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Much of the learning taking place in South Africa’s current education system is by rote and regurgitation. This system is clearly not working for employers, judging by the growing unemployment statistics: South Africa currently has 5.8m unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 35. It’s time to get creative about finding solutions to education and talent development in general, said Dr Taddy Blecher, co-founder of the Maharishi Institute, at a Heavy Chef event in Johannesburg recently. The Institute offers free tertiary education to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Much of the learning taking place in South Africa’s current education system is by rote and regurgitation. This system is clearly not working for employers, judging by the growing unemployment statistics: South Africa currently has 5.8m unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 35. It’s time to get creative about finding solutions to education and talent development in general, said Dr Taddy Blec...

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