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Serendipitous. Not the word one would normally use to describe the arrival of COVID-19 in 2019. Yet, were it not for the speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic propelled the Higher Education sector into the digital classroom, False Bay TVET College might not have reached the current levels of application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in its teaching and learning. And, thanks to the expert knowledge and support of the Higher Education Disability
Services Association (HEDSA), the national HEI disability support network, we were ready when the opportunity came.

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It is expected that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted. This is according to the Future of Jobs Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum.

As the world shifts towards cashless payment methods, South Africa is gradually moving away from cash against a social and economic backdrop of inequality and slow economic growth.

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Nedbank has launched the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform, in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun, to help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post COVID-19 economy. The initiative initially aims to upskill and create sustainable income opportunities for 1 000 South Africans by the end of 2021, with plans to grow this number to 5 000 in the longer term.

Conflicts can teach us patience, understanding and compassion, IF we are willing to learn! However, in the heat of the moment… we tend to react negatively when we feel that our beliefs and ways are threatened. We must be reminded though, to consider others and stay focused, when disagreements happen in the workplace.

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The past year has been tough. People are struggling. Organisations are battling. And tensions are high. In July 2021 this boiling pot of frustration, stress and anxiety exploded, and South Africa faced extensive damage as looters swept across the country.

In my experience, the corporate environment today is a much more enabling one for women than in the past. Even though the gender breakdown still favours men, the general attitude towards women has certainly changed for the better. Of course, there are still some men who find it difficult to take orders from women, but I do not think that is ever going to completely go away.

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SASSA has urged those hoping to apply for the R350 grant to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.

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If you are like any normal South Africa, you approach intersections labelled high crime or high smash and grab zone with an overabundance of caution and the same applies to any intersection where there are a lot of people loitering around your vehicle. The last thing you want is to become a victim of a crime of opportunity.

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PG Bison, a Proudly South African company that aims to inspire and enable beautiful living spaces, has been running the prestigious 1.618 Education Initiative for 29 years. This annual design competition aimed at third-year architecture and interior design students around South Africa is part of the curricula of participating educational institutions.

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