What kind of education system does Africa need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution and how do we produce learners who will be productive and competitive in the future economy? These were among the questions ‘The Educators’ Inspire Session with Thabo Mbeki, Rapelang Rabana, Lukhanyo Neer, and Sam Paddock aimed to find out.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is a renown intellectual and an authority on the subject of education in Africa. Joining us for the second iteration of the ‘Educators’ Inspire Session, Mr. Mbeki addresses the violence and disorder in South Africa, one of the issues we have to overcome in order to meet the challenge of education and thrive.
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.
The Educating Africa event, featuring speakers S'onqoba Maseko, Sam Paddock and Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, has been postponed by one day. The event was originally scheduled for September 13 2018, and is now being held one day later, on Friday September 14th 2018, at The Birdhouse, in Owl Street, Braamfontein.
On Wednesday 22nd August, CEO Fred Roed, announced that Heavy Chef will be hosting former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, in a rare public appearance, to focus on the topic of “Educating Africa” in Johannesburg. The three confirmed speakers are Mbeki, rising star S’onqoba Maseko and Getsmarter co-founder, Sam Paddock.