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Davos elite fear cyberattacks and war

The threat of large-scale cyberattacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of US President Donald Trump have jumped to the top of the global elite’s list of concerns, the World Economic

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SA jumps 10 places on global ICT index

South Africa has performed well in the latest edition of the Global Information Technology Report’s Networked Readiness Index published by the World Economic Forum, jumping 10 places to 65th position overall worldwide

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Broadband pushes SA up world rankings

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

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SA maths education worst in the world

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

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South Africa: a nation of dummies

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