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Grooming Africa’s future entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship by Honoris United Universities Staff Writer

Africa is the world’s youngest and fastest-growing continent, averaging an impressive 6 percent growth per annum. While the continent has no shortage of challenges, from poverty and environmental issues to youth unemployment – South Africa, for example, has the world’s highest number of out-of-work youths, at 57 percent – entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as offering hope, and a way of harnessing the continent’s untapped potential.


Africa’s youth may be able to benefit from digital revolution

Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director for research at the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

The question of the future of youth employment in Africa has taken centre stage in terms of research and policy analysis and other critical discussions. Africa represents more than 30% of the world’s youth.
It is the youngest continent in the world: 21% of its 1.2billion people are between 15 and 24 years old, whereas 42% are younger than 15.


Higher Education Institutions need to unpack the Link between Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship

Employability by Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Senior Academic and Managing Director at REGENT Business School

It is axiomatic to state that business models, across all sectors of the economy, are being fundamentally disrupted. From the pervasive use of exponential technologies, the rise of smart machines and artificial intelligence, shifting demographics, increased market transparency, limitless individual choices and consumer sophistication – their structural impacts are clear to see. The confluence of the foregoing factors is the key driver of the transformation and disruption of business models.


What does Pioneering Education For Impact mean?

Education for Impact ®

Honoris United Universities’ core mission is to prepare and to educate solutions-oriented leaders and professionals who are able to operate successfully in the world’s youngest and fastest growing continent – individuals who are capable of impacting tomorrow’s economies and communities.


Looking Back on 2018 at Honoris United Universities

Education for Impact ® by Luis Lopez, CEO Honoris United Universities

It has been only 18 months since the launch of Honoris United Universities, and yet we are proud of the many projects and accomplishments achieved in this time. We have officially welcomed new institutions in Mauritius, Morocco and Tunisia, unveiled new campuses and learning centres, and watched our students consistently succeed across the continent and internationally.


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.


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.


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.