President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday officially open and address the country’s inaugural 4th Industrial Revolution SA – Digital Economy Summit in Midrand.
The Summit will be hosted by the 4th Industrial Revolution South Africa partnership (4IRSA), an alliance between partners from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society.
The 4IRSA partnership seeks to develop an inclusive, coherent, national response to the 4IR for South Africa, based on research and to complement and support other national activities relating to the 4IR.
Among these national initiatives is the establishment by Ramaphosa of the Presidential Commission on the 4IR.
Earlier this year, Ramaphosa appointed 30 members of the Presidential Commission on the 4IR to identify relevant policies, strategies and action plans to assist government in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital revolution and position South Africa as a competitive global player.
The Summit will feature various breakaway sessions to interrogate key themes, including Competitiveness, Concentration and Inequality; The Future of Work and Jobs; Society, State and Citizen; Opportunities; Critical Success Factors and the 4th IR in the township economy.
In showcasing the advancements in technology and opportunities of the digital economy, the first-of-its-kind, live holographic projection of Ramaphosa’s address will be transmitted to the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West.
– African News Agency (ANA)