The fourth industrial revolution is a fundamental shift in the way that technology, communications, data, and analytics impact almost all aspects of society and the economy. This era presents South Africa with significant and interrelated opportunities; improved access to better services, provided more efficiently across socio-economic and geographic barriers; increasing transparency, trust and social cohesion through direct communication.
But also a host of risks to effectively manage unequal access to benefits, infrastructure access and training required. Employment displacement as automation and new business models increase need for education and training. The government has a critical role to play in securing and enhancing the human capital and technological assets required to harness the power of the fourth industrial revolution. In order to realise the full potential of this moment in history we need multiple stakeholders to work in a coordinated way towards a shared vision in terms of financial investment and target outcomes
The 4th Industrial Revolution is also driven by a number of technological innovations, which include Robotics, 3D Printing, Nanotechnology, Virtual Reality, Internet, Machine Learning, Industrial Internet, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber-security among others. This technologically driven disruption calls for the world and South Africa to radically transform its skills offering so as to deliver 21st Century Skills for Employability and Entrepreneurship. Digititan is therefore taking advantage of this technological moment to drive human transformation in Africa for the betterment of all individuals.