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Children and Teens issues by Naledi Moleo
Prof Ahmed Bawa – CEO of Universities South Africa TIME FOR A CHANGE AT UNIVERSITIES Renewed student activism is forcing institutions to reconsider what an appropriate curriculum is There is a need to review whether our curriculums connect with what is likely to be the world of work in 2035 In the face of debilitating funding cuts and new waves of student activism, the role of universities in addressing the critical challenges facing the world, such as increasing socioeconomic inequality, is being scrutinised. Higher education around the world is in an epoch of rapid change and, besides the cuts in funding, there is a clamour for relevance and higher rankings, for greater articulation of various socioeconomic projects and the need to track major labour market transformations. Student activism seems to be heading for another 1960-1970s period. Inequality is increasing in most societies and, as the economist Thomas Piketty has repeatedly explained, social investment in higher education is a key driver for building more equal societies. This has been behind higher levels of massification in most societies and the rush for qualifications continues, but demand by far outstrips supply.
Sihle Ndaba is an award winning actress, voice artist and singer. She studied, "Musical Theatre" at the Tshwane University of Technology. Soon after obtaining her National Diploma she joined the cast of the hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King" in Singapore. Upon her return to South Africa she competed on season 8 of SA Idols and placed in the Top 18. Some of her credits include Mzansi Magics first Telenovela ,"Inkaba" where she played the role of Pru. She appeared in the Sci-Fi drama series for SABC 1 "Room 9" as Qiniso. She has also worked with the National Children's'Theatre on various productions as an actor, singer, dancer and recently, Assistant Director for the show, "Under the Baobab Tree". She has also been seen on the Market Theatre stage portraying the role of Ntombi in Kwela Bafana. Some of her other credits including TV commercials for Ford and Joko Tea, Voice Overs for Mnet, Ponds, Vodacom, Telkom, and SA Home Loans, just to name a few.  Sihle is currently portraying the role of, "Smangele Maphumulo" on South Africa's number  one prime time drama series: "Uzalo" on SABC 1, which boasts a viewership of 8 million.  Sihle recently won the ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’’ at the 2015 Sabela Awards for her role as ‘’ Smangele Maphumulo ‘’on Uzalo