Africa’s 4th industrial revolution: endless opportunities


Could the 4th industrial revolution accelerate economic transformation in Africa, leading to higher rates of productivity and growth? To improve the livelihoods of Africa’s large and fast-growing population, labour must be rapidly moved into more productive sectors, such as manufacturing.

Given the negotiations about deindustrialisation in South Africa and elsewhere, and the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, this seminar will debate the opportunities and challenges presented by the 4th industrial revolution.

This seminar is co-hosted by ISS and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS


Dr Martyn Davies, Deloitte

Dr Jong-dae Park, Ambassador, Republic of Korea

Marius Oosthuizen, GIBS

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