LEAP 4.0, African perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

: Mazibuko-Makena (Z.) & Kraemer-Mbula (E.) eds.

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443pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Contributions include:

"A new digital deal rather than a Fourth Industrial Revolution?" by Alison Gillwald

"From science, technology and innovation to Fourth Industrial Revolution strategies in Africa: The case for indigenous knowledge systems" by Chidi Oguamanam

"Education and skills development in the South African Fourth Industrial Revolution: Confronting the dynamics of human capabilities, technological change and structural inequality" by Michael Gastrow

"Impact of current technologies on jobs and employment: Insights from mining and banking in South Africa" by Mamokgethi Molopyane

The potential of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to transform healthcare: The question of access for the marginalised" by Zamanzima Mazibuko-Makena

"The potential benefits and risks of technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in addressing environmental transgression in South Africa" by Anelile Gibixego and Nelson Odume

"Inclusive energy transitions: An analysis of the potential for a digital revolution in South Africa's electricity system" by Blanche Ting.

Zamanzima Mazibuko-Makena is the senior researcher in the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement Faculty at The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in Johannesburg.

Erika Kraemer-Mbula holds the DST/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development. She is currently a research associate at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, and a researcher at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, South Africa.