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All posts by Alethea Hagemann

Alethea Hagemann is the head of education and skills development at the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative, which houses the CapaCiTi Tech Job Readiness Programme as well as Injini, Africa’s first EdTech Incubator.
  • Time to re-imagine education, training to prepare for Fourth Industrial Revolution

    “If you are left behind in the digital era, you will never catch up.” These were the thoughts shared by Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko at the much-hyped BCX Disrupt Summit held in Johannesburg earlier this month. The summit brought together thought-leaders from a range of disciplines presenting on some of the hottest topics associated with disruptive innovation. While there were some contrarian views (such as, is this really the 4th industrial revolution?), one thread running more-or-less consistently through the discussions was grappling with South Africa and Africa’s readiness for this innovation age. As Maseko grimly pointed out, while Africa had been left behind in...