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Mamphela Ramphele Delivers Unisa’s Founder’s Lecture

Conversations with My Sons and DaughtersDr Mamphela Ramphele, author of Conversations with My Sons and Daughters, delivered an “honest and direct” talk on “Educating and Training the 21st Century South African Citizen” at the Unisa’s Founder’s lecture earlier this year.

Ramphele drew attention to South Africa’s education crisis and highlighted the importance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in preparing the youth for the future. She spoke about ways in which Unisa could take a leadership role in championing the cause and lobbying government to prioritise ICT in education.

Unisa, one of the mega universities in the world, has been challenged by anti-apartheid activist Dr Mamphela Ramphele to produce 21st century graduates and to use their “unique” position to address a poor education system that is failing so many children and young people in South Africa.

The founder of the Citizens Movement; and Chairperson for the Board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and of Goldfields, yesterday delivered Unisa’s Founder’s Lecture on Educating and Training the 21st Century South African Citizen.

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