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WEF Tackles Transformation in the Mining Industry

Captains of the industry at the World Economic Forum on Africa together with government leaders will look at ways of achieving transformation in the mining industry to ensure that all Africans share in the continent's mineral wealth.
 
Africa has by far the world's largest mineral deposits in the world and it remains the poorest continent in the world. 
 
Lonmin Platinum chief executive officer, Ben Magara, says the meeting will look at ways in which this can be combated despite the current challenges in the mining industry.
 

SA Fails ‘Dismally’ in Maths, Science

Even though South Africa came second last out of 140 on the World Economic Forum (WEF) rankings in mathematics and science, local education authorities rubbished the rankings saying they were flawed.

However, education experts say the rankings are a close reflection of where education is in South Africa.

Educationalist, Graeme Bloch, says South Africa needs to up its game not only in mathematics and science but in all subjects.

Bloch adds: “The rankings are pretty close, learners need to be pushed and work hard in maths, science and humanities.”

SA Poor in Maths and Science, WEF Report

South Africa is almost dead last among 140 countries in terms of its maths and science education, according to this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report.
 
Last year's report also put the country last out of 148 countries and the report for 2015/16 painted a dismal picture, with South Africa placed at 138 out of 140 countries.
 
The only two countries ranked lower were Egypt and Paraguay and in terms of Internet access in schools, South Africa was 119 out of 140.
 

Africa: Whose Promise?

The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) themed ‘Delivering Africa's Promise" ended on 10 May in Cape Town. The three-day forum provided a platform for regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to expand Africa's integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable economic growth path. After the conclusion of the WEF the question remains: Whose promise does it aim to fulfil?

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