fourth industrial revolution (4IR)

 
Prune curricula to promote new learning
Prune curricula to promote new learning
It was Claus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, who coined the term fourth industrial revolution (4IR). I prefer not to use the term...
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
Along with other initiatives, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the ways of thinking it encourages may well provide new ways of thinking...
Conscious capital is critical to future-proofing Africa
Conscious capital is critical to future-proofing Africa
If the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) has the potential to ring in a new era of social progress and strengthened societies, we need to...
C-Suites and Business 4.0 helps businesses prepare for 4IR
C-Suites and Business 4.0 helps businesses prepare for 4IR
"While the fear is that millions of jobs will disappear as a result of more automated and machine-intelligent processes, this is an opportunity to...
Uber reshapes urban mobility in sub-Saharan Africa
Uber reshapes urban mobility in sub-Saharan Africa
Across the African continent, governments are embracing technology companies such as Uber in order to change the way in which people are opting to...
The real opportunities of 4IR for South African businesses
The real opportunities of 4IR for South African businesses
Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about the fourth industrial revolution, or 4IR as it’s become known. It’s being touted as the...
4IR and South Africa's readiness to embrace it
4IR and South Africa's readiness to embrace it
The fourth industrial revolution can compromise people’s traditional sources of meaning — work, community, family, and identity — or...
Don't forget the human
Don't forget the human
In 2016, on a whirlwind tour of Europe, my husband and I found ourselves at a McDonald’s in Lake Como, Italy. We expected to walk in, declare to...
Farmworkers and 4IR
Farmworkers and 4IR
Farmworkers are among the most poorly paid and policy neglected sectors of the working class, despite them producing the bulk of the food. About...
Vodacom has partnered with government for teacher development
Vodacom has partnered with government for teacher development
In 2008, the Vodacom Foundation entered into a partnership with the department of basic education (DBE) to establish the Mobile Education Programme...
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Every year September 30 is an important date for prospective university students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is the closing date...
The past, the present and the future at UP
The past, the present and the future at UP
At a time when the arts are claiming their rightful place among the most sought after fourth industrial rRevolution (4IR) subjects — what we...

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