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The research, titled Unlocking Digital Value for Business and Society in South Africa, reveals that by implementing key digital initiatives across government services and key industry sectors, value to society and industry amounting to R2 trillion and R3.6 trillion respectively could be unlocked by 2026.

“The research highlights major areas in which South Africa can unlock value – both financially and in terms of creating meaningful outcomes for citizens in their daily lives. A specific set of digital tools underlies that value creation,” said Vukani Mngxati, CEO for Accenture Africa.

The analysis, based on the ‘value-at-stake’ framework and coupled with expert interviews, local statistics, industry reports and other inputs, measures the impact that digital technologies and enablers such as analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), could have on South Africa’ s industries and society. Read more...