Ramaphosa appoints body to make SA a contender in digital revolution space
The commission will be a national overarching advisory mechanism on digital transformation, Cyril Ramaphosa said during his Sona
During his state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he had appointed a presidential commission on the fourth industrial revolution. “To ensure that we effectively and with greater urgency harness technological change in pursuit of inclusive growth and social development, I have appointed a presidential commission on the fourth industrial revolution,” Ramaphosa said. Comprising eminent persons drawn from different sectors of society, the commission will serve as a national overarching advisory mechanism on digital transformation.
It will identify and recommend policies, strategies and plans that will position SA as a globally competitive player within the digital revolution space. Several studies have shown that the fourth industrial revolution — which involves a fusion of artificial intelligence and automated machines — has the potential to disrupt every industry. A McKinsey report published in 2017 projected that by 2030, ...