About

Author’s Full Name

Mkhulu William Seyama

Background

Education forms the largest portion of the South African Government’s budget at 20% (over R150 billion in 2009/2010 financial year).  This proportion makes South Africa to be among the highest spenders on education in the world. Yet, the country’s education produces among the poorest quality of Grade 12 passes in the world, if the minimum 30% pass mark is anything to go by. There are many reasons for this reality; including misallocation of spend, suspect quality of teaching resources and infrastructural challenges that are as a result of apartheid. Professor Haroon Bhorat has written extensively about the link between poor quality of South Africa’s education and unemployment.

Purpose of this blog

I have a passion for education, as I am a product of it and I see how it liberates me in so many ways. In addition, it is through education that my beloved country, South Africa, can develop and the majority of its population can lift themselves out of the current abject poverty.

I want to contribute my 2 cents worth by blogging on this topic both in my personal capacity as a member of civil society and as an infopreneur.  Let me state that currently I am in full support of the policies by both Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education, I just wish these were supported by robust implementation plans that can be measured, and implementors can be held accountable for the outcomes.

About me

I have more than 15 years of brand development and offline marketing experience, and 5 yrs of digital marketing experience. given that I had the privilege of gaining the experience in both offline and online marketing disciplines, I am an advocate for integrated brand marketing and communications.

I am a MBA graduate (GIBS, 2006) and I also have a BCom degree (Wits, 1991).

I am the founder and CEO of eNitiate Integrated Solutions. I have aspirations to run a career management business, with a view to connecting the dots between higher education qualifications and eventual job opportunities. Find information about this aspiration on http://nuffdotty.co.za.

My other blogsite is called InMarketingSpeak.

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