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Building Africa by Balancing Gender – the Role of Higher Education

Women Leadership by Honoris Staff Writer

In solidarity with International Women’s Day on 8 March, Mohamed Goga, Managing Director of MANCOSA, South Africa, gives insights into the effects of gender inequality and how educational institutions can address the imbalance to help build a brighter Africa.

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Thinking globally: How exchange programmes boost student success and support Africa

Student Experience by Bakhetsile “BK” Mangena, Academic at MANCOSA in South Africa

Students have long sought to extend and expand their learning opportunities through international exchange programmes. The experience gained in studying abroad gives each student a different perspective in further understanding the new and evolving urbanised, globalised and technology-driven world. Continuous learning, and the skills gained from different environments and cultures, has become crucial for future success.

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Makerspaces offer Authentic Student-Centred Learning and Skills for Employability in the 21st Century

21st Century Skills, Employability by Prof Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director of REGENT Business School in South Africa

In the past week, discussions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) have once again highlighted how we are living in a time of accelerated change and disruption in which society faces increasing pressure to evolve its systems and processes to meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond. Within this perspective education is the most sophisticated social technology of societal transformation for co-creating and contributing to sustainable, regenerative and thriving futures.

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Facing the Robot Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Honoris Staff Writer

We are now in an era of accelerated technological progress, with cutting-edge science such as artificial intelligence (AI), set to cause an abrupt change in society. Africa faces an enormous challenge, but this radically unsettling world is also an opportunity for students to develop the skills not only necessary to survive in, but to thrive in this challenging and rapidly evolving world.

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Women’s Leadership

Student Experience / Entrepreneurship by Honoris Staff Writer

A group of outstanding women get an entrepreneurial workout on transforming Africa, one community at a time.

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Education is transformative, that’s Education for Impact

Student Experience by Honoris Staff Writer

We speak to three students who have studied at South Africa’s outstanding management college, MANCOSA, in Durban. Franz Ernst Gertze, CEO at the Namibia Qualifications Authority and a thought leader in education, explains how his MBA broadened his world view and reinforced his focus on making a difference in people’s lives. Financial Accountant Jerusha Naidoo says her MBA elevated her thinking and boosted her confidence while Steven Nemasango tells his moving tale of a long-awaited dream come true when he studied his BCom.

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How Honoris’ 21st Century learning environments help two students feel confident and capable in facing their future

Student Experience / 21st Century Learning Environments by Honoris Staff Writer

Many students find implementing classroom theory in the real world a challenge, which is why Honoris has developed its simulation centres and innovation labs. These labs give you the opportunity to develop deep capabilities in a real-world environment, boosting your confidence and employability. We hear from two students, Houssem Ahmadi practicing Surgical Instrumentation at the Medical Simulation Centre in Tunisia, and Vuyani Dlamini who turns his ideas into reality at the Regent Business School’s iLeadLAB, about how Honoris’ 21st Century learning environments have prepared them for future careers.

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Preparing for our artificially intelligent future

Professor Khaled Ghedira, AI Lab Executive Director at Université Centrale, Tunisia, and artificial intelligence expert, is setting up the country’s first specialised AI lab, to be used by Honoris students and faculty across the continent. In this interview, he calls on educators to prepare students for the upcoming AI explosion so they are ready to face a high-tech future.

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Raising the sciences in africa

In July, Honoris signed an agreement with The Council and Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings that will allow a delegation of the brightest African researchers in economics and the natural sciences to attend the prestigious annual gatherings held in Germany. The meetings offer delegates exposure to more than 50 of the most brilliant minds on the planet, all Nobel Laureates, as well as hundreds of other outstanding young scientists from 89 countries.

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