South Africa ranked 38 in technological readiness for the digital revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has reshaped all things as we know it, like the way we relate to workspaces. The question is, are South Africa and other countries prepared for technologies of the future?

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released a report which forecasts a country's technological readiness for the digital revolution particularly in the way of digital disruption.

Country Forecast Product Head at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Emily Mansfield speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about the report.

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This is a very major change and what is interesting about it is the pace in which it is happening and the number of industries that it is affecting.

Emily Mansfield, Country Forecast Product Head at the Economist Intelligence Unit

We have three countries that in are in the first place and those are Australia, Singapore and Sweden.

Emily Mansfield, Country Forecast Product Head at the Economist Intelligence Unit

What they have in common is high income in the economy and they forecast investing in high-tech elements digital capabilities.

Emily Mansfield, Country Forecast Product Head at the Economist Intelligence Unit

Mansfield says South Africa ranked 38 in the index.

For South Africa, 38 is not outstanding from the global perspective and that position has been held back in recent years by slow economic growth but it actually scored well in some categories like mobile phone subscriptions ....

Emily Mansfield, Country Forecast Product Head at the Economist Intelligence Unit

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : South Africa ranked 38 in technological readiness for the digital revolution


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