Few things could sum up SA’s education disparity, or the willingness of South Africans to bridge the gap, as the scene two weeks ago at The Campus conference centre in Bryanston, Joburg.

In one room, well-heeled business executives heard how they could take their companies successfully into a world ruled by artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR). Scores queued for selfies with Sophia, a humanoid robot that her inventor believes is the face of the future...

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