Paul Harris, former CEO of FirstRand – how to make a positive impact on education

May 12, 2014
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South Africa’s education system is below par. By international standards, our literacy is the lowest amongst developing countries and only 21.06% of schools have libraries. Our Maths teachers generally lack knowledge translating into only 13% of the curriculum being mastered by Grade 9s. Dropout rates after Grade 9 are high and only 35.79% of Grade.. read more →

Smart Cities and Design as a key lever for Change

February 27, 2014
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On 25 February, Accelerate Cape Town held a Thought Leaders event, sponsored by Arup to look at Smart Cities and the role of design in transforming cities.  With 80% of all urban growth over the next 20 years taking place in Asia and Africa, Chris Whelan, CEO of Accelerate Cape Town said South African business.. read more →

Prof Jansen calls for new leadership to address education

July 8, 2013
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As part of its ongoing series of Thought Leaders’ events, Accelerate Cape Town, together with Vodacom, recently hosted Professor Jonathan Jansen, of the University of the Free State, at a breakfast for the business leadership of the region. Professor Jansen was his usual engaging – and challenging – self, and called for better leadership at.. read more →