Business Unity SA (Busa) has given the thumbs up for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (sona), endorsing his emphasis on economic growth, job creation and the prioritisation of skills and education. “We also appreciate the president’s establishment of a commission on the fourth industrial revolution,” Busa president Sipho Pityana said in a statement on Friday. Ramaphosa announced in his speech to a joint sitting of parliament on Thursday night that the presidential commission will comprise eminent persons from different sectors of society and will advise on digital transformation.

“The speech is unequivocal in sketching SA’s national priorities and unambiguous about its policy direction, as well as setting the country on the course to become a dynamic future-oriented economy,” Busa said.

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