General

General

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A new report by the World Economic Forum, entitled The Future of Jobs, paints an interesting, bleak and futuristic picture of the world a mere four years from now. According to the report, approximately 7 million jobs will be lost by 2020 as a result of developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics and other technological change, with only 2 million gained.

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On the back of last year’s Matric pass rate showing a drop to 70% from 75% in 2014, City Press reports that the school system will be subjected to a major shake-up, dividing pupils into three streams: academic, technical occupational and technical vocational. Mathanzima Mweli, Director-General of the Department of Basic Education, told the newspaper that pupils would be channelled into one of the three streams based on their strengths and weaknesses.

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Last week seemed to be the week of leadership changes. In the same week that saw a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, Sasol has announced the appointment of two internal executives as joint CEOs of the company. Current CEO, David Constable, will become a consultant to Sasol from 2016.

With the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on climate change taking place in Paris this month, global warming is once again top of the agenda. While there are high hopes that the conference will see a final deal to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that have caused global warming by 2% compared to preindustrial levels, scientists have renewed their efforts to understand how to best limit the effects of climate change.

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Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has announced that South Africa’s prevailing economic climate will see numerous interventions by government in the economy, mainly aimed at saving jobs. These would include antidumping tariffs and support to battered commodity-based sectors.

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Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, recently wrote an article entitled "The economic future is in Africa". In it, he details the strength of Africa's growth, recommending that "the levers of structural transformation" are to be found in Africa – rather than Europe, as many African countries remain dependent on European-focused trade.

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. This year has seen an estimated 214 million malaria cases and some 438 000 malaria deaths, with fifteen countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of malaria cases and 78% of deaths.

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Students around the world have historically protested social injustice, but South Africa's tertiary institutions are currently seeing protests about the increases which have opened a larger dialogue about the role of the government in universities across the country. Having started at Wits, the protests have spread to other provinces as students from all walks of life are finding the cost of higher education prohibitive.

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In the same week that saw a US engineering student’s open letter highlighting gender inequality going viral, The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has for the first time elected a woman president and chairperson of Board of Directors.

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Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

 
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