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The President’s 4IR Commission is appointed

President Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of his Commission on the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). According to the press release “the 30-member Commission comprises eminent persons from different sectors of society and reflects a balance in gender, youth, labour and business including digital start-ups as well as digital entrepreneurships”.

The members are:

  • Prof Tshilidzi Marwala (Deputy Chair)
  • Prof Chris Michael Adendorff
  • Ms Beth Arendse
  • Mr Thulani Humphrey Dlamini
  • Mr Abdul Razak Esakjee
  • Dr Bernard Lewis Fanaroff
  • Mr Michael Gastrow
  • Mr Xolile Christopher George
  • Ms Charmaine Houvet
  • Dr Prince Senyukelo Jaca
  • Mr Tervern Liaan John Jaftha
  • Mr Mohamed Shameel Joosub
  • Ms Marinda Kellerman
  • Ms Nomso Kana
  • Mr Baxolile Mabinya
  • Mr Rendani Mamphiswana
  • Ms Lindiwe Matlali
  • Mr Calvo Mawela
  • Ms Busisiwe Mbuyisa
  • Ms Nomvula Mkhonza
  • Mr Vukani Mngxati
  • Mr Joseph Ndaba
  • Mr Andile Ngcaba
  • Dr Nompumelelo Happworth Obokoh
  • Mr Rendani Praise Ramabulana
  • Mr Leon Desmond Rolls
  • Dr Sibongiseni Thotsejane
  • Mr Gerhard van Deventer
  • Mr Ben Venter, and
  • Ms S’onqoba Vuba

See https://bit.ly/2ELYzQ8 for more details of these people.  The 2 experts EFA put forward are not included. The operational support to the Commission will be provided by a secretariat of officials of various national departments, led by the Department of Communications. The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, who is the coordinator of government’s 4IR programme, is due to convene an induction session, after which the Commission will have its inaugural meeting with the President.

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