Technology

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 07:13
In 2018, the Gauteng education department claimed the number one spot in matric results. Celebrations abounded. Were the results worth celebrating? One particular issue was dominant among critics: inequality. The MEC for education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, compares the education in the province to a four-legged table made up of unequal-sized legs and, as he says, “the table will topple — eventually”.
It's time to face the reality of the world in which we live, where almost any service we use runs on our personal data. Your personal data has been compromised. You might not be aware of it. It may not even impact your life that much, but somewhere...
The portal, which targets unemployed youth and job-seekers throughout SA, is now open to the public after running a pilot test for the last few months. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help bridge the gap between employers and job-...
Africans have been telling stories for centuries, passing nuggets of cultural knowledge and heritage from one generation to the next through fables, folktales and narrations. BookBeak aims to make it possible for those new and old African stories to...
With Industry 4.0 on the horizon, the digital component of most jobs will accelerate. To future-proof their careers, employees will be required to have different skill sets in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, drone technology...
In terms of the survey, the majority (83%) of South Africans believe the Internet can enable access to education for future generations. Using the Internet for better healthcare was also high, with 69% of South African respondents noting this as a...
"It considers individual student aptitude, learning speed, background, response and other variables. It processes the data in real-time and provides feedback to the teacher, so that the teacher can recognise flagging student attention or poor...
According to Zulu, government is also exploring setting up a coding and programming academy, as well as co-working and co-creation spaces for the youth and start-ups in particular.
The authority points out it is "concerned that on the face of it, Vodacom's new tariff charges appear to be aimed at making it unaffordable for consumers to enjoy the benefits conferred by the EUSSC amendment regulations."
ICT Skills
South Africa’s unemployment rate is 27.5%, accounting for 6.21 million people; the unemployment rate among young people (aged 15-34 years) is a very worrying 38.2%. Not surprisingly, many youth are despondent and discouraged by the lack of...
Somdaka Vuyiswa
This is Somdaka Vuyiswa. She lives in a remote area of the Eastern Cape called Amajingqi. As a Nal’ibali Story Sparker (literacy mentor) she runs reading clubs for children who would otherwise have very little opportunity to be exposed to books and...

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