The news that South Africa is officially the first country with unemployment, especially for young people, has kind of renewed South Africa’s skills revolution.
In this issue of the digital magazine IOL Tech, we highlight SA’s efforts to address future skills.
Our coverage focuses on a new type of headteacher who will oversee a new type of school, UCT Online High School.
There is something about UCT Online High School that will reduce the current skill challenge.
In addition to the efforts at UCT, MICT Seta is also asking South Africans about the skills of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
We list some of the skills and challenge you to express your thoughts on the skills that will be needed in the 4IR.
In a practical way, we also offer you the opportunity to acquire practical skills.
This feature will be a regular feature in the future in the hope that as a loyal reader you can be inspired to learn something new.
In this edition, we start with practical skills for learning how to start an online store for your business.
We can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the practical ideas shared in this edition.
As South Africa takes on this skills and employment challenge, we would like to serve as a guide with information that can point you in the right direction.
Starting next month, we’ll also be adding tech vacancies that will keep you up to date with new vacancies.
Finally, I am also working on a column on the future of work which will also appear in our next issue.
The future of work is being shaped by two powerful forces: the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the expansion of the workforce to include both on-balance and off-balance sheet talent.
What changes might be in store for the workplace, the workforce and the nature of work itself?
These are some of the questions we’ll answer in future issues with a focus on tech skills and employment.
For now, take advantage of this edition of IOL Tech digimag