Yonela Diko

Yonela Diko is a Media Consultant & Political Strategist.


Shattering the misconceptions about Grade R teaching and learning


With elections done and dusted and a new cabinet finally in place some have noted that the ministries looking after education are as ‘idealess as they are visibly tired…that SA education is going nowhere’. Its not hard to see some truth in that when we consider that despite progress the overall education landscape is defined […]

How to leverage innovation in the age of automation


In today’s global context, rapid digitalization necessitates a comprehensive re-evaluation in the conceptual understanding as well as operation of professional workplaces. While companies across industries compete to adopt the latest available technologies, workers and employees face unprecedented job insecurity as automation increasingly replaces positions once occupied by humans. That being said, it is essential to […]

SONA debate must interrogate vague plans


This week’s debate on the State of the Nation Address in parliament is an opportunity for opposition parties to kick the tyres, inspect the engine and check the brakes of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vague plans (delivered on June 20) to make South Africa prosperous again. This in order to ensure that all things which mark […]


The flexible workplace is here to stay, and this is why…

Regardless of whether the user is a millennial with multiple jobs, a corporate-free freelancer, digital nomad, savvy small business owner or large global corporate,...


Can SA benefit from the cannabis economy?

The remarks I made recently about the need for our province to benefit from the cannabis economy, did not only bring us out of...


We need an integrated youth empowerment programme urgently

South Africa needs an integrated national youth empowerment strategy, which provides skills, job opportunities and life purpose to millions of excluded youth. South Africa...