Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Is South Africa losing human potential because of cognitive stunting of children?
Guest: Dr Louis Benjamin | at Independent educational consultant John Maytham speaks to Independent Educational consultant, Dr Louis Benjamin on how South Africa is losing human potential because of the cognitive stunting of children. A child who has not been given the opportunity to be challenged to extend him/herself beyond the here and now, to imagine, dream, invent and create, is yet another young adult who might in the future join the ever-growing queue of the unemployed. The important question facing South Africa is: How do we avoid the ongoing and devastating loss of human potential in our country?
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