— Blog

Higher Education and the Labour Market Skills Mismatch

Women in STEM by Houbeb Ajmi Ramdi, CEO of Honoris United Universities, Tunisia

History shows us, that there is a direct correlation between women in education and higher economic growth with increased educational attainment accounting for around half of all economic growth in OECD countries over the past 50 years.

Details

Why Women In Tech Will Exponentially Grow Africa’s Economy

Women in STEM by Dr Kaïs Mabrouk, Executive Director of International Development at Université Central Tunisia

Africa is undergoing major economic and social changes, partly as a result of the rapid development in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and the growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) markets on the African continent.

Details

Training for a brave new world

Employability by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business

There’s an old Jesuit maxim

“Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man.”

This view assumed people were largely stuck with what they had become when they entered the world of work, and is still influential.

Details

Business Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business

The world is currently in the midst of an industrial revolution with an exponential pace of change and it is disrupting every industry in every country. This revolution is different from the past three in terms of velocity, scope and impact. It is a digital revolution, characterized by a fusion of technology that is impacting every aspect of how we work and how we live, creating threats and opportunities.

Details

Higher Education and the Labour Market Skills Mismatch

Employability by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business

In his State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa stressed the importance of reducing the unemployment rate, especially amongst the youth in South Africa. According to Trading Economics, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa decreased to 52.20 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 55.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

Details

Education is key to realising Africa’s demographic dividend

Education for Impact ® by Hichem Omezzine, co-lead for global education at Actis

Africa has one of the world’s youngest and fastest growing populations. By 2050, the number of Africans below 18 is due to reach about 1 billion. Realising the potential of this demographic dividend cannot rely on a ‘just add people’ strategy. Africa’s rising prosperity must be rooted in sound leadership underpinned by a skilled, dynamic, African labour force. The continent therefore requires a robust, diverse and well-funded educational ecosystem.

Details

The Imperative to Re-skill in the Aftermath of the World Economic Forum Meetings

Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business

In 2017 there has been a flurry of World Economic Forum (WEF) gatherings, including the annual global summit in Davos, Switzerland, and the regional meetings in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The African convention took place in Durban, South Africa, recently. A critical issue which took centre stage in all of these gatherings was the subject of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR or Industry 4.0).

Details