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How disruptive technologies are transforming small businesses in Africa

All around the world, the COVID-19 health crisis has powered up digitisation and fast-tracked 4IR. Here in Africa, this rapid digital conversion packs a potentially extraordinary impact for small businesses who are willing to infuse ideas with digital innovation. Earlier this week (21 July 20), we had the pleasure of virtually hosting Kevin Viret, Vice…

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How our prototype face shields and masks are helping in the fight against COVID-19

It’s not easy to always see the positives in situations. Take the COVID-19 pandemic, for instance. With more than a million infections worldwide and a death toll running into hundreds of thousands, it seems the entire world is united in shared unease and uncertainty. However, even in the face of such global concern and anxiety,…

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Makerspaces – Student-Centred Learning for Employability

Makerspaces offer Authentic Student-Centred Learning and Skills for Employability in the 21st Century By Prof Ahmed Shaikh In the past week, discussions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) have once again highlighted how we are living in a time of accelerated change and disruption in which society faces increasing pressure to evolve its systems and…

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Harnessing Digital Technologies to Empower Entrepreneurs

Authored by Ahmed Shaikh, Ridwaan Asvat, Mr Richard Shewry, Ms Alanna Windrim The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa convenes in Cape Town from 4-6 September 2019 and it will offer an opportunity to consider ways to accelerate inclusive economic growth across the continent. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) sweeping across the world, one pressing…

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