The Fourth Industrial Revolution

About 500 people gathered at Gallagher Convention Centre to discuss the future of the SA economy in the digital age. The gathering was the result of the work of Fourth Industrial Revolution SA (4IRSA), an initiative between the universities of Fort Hare, Johannesburg, Wits, the government and major private-sector players such as Telkom and Deloitte SA. The digital economy summit was the first of its kind for SA, though similar gatherings have become commonplace in many other countries across the world. At the Summit many South Africans were encouraged by governments commitment to look forward to the revolution and the introduction of cutting-edge technologies, such as fifth-generation mobile internet connectivity (5G). The Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said the government would finalise and review key policy frameworks such as the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, in order to make them responsive and adaptive to 4IR.
1. Ross Harvey an Independent Economist.
2. Toby Shapshak an ICT Journalist.
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