At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, CNBC Africa hosted a discussion on the role industrialisation plays in economic growth and social development in South Africa and Africa. The event will be televised on the CNBC channel on Thursday, 28 January.
Vocational training gives people options other than studying at a university. Increased efforts from the government in this sector could help to empower people with skills development and contribute positively to employment rates.
Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been named the vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). The organisation is striving for the scientific independence of Africa. South Africa is also actively engaging young people to take up careers in the Stem fields.
Multinational confectioner, Mondelēz, is on a crusade to reduce the number of lifestyle diseases among children in South Africa. They have started by establishing Health in Action, a programme that encourages children to grow and eat their own fresh produce.