Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
But while democracy has brought much-needed change and greater access to education, the reality is that we continue to live with the aftermath of Apartheid on a daily basis.
As we commemorate the youth around June 16 this month, there is a desperate need to improve the quality of learning and education across the length and breadth of our country.
This has become more urgent with the advent of Covid-19. While the last year has seen an acceleration in e-learning in some parts of our education system, the fact remains that most of our township and rural schools are still grappling with age-old problems.
The inequalities in our system are becoming more glaring by the day as some schools in township and rural areas don’t have the most basic infrastructure in place – such as a roof over their classrooms, adequate water supplies or even sanitation facilities.
The benefits of the internet and e-learning are a distant reality for these schools, and they are now at serious risk being left even further behind.
This problem must be solved urgently, otherwise our country’s unemployment crisis will only get worse. It’s in all our interests to pay attention to these issues and to come together in addressing these challenges.
Government alone cannot solve these problems.
Greater stakeholder involvement
The only way to address these issues is to start a broader movement in our country where the private, public and NGO sectors work together to ensure that no school in our country is left behind with inadequate facilities.
We see this spirit in many parts of our society already, with companies, for example, that help fix potholes on our roads or NGOs that play a crucial role in feeding the hungry in our communities.
The same spirit needs to be applied to our schools. If a school lacks roofing, we need to work together – even raise funds if needed – to make sure that it’s fixed. If a school doesn’t have adequate water supplies, we need to all play our part in ensuring that school gets clean water access.
Once these basics are met, we then need to start looking at how we can connect every school in our country to better technologies such as high-speed broadband and e-learning. Improving our education system requires building it up, block-by-block, and we all must play our part.
This bottom-up approach is crucial if we want to progress as a nation.
The last year has made the rights enshrined in South Africa's Bill of Rights more relevant than ever before. Prior to Covid-19, many of us simply took the right to freedom of movement for granted, as well as the right to freedom of trade, to healthcare and to education...
At Optimi Classroom, we are willing and able to play our part in working together with partners out there in addressing these problems head on. I would, therefore, like to call on other companies, NGOs and local governments to join us in this endeavour.
As the country’s top provider of classroom teaching and learning solutions; we at Optimi Classroom have built a strong reputation for supporting educators, learners, and institutions wherever they are. Over the years, we’ve helped more than 1,000 schools and 100,000 learners with improving their classroom experience.
But we want to help many thousands more. Therefore, let’s find solutions, together, so that we can ensure that the legacy of 1976 is fulfilled.
*Optimi Classroom is a division of the Optimi Group.
The Optimi Group provides accessible learning solutions that support every step of your learning journey. Optimi provides offerings in four divisions: home, workplace, classroom and college. Together, these divisions support more than 200,000 learners every year.
About the author
Aunyana Moloisane is the MD of Optimi Classroom
The Optimi group provides offerings in 4 divisions: Home, Workplace, Classroom and College. Together, these divisions service over 200 000 learners per annum.
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