New tech academy believes it has answers to SA’s youth unemployment challenge

Media feature in the Star


Forge Academy is the new kid on the block in the technology space, aiming to get South Africans on board with their skills training. Powered by Nokia, the academy launched the first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence lab in the country late last year.


“One of the biggest challenges facing the country, and globally, when it comes to the youth is the mismatch between the jobs of the future and unemployment,” said Forge Academy’s chief executive Arthur Wade Anderson. “Youth unemployment has become a no-go area to talk about and we think we have an answer to that. How we make sure that the right skills are i