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Education crisis a threat to democracy - Jansen

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The country's democracy will implode within 10 years if the crisis in education is not immediately fixed, University of the Free State vice chancellor Prof Jonathan Jansen says.
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Women's Role in Achieving a Food Secured Africa

Women's Role in Achieving a Food Secured Africa | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Empowering women across Africa in the agricultural sector would vastly improve the continent's chances at achieving a food secure future.
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Imagine if technology could read and react to our emotions

Imagine if technology could read and react to our emotions | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Computers have always been good at doing fast calculations, but adapting to the emotional state of the person using the computer – now there is a grand challenge! The field is called affective computing, and soon it will be an important factor in the way people and computers communicate with each other.
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How do we deal with ageing and shrinking populations?

How do we deal with ageing and shrinking populations? | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Countries – whatever their degree of economic development – will need to respond to these demographic challenges.
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Agricultural transformation will change Africa for the better in a decade, says AfDB President

Agricultural transformation will change Africa for the better in a decade, says AfDB President | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said that harnessing Africa’s agricultural potential can serve as the...
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Digital transformation puts pressure on businesses

Digital transformation puts pressure on businesses | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The big changes organisations are witnessing promise to create a convergence of digital-enabled people and devices driven by software, says EMC's Jon..
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Mobile Search Tops at Google

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World-wide Google searches on mobile devices surpassed those on personal computers this summer for the first time, a Google executive said.
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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

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Their impact on the value chain and organizational structure. The second in a two-part series.
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The psychology of poverty helps explain why it's so hard to escape

The psychology of poverty helps explain why it's so hard to escape | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

When considering poverty, our national conversation tends to overlook systemic causes.

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How can the Sustainable Development Goals be achieved?

How can the Sustainable Development Goals be achieved? | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The fact that a consensus on the SDGs has been agreed in the first place is in itself impressive. But how realistic are they?
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How can we prepare for the next wave of innovation?

How can we prepare for the next wave of innovation? | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

The relationship between mind and machines is at the heart of innovation.

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The Future is Bright for the Mobile App Industry [Infographic]

What does the future hold for mobile app development?

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Awards to recognise South Africa's top township entrepreneurs – Ventureburn

Awards to recognise South Africa's top township entrepreneurs – Ventureburn | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The inaugural Township Entrepreneur Awards hopes to showcase, recognise and reward forward-thinking township businesses in the region.
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Everything you need to know about the South African startup ecosystem [2015/2016 Update] – Ventureburn

Everything you need to know about the South African startup ecosystem [2015/2016 Update] – Ventureburn | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Update: Are you a venture capitalist or an angel investor looking to invest in a company? Are you an entrepreneur looking for capital or other opportunities? Are you an aspiring startup owner looking for assistance? Well, you have come to the right place. Ventureburn presents an updated guide to South Africa’s startup scene.
This article is the most comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to get involved with, or have a better understanding of, the country’s fast-growing startup space. It is a
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Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
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What kind of Earth will future generations inherit?

What kind of Earth will future generations inherit? | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Johan Rockström says we have the opportunity to leave our descendants no poverty, no greenhouse-gas emissions, and no biodiversity loss.
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Google Launches Shopping Insights To Help Stores Figure Out Potential Bestsellers

Google Launches Shopping Insights To Help Stores Figure Out Potential Bestsellers | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Inventory is a tricky problem for retailers, especially small ones. Ordering too much of an item that doesn’t sell is an expensive mistake, but running out..
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THE MID-YEAR SMARTPHONE UPDATE REPORT: Power struggles between the biggest platforms and the underdogs that are gaining ground

THE MID-YEAR SMARTPHONE UPDATE REPORT: Power struggles between the biggest platforms and the underdogs that are gaining ground | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Google's Android and Apple's iOS dominate the...
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4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.
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Africans’ financial lives—from getting paid to taking out loans—are happening on mobile phones

Africans’ financial lives—from getting paid to taking out loans—are happening on mobile phones | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that mobile money is the primary banking tool of choice for many Africans. This year alone, $33 billion is expected to change hands via mobile phones on the continent. That’s almost much as the GDP of Ghana

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What’s the best way of tackling inequality?

What’s the best way of tackling inequality? | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Zia Qureshi outlines the negative consequences of income inequality and how these could be addressed.
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How smart cities will help us meet the Global Goals

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Innovation in science and technology provides a growing set of tools for better urban planning.
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Bombs ready to explode? Unearthing the relationship between Africa's youth, unemployment and violence - Ventures Africa

Bombs ready to explode? Unearthing the relationship between Africa's youth, unemployment and violence - Ventures Africa | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
What's the relationship between Africa's youth, unemployment and violence?
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The top 5 industries for disruptive growth in 2015 (infographic)

Inc. 500 CEOs don't fear tech's changes--and sense vulnerability in some very serious sectors.
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SA's startup industry: all the stats and numbers you need to know [Infographic] – Ventureburn

SA's startup industry: all the stats and numbers you need to know [Infographic] – Ventureburn | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The Ventureburn Startup Survey is packed with insights, from the shifting demographics of South Africa’s startup landscape to a reaffirmation in the belief that funding is a major challenge for most entrepreneurs. The survey indicates a surge in black entrepreneurship and that just under half of all startups are created by founders in their 20s. The survey also confirms that the home of startups is the Silicon Cape, with just under 59% of all startups indicating they reside in the Western Cape.
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