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South Africa, Economy, Topnews

05. March 2019

Impact of technology on businesses under the spotlight, Africa Tech Week

South Africa, through the Science and Technology Department, is already seeking to modernise certain sectors of the economy. Technology and its impact on business have come under the spotlight at the inaugural Africa Tech Week Summit underway in Cape Town. The summit provides a platform for business leaders to demonstrate how technology can boost the performance of business in the 4th Industrial Revolution. South Africa, through the Science and Technology Department, is already seeking to modernise certain sectors of the economy. The department’s Director General, Phil Mjwara, explains: “We also have to start thinking if we have the adequate skills for this 4th Industrial Revolution and as this government we are investing hugely in the skills revolution that are needed whether it is in the coding area or whether the data analytics space.”

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