Ramaphosa to establish ICT commission

23 February 2018

Computing

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his maiden state-of-the-nation address, said government will soon establish a “digital industrial revolution commission” to ensure South Africa “is in a position to seize the opportunities and manage the challenges of rapid advances in information and communications technology”.

He said the country’s prosperity depends on its ability to take “full advantage of rapid technological change”.

“This means that we urgently need to develop our capabilities in the areas of science, technology and innovation,” he told parliament.

The planned commission, details of which will be announced “soon”, will include the private sector and civil society. Read the full article on Tech Central here.