Magwaza shares with us more about his experience in the software computing space, what some of the challenges are that young people face in the industry, and his thoughts on the significance of Youth Month this year.
Bonokuhle Magwaza: I am originally from KwaZulu-Natal. I am a parent, and I enjoy the outdoors.
Magwaza: I was attracted by the fact that every industry, emerging or existing, requires a computer system to survive in the modern business landscape.
Magwaza: Achieving global ISQB certifications, extensive tier 1 training in BI, and MS/SQL certification.
Magwaza: Machine learning and AI. As an automation tester, I see a lot of this on the horizon.
Magwaza: Elon Musk.
Magwaza: Managing one's finances is a major challenge for the youth amongst any demographic. I think it’s attributed to the lack of financial education, social expectation, and pervasive marketing content. Financial education needs to be a mandatory part of tertiary education.
Magwaza: There is always the inevitable fact that anything in life, as we know it, will change. Although the status quo may have been profitable, you have to see and acknowledge change, and find where the next opportunity may lie.
Magwaza: My personal symbol of Youth Day, specifically, is the generation that this holiday commemorates. Most of the youth knew they would not see freedom, but they also knew their blood will nourish the trees that will bear the fruits of freedom.
Magwaza: Basic education, introduce a skills-based syllabus to that level - be it professional, artistic or industrial - a learning approach that will develop them not just for tertiary life, but for the world. Not everyone has the privilege of going to tertiary institutions.