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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 out there are organisations that know things about you that they shouldn't.
When it comes to the public healthcare sector, it is true that the clinics and hospitals are stretched to the limit. But this is not because of immigrants; the crisis in the healthcare sector is due to years of mismanagement, understaffing, poor planning and corruption. The failure to deliver basic services and quality care to millions of South Africans who cannot buy private healthcare is why Motsoaledi is blaming powerless and voiceless foreigners.
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-seekers, cutting out the time-consuming admin synonymous with the search for the right person for the job.