Unlocking Africa’s growth through employability-focused education

Employability by Divij Punvani, Growth & Analytics at Honoris United Universities

To build a stable and prosperous future for Africa, it is crucial that education focuses on employability.

A highly cited definition of employability describes it as “a psychosocial construct that embodies individual characteristics that foster adaptive cognition, behaviour, and affect, and enhance the individual-work interface.”[1]

Equipping the World’s Largest Youth Demographic with Future-Proof Medical Training

by Houbeb Ajmi, Regional CEO, Honoris United Universities

As we approach the end of 2020, a year with unforeseen global health challenges, international commentators are often asking, how did Africa retain its innate resilience in the fight against COVID-19? Despite under-staffed and under-resourced healthcare systems across the continent, the data shows a promising outlook in how countries reacted to and contained the virus. But this by no means should be taken for granted.

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.

Global thinking: How Honoris partnerships boost international mobility, collaborative intelligence and cultural agility

Employability by Honoris Staff Writer

Viraksha Chetty, an MBA graduate of Regent Business School, South Africa, was supported in the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Women Transforming Leadership programme at the prestigious University of Oxford in England. She provides insight into how the experience changed her both professionally and personally.

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.