President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural 4th Industrial Revolution SA Digital Economy Summit, 5 Jul

4 Jul 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 05 July 2019, officially open and address the first 4th Industrial Revolution SA - Digital Economy Summit.

The Summit will be hosted by the 4th Industrial Revolution South Africa partnership (4IRSA),  an alliance between partners from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society.

The 4IRSA partnership seeks to develop an inclusive, coherent, national response to the 4IR for South Africa, based on research and to complement and support other national activities relating to the 4IR.  Among these national initiatives is the establishment by President Ramaphosa of the Presidential Commission on the 4IR.

Earlier this year, the President appointed 30 members of the Presidential Commission on the 4IR to assist government in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital  revolution and to identify relevant policies, strategies and action plans that will position South Africa as a competitive global player.

The Summit will feature various breakaway sessions to interrogate key themes, including: Competitiveness, Concentration and Inequality; The Future of Work and Jobs; Society, State & Citizen; Opportunities; Critical Success Factors and the 4th IR in the township economy.

In showcasing the advancements in technology and immense opportunities of the digital economy, the first-of-its-kind, live holographic projection of President Ramaphosa’s address will be transmitted to the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West.

The President will address the summit as follows:

Date: Friday, 05 July 2019
Time: 09h00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand 

Media wishing to attend the summit should complete the attached form Accreditation Template 4IR.xlsx and send to Shadi Baloyi on by today, 04 July 2019 and not later than 13h00.

Media enquiries: 
Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President
Cell: 072 854 5707

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