Why does formal education matters?

By JR MULAMBO
Many self made entrepreneurs are without any formal education. But yet their ideas ignite the world of intellects and transform economies of many states globally. It is through these uneducated fellas that educated people get employment and exert their intellectual authority.

But it is interesting to note that formal education is still extolled as a profound key to human economic transformation. However, through my observations I have noted that most entrepreneurs are born out of experience as opposed to pure formal education system. Such individuals have devoted their time in studying human problems and provide solutions in a form of business idea. To some instances this was achieved without any formal education training. Continue reading “Why does formal education matters?”

MILLENNIALS, TECHNOLOGY AND WORKPLACE

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BY MULAMBO JR

It is contended that the advent of the Internet and other related Information and Communication Technologies have rapidly transformed “the way [in which] people live, work, communicate and interact with the world” (Social Times). Thus, this opened a poll of research amongst scholars, who attempt to study the generational differences, traits and the implications of such technologies on different spheres of human lives, workplace included.

It is also argued that the Millennial generation is the most technologically implicated generation amongst all the generations studied prior to the 1980s (Helsper and Enyon, 2009). According to Modo labs, Millennial generation refers to the digital natives. Digital natives are individuals who were born during the Internet era_ 1980s-2000s. These individuals are believed to have grown up with broadband, smartphones, laptops and social media, and they have unique communication expectations, such as instant access to information and feedback. Thus, their world is largely digital and this includes where and how they desire work (Modo labs). Continue reading “MILLENNIALS, TECHNOLOGY AND WORKPLACE”

Action speaks louder than words

By Mulambo JR 

According to Lurkin and Regester (2008), “an issue ignored is crisis ensured”. Most scholars of issues and crises management are in strong agreement with the above assertion. They believe that crisis is twofold. There is a crisis that can be predicted and intercepted.  Such crisis is believed to emerge as an issue with signalling warning for potential devastating crisis, before it erupts. This includes, but not limited to a protest action for instance. The second fold of crisis is believed to posses no warning signs as it erupts. This kind of crisis can be associated with natural disasters, or any element which is beyond the organisation’s control.

During my junior studentship I got so intrigued about the constant use of protest action as a means of communication geared towards different organisational management and political figures, all around South Africa. My curiosity was vastly ignited by the recent reported student protests in most South African institutions of higher learning. Thus, I wanted to fathom the concrete reason behind people’s choice of protest action as a tool of communication, despite a vast  amount of reports on death cases and detainment of people who took a route of protest communication. Continue reading “Action speaks louder than words”

The hypocrisy of the  redberet 

By Mulambo JR 
Since the advent of the EFF in 2013,  the party has been publicly seen as the antiANC leadership and governance. This may be evidenced through the apparent strong views projected by the party’s leader Julius Malema.The aspersion which saw EFF MPs turn parliament into a hostile political setting for ANC, marked by emotional altercations.

Malema was amongst the expelled ANC youth league members during the early stages of Zuma’s administration. This led to the raise of the redberet, which I believe it was the worst mistake  Zuma’s administration and the ANC had ever made. This view is authenticated by a slowly raising support for the EFF at the expense of the ANC. Continue reading “The hypocrisy of the  redberet “

Is this the beginning of the end?

By JR MULAMBO 
The administration of the president Jacob Zuma has been under severe joint aspersion from the opposition parties and members of the public, recently. The reshuffling of cabinet ministers without a well articulated reason, did not do justice to prevent further critism, hence it might have strengthened the opposition’s lack of confidence in the ruling administration.

Adding to the motion of no confidence in the Zuma’s administration was the emergence of the Nkandla report, Nhlanhla Nene gate and Gupta saga. In 2013 the Gupta family made headlines  after landing its plane full of guests at the South African Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria. The reports have made speculations and allegations which created a public impression that the influential Gupta family might have received permission from its crony _Jacob Zuma. Continue reading “Is this the beginning of the end?”

Who really runs the SABC?

By JR MULAMBO 

It is inconceivable to talk about the development and the sustainability of the South African democracy without alluding to the role and the importance of the SABC and the media as a whole within the system. The South African democracy is founded upon the principles of public participation,  freedom of expression and the right to Information, just to mention a few. These principles are enshrined in the constitution of our country, which above judiciary law is exalted as the supreme law that governs South Africa.

Moreover, SABC up to date remains a source of information, education and entertainment to a large number of South Africans. In addition, it also serves as a contact point between the citizens and other stakeholders, political figures included. Thus, SABC remains a key player in the facilitation of government to citizens communication and/or vice versa. This is one of the roles of the media in our new born democracy. With the freedom of the media and its independence from political influence assured and affirmed by law,  media is expected to serve as a watchdog and an advocate of public participation in South Africa. Continue reading “Who really runs the SABC?”

Both MEDUNSA and Turfloop CAE “mark” history before an official disintegration

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From left: Sithole Fanie, Maswanganyi Salome, Mohale M.J and Mahlangu innocent

Medunsa and Turfloop campus jointly host a Student Mentorship Programme (SMP) award ceremony at San Rock Modimolle recently. The occasion which was organised by the University of Limpopo Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE).  The University of Limpopo is made up of two major campuses: Turfloof Campus, situated in the rural Limpopo and Medunsa campus, situated at Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria.

The ceremony was to commemorate the Student Mentors who devoted their academic time to mentor and shed light to newly admitted students. However, this was not just any ceremony but it also marked a history in the existence of CAE, where both University of Limpopo campuses jointly under one roof celebrated this remarkable occasion. Mostly, importantly, the event served as an official goodbye between Medunsa and Turfloop campus, following the pending independence of Medunsa from the University of Limpopo. From 2015, Mendusa will no longer be rendered as a University of Limpopo campuses, but will run as an independent public university under its new name: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Continue reading “Both MEDUNSA and Turfloop CAE “mark” history before an official disintegration”