As the digital age transforms the way in which people live, it will also have an impact on the economy and on jobs. New trades with new skills will be created and some jobs that are currently being done by humans will be replaced by automated systems.

No amount of money in the world will change Makgathatso Lydia Maseko’s mind about what she wants to do with the rest of her life.

For many, leaving a secure job to venture into the unknown world of business, is a scary thought. But businesswoman Portia Mngomezulu, chose to put her faith in her dreams.

Avela Faya was only 14 years old when she lost her mother and her uncle at the hands of her adopted brother.

Having realised that while having limited resources can mean having limited opportunities in life - especially for those living with disabilities - a group of four physio therapists from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital chose to do something about it.

Often synonymous with Hollywood blockbuster movies and technological developments of a distant future, drones have shaken off stereotypical thoughts that they only belong on the big screen. These eyes in the sky are fast emerging as tools that are transforming the delivery of services to Gauteng residents.

Every blockbuster movie is characterised by two certain features: the good and the bad.

The proof of the pudding lies in the eating, they say. For the 10 million South Africans who are unemployed, the outcomes of the recent Jobs Summit provide a beacon of hope – but only if the implementation agreed upon is followed through, writes Keamogetse Kgomanyane.

The Department of Labour’s Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) is helping to improve the employment prospects for people with disabilities.

The Oxford Dictionary defines corruption as “dishonesty” or an “illegal behaviour”. Full stop. It ends there.

Government leaders, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) doyens, academics, researchers, exhibitors and industry geeks with an interest in all things technological, recently converged in the sunny, seaside city of Durban.

Frank talk. Optimism. Pragmatism.These are the buzz words African states will have to embrace if the continent is to make tangible strides in eradicating alarming poverty rates and propel stubborn economic growth.

The Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre is making waves.

When one has to make a simple decision on which wine to have with tonight’s dinner - our vocab generally stretches as far as “red” or “white.” And words such as “Enology” and “Viticulture” surely are hardly a part of that equation. Or for some, these really big words may not even feature in our vocab at all – choosing rather to just sip on our wine and enjoy the moment.

Finger pricking to determine glucose levels in diabetic patients may be a thing of the past if a new research by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research becomes successful.


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