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The Big Question | the 4th industrial revolution

The revenue model on which utility businesses are based is under threat from the shifting industry norms. The 4th industrial revolution is underway and already utilities are witness to digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation – all affecting their traditional business strategies.

What The 4th Industrial Revolution Will Mean For Your Career

We are at the beginnings of a new industrial revolution that will not only fundamentally transform most industries and businesses but will also have a wide-reaching impact on our careers. This new 4th industrial revolution will bring change and innovation at an unprecedented rate, fuelled by technological advancements like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, the internet of things and more.

4th Industrial Revolution “OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS”

“Our prosperity as a nation depends on our ability to take full advantage of rapid technological change. This means that we urgently need to develop our capabilities in the areas of science, technology and innovation. We will soon establish a Digital Industrial Revolution Commission, which will include the private sector and civil society to ensure that our country is in a position to seize the opportunities and manage the challenges of rapid advances in information and communication technology. The drive towards the digital industrial revolution will be underpinned by the availability of efficient networks." – President Cyril Ramaphosa, State of the Nation Address, 2018

Africa-to-Africa Investments

Investing in Africa is in the headlines. There is a growing consensus on the need for more African companies to invest in the continent at a time when global FDI flows are falling and an uncertain international landscape prevails. Investment can be shorthand for economic development: more capital and connectivity, more projects and prosperity, more employment and earnings. Yet, do the results investors reap outweigh the risks of investing?