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.

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.

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).