‘AI to take jobs that humans shouldn’t be doing’

We need to rethink the notion of jobs in the new context of artificial intelligence (AI) – this will allow us to do other things that really matter. This was one of Stafford Masie's key talking points at the Digital Clash of Civilisations on the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a University of Johannesburg's (UJ) public dialogue on Wednesday night, 01 August 2018.

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IPATC 2018 Conference: Transforming South Africa’s Humanities Curriculum

Twenty-five scholars gathered at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Arts Theatre to present and engage with academics and the public about the transformation of the Humanities curriculum in South African higher education institutions.

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Unbeaten UJ women take 2018 USSA football title

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) women’s team maintained an unbeaten record to emerge as champions of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) football tournament in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 6 July 2018.

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Being cyber savvy reduces risks of falling prey to criminals

​As the University of Johannesburg (UJ) takes the lead in providing the necessary education amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its students equally need to rise up to the skills of this new era.

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Wellness programmes and suicide awareness for students and staff

​The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has in recent days received media enquiries about alleged incidents of suicide and/or attempted suicide by our students. We are also aware of some rumours/speculations that have been doing the rounds on social media about these alleged incidents.

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UJ students among Top 100 Graduates

Six University of Johannesburg (UJ) students have been chosen as part of a select group of 100 top students for the 2018 Gradstar Awards.
 

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Unbeaten UJ still focused on their objective

University of Johannesburg coach Mandla Zwane is pleased with the team's progress in the Varsity Football tournament, but acknowledges that they still have plenty of work ahead of them.
 

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Students scoop gold at Loeries Awards

The Department of Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) made their mark during Loeries Creative Week 2018, winning gold in the student category. 

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Issues affecting young women in South Africa come under scrutiny at #BackChat roundtable

​Gender-based violence is killing the South African youth like a chronic disease, and the government needs to place serious attention to this menace the same way it deals with the HIV/AIDS pandemic. .
 

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UJ campaign to empower ‘Missing Middle’ students surges ahead R130M raised after securing R8M from Absa 

The University of Johannesburg's (UJ) 'Missing Middle' fundraising campaign received a generous eight (8) million rand cash investment from one of South Africa's major financial institutions, Absa.
 

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Accountancy student invited to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Lucky Vele, a PGDip Financial Management student, in the Department of Accountancy, at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been selected as one of 100 entrepreneurs in the world to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) 2018. 

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Videos

Faculty of Education Graduates 2018

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – this Nelson Mandela quote is certainly the motto for many South African generations and the world citizens. These future teachers are ready to contribute to society. The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Education students were filled with joy on their graduation day, some of which are first time university graduates in their families. The energy and motivation in this video says it all – all the best with your future endeavours teachers!

 

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CBE Graduates 2018

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) graduation ceremony was exciting and inspiring. Sharing their future plans and joyful graduation experiences, the students reflected on their hard work put in during their journey at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). A sense of accomplishment, seeing fellow students graduate, continuing with studies this year, and the apparel all added to the pack of a successful journey for this cohort of future commercial leaders.


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FEBE Graduates 2018

From Vulindlela by the late pop queen Brenda Fassie to group singing in the corridors after the formal proceedings of the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment students, this was a day of triumph for the future engineers. These FEBE students, also known as the lab and library dwellers for their regular and long studying periods, felt proud as they dawned the University’s new graduation attire which is different from the previous years. Accompanied by their companions, parents, and colleagues, one could pick the sense of achievement this graduation ceremony brought to the new graduates

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Faculty of Health Sciences Graduates 2018

A brighter future for the new health whizzes from the Faculty of Health Sciences after graduating from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) this year. While some students will be entering the world of work this year, others are continuing with their studies. Perseverance, pushing hard, working smart and making study friends that will be a part of their lives even in the future, were some of the sentiments this group of graduates cherished at the graduation ceremonies.

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Faculty of Humanities Graduates 2018

Graduating; the biggest achievement for the young graduates at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shared with family and friends. Parents shared their moments of joy as their sons and daughters graduated. From graduating cum laude to sharing lessons learned during their stay at UJ, these students acknowledged former statesman Nelson Mandela’s lecturing statement, “It seems impossible until it’s done.” An overwhelming achievement, studying towards PhDs, and all the “juice/sauce” - it was a graduation of social scientists!

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FADA Graduates 2018

The creative ones: the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) students relished on their achievements as they graduated at UJ this season. From this group, the world awaits future architects, thought-provoking artists, business leaders, fashion and industrial designers who will bring Industry 4.0 ideas to the fore in their work.These students shared their future plans and how they prepared academically to arrive at this moment; they’re ready to kick-start their careers. UJ All The Way!!!

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