The idea of a digital state in which different areas of government digitise data and collaborate to provide services to citizens has been a long-stated ambition of the SA government as part of its push to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, but now it is more important than ever.  

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, digitisation is a must-do public health imperative that is likely to save many lives. In fighting the coronavirus, governments around the world are now sharing best practices to respond effectively to the pandemic. ..

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