Campus Africa

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±56 min episodes every 2 weeks, 1 day  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
This show looks at Higher Education, Vocational and Technical Training on the African continent seeking to celebrate the progress made thus far and the changing the narrative of Africa’s education system. CAMPUS Africa will have conversations around education, personal development, Entrepreneurship development on campus and lifestyle, finances and keep students informed with any developments in their institutions of higher learning.

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06
AUG

Afrika Tikkun Launched Its First ICT Academy To Educate Women And Youth

On Friday, 20 July 2018 Afrika Tikkun hosted its first Information Communication Technology (ICT) Academy launch in partnership with Think Tank under the theme ‘let’s tackle the ICT skills shortage’. The ICT Academy launch was intended to be a dialogue between delegates from the IT/ ICT, financial services, and network engineering sectors. Women are currently less likely than men to use our own digital technologies, with gaps larger among youth and those over 45 years old. ICT improves efficiency, enhances coordination and improves the quality of information gathered and shared for development planning.
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19
JUL

The Current Landscape of STEM Education in South Africa - Eric J. Wright

The African continent hasn’t got a robust strategic plan on STEM policies, or even a clear roadmap or framework for implementing them effectively. It is not even clear if some national leaders understand their importance or meanings. If we invested in our tech entrepreneurs and innovators we will be able to resolve local problems with local solutions; instead, China and the U.S. are doing this for Africa with a hidden price.’
Africa Business Radio
12
JUL

Dr Anele Mngadi Nominated for the University of the Witwatersrand Chancellor.

Dr. Anele Mngadi is one out of two nominees for the University of the Witwatersrand Chancellor. Dr Mngadi is a university professor, a non-executive chairman and a community builder whose qualifications include a BCom in financial management from the University of Cape Town (UCT), an LLB from Wits, an MCom in financial management from UCT, an MBA from Wits and the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and a PhD in public policy and development management from Wits, among others.
Africa Business Radio
06
JUL

Skills development in Tech - WeThinkCode

‘WeThinkCode_’, a tech learning institution based in Johannesburg & now Cape Town - which was founded by two thirty-something women (Arlene Mulder and Camille Agon) - is turning the traditional education model on its head; democratizing learning through eradicating traditional barriers to entry. The aim is to develop top tech talent and a pool of qualified candidates to corporates, which are grappling with a desperate skills shortage.
Africa Business Radio
15
JUN

The Classroom of the Future - Alan Goldberg

During the Industrial Revolution, classrooms adopted the traditional design: desks in rows facing a chalkboard. More than 150 years later, most classrooms still adopt this setup. Yet many scholars believe we are in the midst of a new Industrial Revolution characterized by AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things, to name a few elements.
Alan Goldberg certified Apple trainer and Director of Education at Apple Premium Reseller, Digicape, recently provided in-depth insight following an education event hosted by tech-giant, Apple.
Goldberg believes that in order to truly transform the education system there are two key things that need to take place. First, educators need to view technology, like the iPad, as a tool to augment, modify and refine the learning process – not just a way to replace traditional learning methods. And secondly, educators need to act as a facilitator in the classroom. As he puts it, “technology – while powerful – is simply a tool.”
In our chat with Alan, we explore the following:
- The current state of the African education system & how technology, with proper application, can be a catalyst for change.
- The role of tech – it cannot transform learning if it simply substitutes a traditional tool (i.e. a laptop replacing a paper notebook) – instead, it needs to redefine the entire learning process. Goldberg can share what this means in tangible terms and offer examples.
- The potential ramifications of the ‘classroom of the future’ – how will teachers assess work? How will students understanding be measured?
- This approach to learning creates new skillsets that will, in turn, create a whole new set of jobs that do not even exist yet. What are these new opportunities that these skillsets will create?
Africa Business Radio
26
APR

International Scholarship Programs

There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies.
Africa Business Radio
09
APR

Evaluating Graduate Development in South Africa

Graduate unemployment is a reality in South Africa. Previously on this show, we had a discussion about Graduate Development in South Africa and today we are continuing this conversation. With more graduations currently taking place in the country, I'm sure, most graduates are asking themselves the question “Whats next?”. Today we have a conversation with Sandiso Mtwazi to understand the how SAGDA plays its part in Graduate Development.  
Africa Business Radio
08
MAR

AU Youth Division Sets Out Strategy To to revitalize TVET Colleges in Africa

Technical Vocational Education and Training Strategy of the AU Youth Division.

The African Union Commission in an effort to revitalize TVET in Africa and to establish a pool of high-quality TVET centers across Africa launched a competition to uncover the 20 most promising models in TVET for the 21st century from the five AU regions. The selected model centers will serve as examples of best practice of TVET in Africa, in order to provide exemplars and learning models for enhancing TVET development in Africa.
Africa Business Radio
20
FEB

Private Tertiary Institution And Increasing Demand For Higher Education in SA

Over the years we’ve seen more and more matriculants wanting to access higher education institutions. Between 2009 & 2016 university enrolment expanded from about 5% to only 10%. In 2016 only 20% of matriculants were able to register at South Africa’s 24 public universities.With the declaration of FreeFeeHigherEducation Universities and Colleges in South Africa have seen a serious increase in the registration number. The private tertiary sector has an important role to play in helping to resolve this crisis but it is important to position that role correctly.
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25
JAN

How the Fourth industrial Revolution will affect higher education? Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

Forth Industrial Revolution is a term we’ve been hearing a lot about and on this show, we take a look at how it will affect Higher Education from the lecture room to the graduates we produce. The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and it will have a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor, and Principal of the University of Johannesburg joins us to discuss this further.

This requires that we evolve higher education. Modern universities started as elite institutions owned by religious institutions. During the first and the second industrial revolutions, many universities were formed to bring higher education to the masses. We are in an era where higher education is democratizing because all the materials that one can learn from universities are online, in both text and video formats and can be accessed free of charge if one has a computer and internet.

How will the fourth industrial revolution change the university curriculum? Given all these developments, how do we orientate our universities so that they are able to thrive in this era?
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