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Wind energy company powering skills development workSouth Africa is thankfully moving towards cleaner energy with Cabinet's latest approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This IRP outlines wind power contribution to the future energy mix of 18 percent. South Africa has therefore seen the swift appearance of larger and smaller wind and solar farms during the past few years, and this also triggers discussions about how the growing renewable energy programme contributes to sustainability and the development of new skills for the country. 20 Jan 2020 Read more

Forget accounting - the challenge with the 2019 grade 12 passes is far more concerning, says accountancy bodyWhile matrics around the country celebrate their success following the Department of Basic Education's release of the 2019 NSC and IEB matric results, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is concerned about the long-term repercussions of ongoing trends for the future of our economy. 20 Jan 2020 Read more

Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemploymentRecently, Stephen Koseff, former CEO of Investec Group, tackled the tricky conversation around the national unemployment problem, currently sitting at a staggering 29%, in relation to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 2019 Nation Building Summit held by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in conjunction with Leaderex. As a solution, he offered the need to shift from developmental state to enabling state, with a particular focus on upskilling in the tourism and agriculture industries as potential solutions and explains how civil society can get involved... 8 Jan 2020 Read more

Adding 'girl power' to academic inspiration with SA's Queen of MathematicsMathematically gifted, Danielle Kleyn's future is burning bright. She's looking forward to her 2020 Matric year, having just completed her Grade 11 studies at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West. But her enthusiasm for the year ahead comes as no surprise: her passion and talent for maths has already seen her crowned as 'Queen of Mathematics' twice at the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) and first in her grade for the olympiad for the past four years. Here, Kleyn shares some actionable advice that parents and learners can use to foster their love and talent for maths... 13 Dec 2019 Read more

The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schoolsChartered Accountant, Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools and co-founder of the National Education Collaboration Trust or NECT, reveals his thoughts on how to build better schools by improving both the teaching and learning environment. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

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