South Africa’s Communications Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced the launch of South Africa’s first digital economy summit. The Minister said this at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, on Thursday.
The summit endorsed by the cabinet will take place after South Africa’s elections – at the end of June.
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According to Ndabeni-Abrahams, people should be placed at the center of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) conversations.
“As the government, this is woven into all our 4IR interventions and, as such, we have been deliberate in seeking collaborative efforts that build a capable 4IR army. In the same breath, we must ensure that we create our own solutions that respond to our unique requirements as a country. Lastly, it is impotent that all sectors find expression in the 4IR conversation, ” she said, as reported by Engineering news.
Source: Engineering News