Cape Town – Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says South Africa needed to put measures in place to respond to the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
She addressed the last day of the inaugural Africa Tech Week conference in Century City yesterday.
The two-day conference, by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the City of Cape Town, focused on insight and solutions for business strategy.
Kubayi-Ngubane said the country had made substantial investments in cyber-infrastructure as well as in the acquisition and generation of data across a number of domains.
She said technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and platforms, edge computing, AI and analytics, robotics, blockchain, additive manufacturing and virtual reality are coalescing into a fertile environment for the Industrial IoT.