Thabo Mbeki: The Problem With The Education Problem

There is a problem with education in South Africa (and Africa). That much is patently clear. The problem is that leaders don't know how to tackle the problem - or where even to start tacking the problem. The '4th Industrial Revolution' has rendered much of the landscape unintelligible for the people in charge of education portfolios at leadership level. When faced with the challenge, the trap is to call yet another round of talks - and all that results is more talks. After listening to two stirring talks by Sam Paddock and S'onqoba Maseko, Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, gave a fascinating, cogent and sometimes hilarious speech on the Heavy Chef stage. President Mbeki clearly outlined the confusion that top-level leaders have when facing the education crisis, and hinted at the opportunity provided by technology. Mbeki ended his talk with a rousing challenge to the Heavy Chef community on how to change South Africa for the better.

Heavy Chef learning experiences are brought to you by the following partners:

  • Workshop17 - collaborative spaces

  • Xero - the world's best Cloud accounting software

  • Yoco - the fastest growing payments company in Africa

  • Payfast - online payments and e-commerce

  • Bolt - the most entrepreneur-friendly taxi app

  • CueAV - Africa's finest AV business

  • Whipping The Cat - award-winning legal services for SMEs

  • Vida e Caffe - coffee that fuels entrepreneurs

  • Sir Fruit - healthy breaks for entrepreneurs everywhere

  • Backsberg - the world's finest wine, according to the Heavy Chef community

Oh, what's that you say? You prefer spicy, slightly irreverent but fiendishly smart email newsletters? Well then. We have just the thing: piping hot, oven-baked entrepreneurial goodness delivered straight to your inbox.

Juuuust click here: http://www.heavychef.com/subscribe - easy hey?

Like this video? It was filmed by the amazing people at Justin Sandmann Productions - check ‘em out here.