I am from South Africa and with it being in many ways a third-world country I have grown to accept many of the problems that it has in terms of the use of technology and the quality of the internet. However, it makes me really sad to see the education department not keeping up with the times. I recently read this article (http://www.webaddict.co.za/2013/10/09/south-africa-education-department-bans-open-source-software/) about the education department's plans to teach kids Delphi at high school level. I mean really, Delphi is not even in use in industry (that I know of). Could they not have chosen Python or Java or any other 21st century language? I can understand that our country's technology infrastructure is lacking but the education department has their heads up their asses.
Anyway, was just interested to hear what you guys think about this.