IMAGINATION DRIVES THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS TECH – by Arthur Goldstuck

When the original Blade Runner movie was screened in 1982, it went almost unnoticed. But the Ridley Scott adaptation of a Philip K Dick novel quickly became a cult favourite, and then acknowledged as a seminal vision of our future urban landscape. That being the case, why are we not yet living in that future? This was the fairly standard question asked at the Cisco Live conference in Barcelona this week, but the answer was

LOOKING FOR A CAREER & HAVE NO IDEA? ORT SA CareerHub LAUNCH

“Last year, we promised a series of Career Guidance talks and we have actually done more than that. We have, in fact, developed the ORT SA CareerHub,” says Ariellah Rosenberg, ORT SA’s CEO, who is the visionary behind the idea. Through a series of talks and workshops, the CareerHub will help high school students, university students, parents, teachers and even those who feel ‘stuck’ in their path, to “Explore, Expose and Experience”  their way through

SA develops coding, robotics curricula for Grade R-9- article

“We are thrilled to be recognised by the Minister for assisting with the development of a Coding & Robotics Curriculum for South African schools,” said ORT SA CEO, Ariellah Rosenberg. Article by Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s business editor. Johannesburg, 13 Mar 2019 Basic education minister Angie Motshekga. The South African government is developing curricula for coding and robotics for grades R to 9. So said minister of basic education Angie Motshekga. “To create a sustainable industrialisation and keep pace with the world,

2018 – A SURPRISING YEAR FOR ORT SA

Despite the political and economic instability of our landscape, ORT SA  gathered momentum almost from the start of 2018 and as we journeyed through the year, ORT SA’s achievements continued to grow and our Vision of ‘Educating for Life’ and Mission of ‘Making People Employable’ becoming more and more tangible. It turned out to be an excellent year! So, thank you to our donors, funders, suppORTers and followers. We are so grateful for your support.

WORLD ORT TO BE HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

ORT is to be honoured with a prestigious humanitarian award presented by one of the world’s leading social justice campaigners. The organisation has been chosen as a recipient of the Let Freedom Ring Award, in honor of our commitment to equality in education and our efforts to bridge the gap between ability and opportunity. The award is presented by veteran activist Reverend Jesse Jackson, who was a friend and ally of Martin Luther King. Rev

“The support from ORT SA and all partners involved cannot be overemphasized & deserves loud resounding applause!”

                                                              Abridged speech to teachers, pupils and guests                                                                           

ORT SA IS AN ESSENTIAL POCKET OF HOPE THAT UNDERPINS A SUCCESSFUL RAINBOW NATION

There are very few organisations that are able to effectively combat social issues faced in many communities, including unemployment. ORT SA seamlessly manages to do this through its various programmes while producing measurable results. The collaboration between ORT SA and the YES (Youth Employment Services) campaign has ensured that 200 young hopefuls have been placed into companies and schools as administrators for a 12-month workplace experience, that maximises their potential. The collaboration has created an

FINISHING THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH A FLOURISH OF INGENUITY

In a classroom somewhere in Gauteng, a primary school pupil is staring out of the window, wondering what project s/he could come up with for his/her ORT SA Coding Club assignment. Pupils aged 10-14 years old create ingenious projects that involve problem-solving, targeted at real life situations, which are presented at a glittering event each year. Coding is the lingua franca of the future and ORT SA places emphasis on the importance of this skill

MORE THAN 50% OF ENTREPRENEURS IN SA ARE UNDER 35

While South Africa is considered an entrepreneurial powerhouse in sub-Saharan Africa, its weakest link in terms of its entrepreneurial ecosystem does happen to be start-up skills. This poses the question, what skills can local youth be taught, in order to improve their appetite for entrepreneurship? Crucial skills that can be taught for the betterment of entrepreneurs include information gathering, organizational skills, rational decision making and oral communication skills, to name a few. ORT SA continues