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South Africa has ranked 56th out of 144 countries, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). Last year the country’s ranking was 53rd out of 148. The index looked at 12 “pillars” — institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment

Science and maths education is progressively improving in South Africa, science & technology minister Naledi Pandor said on Wednesday. “To say we are at the bottom of a whole host of countries, based on perception, is a bit of a difficult one for me,” she told reporters in Pretoria. “The WEF report

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 Rockefeller Foundation will pledge close to a US$100m to create digital field jobs in Africa, it was announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa on Thursday. “There is no better place to announce the official launch of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa initiative, a $97m investment,” said the

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

Government delays in improving broadband Internet access are having a negative impact on the country’s economy, according to rankings by the World Economic Forum (WEF) published in a report on Thursday. In 2013, South Africa occupied 70th

SA is the third most capable African country when it comes to leveraging the benefits of technology to improve the lives of its citizens and grow its economy, behind Mauritius and Tunisia. Worldwide, SA is in an unimpressive 72nd place. This is according to the 2012 edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Information and Technology Report