The report that outlines SA’s strategy and planned response to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) has been gazetted.
This comes shortly after Cabinet approved its publication, charting a way forward for the framework that makes recommendations on how best the country can position itself in the global 4IR context.
Compiled by the Presidential Commission on 4IR (PC4IR), the report was promulgated in the Government Gazette dated 23 October 2020.
According to the PC4IR, the fourth industrial revolution is an opportunity for SA to achieve Vision 2030 and beyond.
In the gazette, it says in analysing global best practice, a framework emerged comprised of eight pillars of 4IR strategy, which include, among others, a focus on service delivery and establishing the country as a global leader in a targeted area.
The commission notes its key consideration was urgency and accountability. “The 4IR is not in the future, it is the present. It is therefore imperative that the country reorganises itself to ensure citizens are positioned to benefit from the opportunities it presents.
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