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Techno Touch with Loeries CEO Preetesh Sewraj

SABC NEWS: The world of online learning has been delved into more than ever before with the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown in place. With it comes various many benefits, like the comfort of learning at home however it also has its challenges. From high data costs to know how to log in and stay logged in, pupils and students say these issues often make learning online more of a chore than an aid.

In this week’s Techno Touch, tech expert Preetesh Sewraj explains how those making use of online learning can adapt and use it to their advantage. Preetesh Sewraj is the Chief Executive Officer of The Loeries after Andrew Human, who served as CEO for 15 years, stepped down in 2019.

Listen to Preetesh Sewraj here,

An experienced business leader and innovator, Sewraj has worked with major brands including Unilever, Samsung, Nedbank and Vodacom. He successfully launched Product of the Year in South Africa, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Since its launch in 2008, it has helped millions of consumers identify great innovation that adds value to their lives.

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