Navigating Unemployment in the Age of AI DRH

Please share this article


World Telecommunications and Digital Society Day took place on Friday, the 17th of May, and in 2024 the discourse surrounding unemployment in the era of artificial intelligence (AI) assumes heightened relevance.

Advertisement i

In this context, Dr. Hendrik Botha, the Head of Institution at Boston City Campus, offers insights into Boston's multifaceted approach towards addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by AI.

In an age where AI permeates various facets of our lives, the imperative to unlock human potential emerges as paramount. Dr. Botha emphasizes Boston's proactive stance in providing practical experience through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) modules.

This initiative ensures that all students graduate not only with academic proficiency but also with exposure to the workplace, thereby enhancing their employability and equipping them with practical skills essential for success in the
digital age.

Moreover, Boston remains committed to bridging the digital barrier to entry for some students by providing internet access and facilities at 47 support centres nationwide, thus democratising access to information and empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the digital economy.

By fostering an inclusive environment conducive to learning and innovation, Boston endeavours to create opportunities for all, irrespective of socio-economic barriers.

In confronting AI's dual identity as both a threat and an opportunity, Boston adopts a proactive approach towards upskilling students to meet the demands of emerging job openings. Through close collaborations with industry stakeholders, facilitated by Graduate Support Services, Boston remains attuned to evolving industry requirements, thereby ensuring that students remain abreast of the latest technological advancements and industry trends.

At the heart of Boston's mission lies the commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent by providing the necessary practical and academic skills essential for success in an increasingly competitive global landscape. With international recognition, Boston's graduates are poised to seize opportunities both within and outside of South Africa, thereby contributing to the nation's economic growth and prosperity.

Central to Boston's ethos is the recognition of AI's potential to disrupt traditional job markets and usher in technological unemployment. However, rather than succumbing to apprehension, Boston remains steadfast in its resolve to prepare students for the realities of the digital age.

Through rigorous academic programmes complemented by practical training initiatives such as WIL, Boston ensures that students are not only equipped to coexist alongside technology but also to thrive in symbiosis with it.

Dr. Hendrik Botha encapsulates Boston's unwavering commitment to empowerment in the age of AI:

By unlocking human potential, bridging the digital divide, and fostering a culture of lifelong learning, Boston stands poised to shape a future where every individual has the opportunity to realise their fullest potential.

Suggested Article:

ChatGPT affecting education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has rapidly been advancing and is making its presence felt across various sectors. One of the most significant areas where AI is making a profound impact is in tertiary education.

Online Shopping Links

Takealot - Temu - Amazon - Shein


WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad



Google News

Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


Where to Study

Advertisement m

Other Articles

Over the past few weeks, thousands of Grade 11 and Matric students were informed that they did not receive an offer to study at a Public University. Every year, only a fraction of applicants are successful, which severely impacts the future plans of these students and their parents, who do not know what their further options are.  


Latest SASSA articles

Sassa revealed that individuals can submit Sassa grant applications online. Here's everything you need to know about Sassa online grant applications. 

Millions of people living in South Africa are unemployed. These people can apply for the R370 grant in June 2024. 


Careers Advice

Everyone is spending so much time online these days - which has lead to Digital Marketing growing into a big business. Working in Digital Marketing promises a long and profitable career but what exactly does a Digital Marketer do? And how do you get into Digital Marketing?

Advertisement i