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The world is on the brink of the Fifth Industrial Revolution, an era of unparalleled technological advancements that will reshape our lives and work. The fifth industrial revolutions builds on the foundations laid by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
 


A number of South African companies use an augmented reality welding simulator for training welding skills as we integrate into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Soldamatic welding simulator, which has won top honours at the Worlddidac Awards for the most innovative educational product, requires no costly welding consumables and reduce training time by half.


In a bid to prepare South Africa’s youth for the future, South Africa’s education department is in the final stages of its plan to introduce coding and robotics into schools. The appraisal and quality assurance process are ongoing for the proposed curriculum.

 


South African youth are disproportionately represented amongst the country’s unemployed, and even graduates of tertiary education are not immune to this struggle to enter and make their way in the modern world of work. 


An exciting new partnership between mLab and the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) is poised to introduce a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related interventions that will equip South Africans to respond to the demands and opportunities of a technology immersed future. 


There has been much debate surrounding the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on the workplace.

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