South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the so-called fourth Industrial Revolution. This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy. By Alison Gillwald.
South Africa has climbed seven places in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) competitiveness ratings, and it’s thanks to the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The country is placed 49th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, up seven places and
The quality of mathematics and science education in South Africa is the worst in the world, according to the 2014 World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report. In addition, the overall perceived quality of South Africa’s education system has also plummeted from
The World Economic Forum has painted a shocking picture of South Africa’s education system, and its maths and science education in particular. In the forum’s 2013 Global IT Report, it ranks the country second last for maths and science education and fifth-last for its overall education system. The report