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South Africa and the 4th Industrial Revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened and addressed the inaugural Digital Economy Summit held under the theme: “Advancing the African Agenda on the Fourth Industrial Revolution through Digital Transformation.”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril.

A live 3D hologram of President Cyril Ramaphosa was transmitted from the Gallagher Convention Centre (where the event was held) to the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West.

New tech subjects to be added to the SA school curriculum

The South African government has committed to adding a number of technology-focused subjects to the school curriculum as part of its ‘skills revolution’. This will ensure that more than one million young people are trained in data science and related skills by 2030.

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