University of JohannesburgTechnological advances tackle unemployment

Technological advances tackle unemployment

UJ uses technological advances to tackle unemployment

The edges of his suit are sharp and crisp. Dark and funky spectacles frame eyes that flash with curiosity and zeal. He smiles easily, speaks animatedly, and has perspectives on how technology can solve some of South Africa’s socioeconomic problems that he is all too eager to share.

In 2017, Banele Hlengethwa was a 25-year old diesel mechanic graduate who had worked part time in retail and promotions during his student years. By October that year, in a move that redirected the course of his professional life entirely, he had joined a team recruited by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to survey how Gauteng’s citizens perceive their quality of life


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