AI: Leaving no one behind

We must use digital technologies as a great equaliser, and not create a situation where millions of people are unable to participate in a digitally driven economy, says Cathy Smith, MD of SAP Africa.

Jan 25, 2019

Ramaphosa promises digital skills training drive

President Cyril Ramaphosa uses WEF as the stage to outline plans to train young South Africans in digital skills, noting job creation is at the centre of the national agenda.

Jan 24, 2019

Coalition formed at WEF to curb $62.5bn e-waste woes

Global organisations at the World Economic Forum in Davos come together to address electronic waste challenges.

Jan 22, 2019

SA execs recognise AI potential

Local CEOs believe artificial intelligence will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years, but they are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Jul 3, 2018

Microsoft Cloud Society gears up for jobs of the future

The Middle East and Africa need to tackle the skills challenges of an increasingly digital future.


WEF to upskill 10m people by 2020

The forum's new initiative has already secured pledges from global companies to provide reskilling or upskilling opportunities to 8.1 million people.


WEF tackles financial inclusion

The World Economic Forum's new financial inclusion metrics will help the world's unbanked access digital payments, savings accounts and loans.


Cyber security top of mind for WEF elite

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report for 2018 ranks cyber attacks, a deteriorating geopolitical landscape and environmental risks among the top worries for the coming year.

Sep 1, 2017

Big tech, not fintech, disrupting banking, insurance

A new WEF report suggests the partnership between banks and large tech companies could open the door to direct competition at a later stage.

Jun 1, 2017

Zero-rated platform for maths, science tuition

Siyavula, which is partnering with Vodacom and MTN, says grade 8-12 learners only need to sign in and practise properly to qualify for a month's sponsorship.

Jan 16, 2017

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity

Just eight men - including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison - own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population.


AI, robotics provide greatest benefits and greatest risks

The WEF's Global Risks Report 2017 finds these emerging technologies have the greatest potential rewards, but also the biggest risk.

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