bad thing. But it does mean we need to take action. from shutterstock.com

Jobs are changing, and fast. Here’s what the VET sector (and employers) need to do to keep up

Training providers and employers aren't adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
Careers in health care, education and design are unlikely to be automated. www.shutterstock.com

Choosing a career? These jobs won’t go out of style

Choosing a career that is unlikely to become automated or done by artificial intelligence, and learning soft skills will give graduates better career prospects in the long run.
Truly learning to code involves more than episodic experiences. Students should ideally develop a ‘coding mindset.’ Nesa by makers/Unsplash

The promise of the “learn to code” movement

Learning to code is often presented as a solution to job market problems of the 21st century, but are students really learning the competencies they will need?
Technology and artificial intelligence are already profoundly changing how we live, work and travel. Are we ready for more profound changes? (Shutterstock)

Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Academics put Hammond in the spotlight. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

Budget 2017: experts respond

Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.

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