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How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 2 days ago

What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?

From automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to flexible work hours, mood-matched workspaces and fast-paced learning to bridge skill gaps, the workplace of 2030 will emphasise ingenuity and idea generation - plus empathy and doing good...

14 Jun 2018

New partnership to make Cameroon hub for developing civil aviation skills

JAA TO, a leading organisation for aviation regulatory training in Europe, and the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

13 Jun 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

The macro factors shaping Africa's unique talent trends

The world is in an age the business of disruption. A good example of this can be seen in the Starbucks business model, which is beginning to pivot...

By Nicol Mullins 15 May 2018

Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR - Dion Chang

Employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution...

11 May 2018

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator

Egyptian startups Harmonica and Shezlong have been chosen to take part in the 23rd batch of the US-based 500 Startups accelerator, securing $150,000 in funding as well as training and mentorship...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2018

African youth demand a seat at the table

Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership...

By Busani Bafana 24 Apr 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

African universities are ignoring a rich, invaluable resource: Their alumni

Africa's universities must start connecting and working with their alumni rather than losing track of these genuinely valuable human resources...

By Peter Ngure 12 Mar 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained...

8 Mar 2018

Critical need for digital skills for Africa's youth

By 2050, the African population will double, to reach 2.5 billion - half of whom will be under the age of 25. Investing in education, in particular e-education, and digital skills, has to be a priority...

6 Mar 2018

Microsoft 4Afrika launches AppFactory in Kenya

The United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa), in collaboration with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, has launched Kenya's first AppFactory at the Incubation and Innovation Center (I2C) in Nairobi, aimed at improving local IT skills...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

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