Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO of Naspers said technological developments and automation may threaten some jobs, but likely more jobs will be created than lost. She was speaking at virtual session by the BRICS Business Forum on leveraging digital technologies for better governance and higher growth.
“I think as a continent, Africa needs more private-public partnerships to accelerate economic growth and harness the potential that the fourth industrial revolution brings, for the future of the large and growing population of young people, of working age,” she said.
The Naspers SA CEO said economic growth could be unlocked by allowing citizens to participate in an increasingly digital world.
She noted government’s plans to release more spectrum to ensure greater connectivity. This would support the roll out of internet products, she said.