Invest in Knowledge Economy – Somo

An official of the Department of Higher Education stresses the need to invest in knowledge economy

William Somo, communications officer in the Department of Higher Education and Training, says he was part of a group that recently attended a career exhibition at Ga-Mashabela, Limpopo, which was organised by a NGO, Tloga-Tloga-e-Tloga-Kgale Education and Career Foundation.

Writing in his personal capacity, Somo reiterates the comment made by the Mangosuthu University of Technology vice chancellor, Professor Mashupye Kgaphola, who praised countries such as Finland, Sweden, United States and others that have invested a great deal in knowledge.

Somo states that the knowledge economy is one in which the generation and exploitation of knowledge has come to play the predominant part in the creation of wealth. He says South Africa may not be there yet, but it has the potential to build this capacity.

To read the article titled, “Imbizo - The Debate: Knowledge economy is vital for SA,” click here.

The New Age

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