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South Africa, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Skills Gap - by Alecia Sewlal

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has sparked interesting debates across the globe. The conversation ranges from fear of rampant job loss due to increasing degrees of automation to the possibilities of greater market share and greater revenue due to the efficiency gains that emerging technology can enable. In the South African context, the slow rate of adoption has been a concern for many. So much so, that an entire panel discussion at the recent IoT conference at the Manufacturing Indaba sought to get to the bottom of it.