Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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16 Jun 2021
7:25 pm

Digital literacy can turn around SA’s youth unemployment crisis

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Youths have the opportunity to usher in a young society that does not depend on government for employment.

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Digital illiteracy is blocking out large swathes of the population from emerging sects of the job market as entire industries are being transformed by the fourth industrial revolution. But young people are taking the lead in closing the great digital divide between those who have the digital literacy to thrive in the economy and those who are left in the dark, say experts From South Africa's private schools which offer coding and software development classes, to the rural public schools where teachers can't use laptops, South Africa's great digital divide is well documented. But the post Covid-19 era promises to...