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Friday, 22 March, 2019
Quote of the week
""It is said that when a language dies, a way of understanding the world dies with it.The aim of this year’s celebration therefore is to highlight efforts to conserve languages that are in danger of becoming extinct.""
- President Cyril Ramaphosa
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SA Universities and Industry 4.0, Human Rights and Indigenous Languages
We have dedicated this year’s Human Rights Day celebrations to the promotion of indigenous languages as a fundamental part of building a human rights culture.
This coincides with the United Nations declaration of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
In according all our languages the respect that they are due, we are affirming the dignity, worth and humanity of every South African.
It is said that when a language dies, a way of understanding the world dies with it.
The aim of this year’s celebration therefore is to highlight efforts to conserve languages that are in danger of becoming extinct.
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South Africa's higher learning institutions must up their game and increase the number of educational programmes that prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era.
So says Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) minister Naledi Pandor, noting that only 11 South African universities offer course modules in 4IR and related fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
"If we intend to take full advantage of 4IR, all our universities and colleges should be offering such courses," she says.
Pandor is not the first government official to sound off about readiness for Industry 4.0.
Last year, Pandor's counterpart and higher education deputy minister, Buti Manamela, said preparing the future workforce for the next era calls on higher education institutions to embrace new ways of teaching.
Manamela expressed that learning should take place in an environment that is developmental and innovative in its approach.
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