The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 intends to explore how governments should extend their investment beyond infrastructure and into the education and upskilling of Africa’s youth and existing workforces, so that they are empowered to utilise digital capabilities to the continent’s benefit. Routine task jobs previously performed by semi-skilled and unskilled workers are being replaced by the powerand intellectual capacity of computers. This has consequently caused concern for the job-security of these workers, who must either acclimatise to these new jobs or be admitted to other positions or sectors. To reconcile this unease, it is critical that the governments and private sector jointly action steps with businesses and industries to revise the core training of employees by up-skilling and re-skilling the African workforce to keep abreast of these developments. Read more...