Data is described as the new oil; it is increasingly generated and collected globally, forcing businesses and governments to have clearer and more practical data governance protocols. For South Africa, embracing open data – particularly the releasing of public data for use by entrepreneurs and developing infrastructure and skills […]
A paper titled “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond” by the Founder and Executive Director of the World Economic Forum, Prof Klaus Schwab in January 2016 (World Economic Forum, 2016), put the topic of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) centre stage in the debate about […]
As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, technological advances, such as the internet of things (IoT) and related technologies, have offered an exceptional opportunity to help build a more prosperous and sustainable future. The pandemic has emphasized the importance of IoT and related technologies in people’s […]
The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) began development of the Strategy in 2020 and the Centre was invited to contribute as a steering committee member. The Strategy provides direction on standardisation for the well-being of Africans in the global economy, positioning standards as the key driver and enabler of […]
Development of the Gauteng Province 4IR Growth and Digitisation Strategy was led by a 4IR panel that consisted of members from academia, business and Gauteng government departments and agencies. The panel established five working groups and invited technical contributors to join. The strategy was launched by the Gauteng Premier […]
The landscape and best practices in data policy to unlock fourth industrial revolution opportunities for socio-economic development in South Africa Co-hosted by Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, Executive Manager: CSIR NextGen Enterprises and Institutions and Ms Khungeka Njobe, CSIR Group Executive: Business Excellence and Integration The World Economic Forum (WEF) Affiliate […]
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