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.

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.

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.