Former FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana has issued a warning on SA’s basic education: "Disrupt or be disrupted." Coding and robotics must become part of the basic education curriculum if SA wanted to contribute to the fourth industrial revolution, said Nxasana, who is chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Lack of infrastructure and expensive data remained barriers, he said on Wednesday at the two-day Singularity University SA summit in Johannesburg hosted with Standard Bank, global partner Deloitte and strategic partners MTN and SAP. "We need to think about how we train people to acquire skills and become active in the fourth industrial revolution." Education was hampered by a lack of universal access to the internet, Nxasana said. The government has initiated a second inquiry into cellphone data costs after a campaign drew attention to the manner in which consumers are charged. Valter Adão, chief digital and innovation officer at Deloitte Africa, agreed with Nxasana. "I...

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