We meet the mind of investigative journalist Pauli Van Wyk. The risk of exposing the underbelly of stories linked to VBS, the ANC and the EFF doesn’t make life comfortable, but she has never hidden from the responsibility of bringing justice to the fore. Can journalism survive in its current model? Pauli gives her thoughts. A self-confessed “real African”, and clearly a tremendous mind, the MBA at Henley is the next chapter in what is sure to be an evolution into something amazing which will help her continue to lead the fight for the marginalised citizens of South Africa. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley Business School South Africa, part of the University of Reading. Gareth gets to find out all about what makes the Dean and Director, Jonathan Foster-Pedley tick! He’s the perfect person to continue setting the scene on how Henley is leading transformation. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Barry van Zyl, drummer extraordinaire, is a Henley MBA graduate – he shares with us why he feels it has changed how he does business, even in his music dealings. He’s optimistic about the future of the music industry and can’t wait for the future. The MBA has taught him just enough to not have anyone sell him short in any industry. Barry also talks about his love for music returning. A living legend and yet so humble, he is one of South Africa’s greatest musical exports and his journey is not done yet!

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Business dynamo Melody Xaba broaches the ideas of the 4th Industrial Revolution and AI with eloquence and energy. As long as you are thinking, you are in the game. As long as you are thinking it means you can become adaptable to the great change we are seeing in business today. Innovation must also happen in how we think about job creation, it’s the only thing that will save us. In order to be employable, be adaptable!

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The rise of technology has in many ways made everyday life easier and convenient. But, for all its great uses there are also repercussions. The blue collar workforce are losing jobs because technology is replacing them. Tasks that were done by low-level professionals are now performed by inventions such as automated toll boots, supermarket tills and assembly lines in factories. Highly qualified jobs in law and finance are also being threatened by digitisation, robots and other innovations. With the advent of job losses in the 4th Industrial Revolution, would a universal basic income help mitigate the challenge?

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Over the past 3 years, there has been a lot of buzz around the onset of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR offers huge potential to transform and realign our economies and societies. But, how do we play a shaping role to prepare societies and industries at large for this economic era, and ultimately help shape the impact of the 4IR? Can we accelerate the development and implementation of emerging science and technology to the benefit of citizens, society and the public interest? In doing so, are we able to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to mitigate massive exclusions, human rights violations and regulatory lag?

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