Understanding the risks and opportunities of digital evolution

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): E.T.Mdlongwa
KEYWORDS: DIGITAL EVOLUTION, TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10673

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Abstract

South Africa's effort to build a capable developmental state requires a balance between moving forward economically in an ever-globalising world and trying to redress the issues of inequality and economic injustice of its apartheid past. According to the Africa Governance Institute, capable developmental states act with authority, credibility and legitimacy to meet the needs of their people in social justice, accountability, and job creation, and they promote human capacities, private investment and industrialisation. In this regard, the 4IR brings opportunities and risks.