SA has plans in place to cope with the fourth industrial revolution, Deputy President David Mabuza said on Wednesday. Responding to questions in the National Assembly , Mabuza said the Fourth Industrial Revolution Commission will co-ordinate the development of SA’s national response through a comprehensive action plan. A McKinsey report published in 2017 projected that by 2030 at least one-third of the activities of 60% of occupations could be automated. Another recent study by global consultancy Accenture found that close to 6-million jobs in SA would be at risk over the next seven years due to automation. The study highlighted that both blue- and white-collar jobs are at risk. These occupations include those of clerks, cashiers, bank tellers, construction workers, mining and maintenance staff. “The process is currently underway to appoint individuals to the presidential commission on the fourth industrial revolution, as announced by the president in the state of the nation address...

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