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Today, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Deloitte, represented by its Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate within the context of C4IR SA. In the MoU, the two parties agree to draw on their complementary skills, technical expertise and capabilities to support the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution South Africa (C4IR SA) in its work of accelerating the application of emerging technologies for the benefit of the South African society. The CSIR is the host …
World Economic Forum announces today the first-of-its-kind global initiative on designing a governance framework to responsibly enhance the societal benefit from data   Individuals, private enterprise, civil society, research and government institutions will all benefit when data assets are exchanged to stimulate the transition from traditional to data-driven economies The initiative is critical to ensuring that currently inaccessible data is available to solve key challenges, such as optimizing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic With over 50 global partners from 20 countries, including 10 governments, the Data for Common Purpose Initiative aims to drive innovation in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by …
As the use of crypto assets continues to grow and evolve, a deeper collective understanding of this area is emerging, and regulators across the globe are formulating regulatory approaches that are proportionate to, and appropriate for, the benefits and risks of crypto assets. Through the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), a group of South African financial sector regulators have drafted a policy position paper on crypto assets. The purpose of this position paper is to provide specific recommendations for the development of a regulatory framework for crypto assets, including suggestions on the required regulatory changes to be implemented. The …
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has partnered with Parliament to produce an exhibition demonstrating South Africa’s readiness to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) refers to the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things and virtual reality are changing the way people live and work. President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on 7 February highlighted the need for South Africa to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution, referring to the Presidential Commission he has appointed for this purpose. The Deputy Speaker of …

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