Rapid and widespread digitalisation has changed the nature of work – which makes having digital skills essential for today’s jobs. While the demand is high, the supply of people with these skills is lagging. South Africa’s injustices are now feeding a new form of disparity – that is, digital inequality.
Watch this online Business Day Dialogue in partnership with Salesforce where a panel of experts held an in-depth conversation providing business executives from all industries with strategies for addressing the digital skills gap and assisting low-income communities with affordable WiFi connectivity. We discussed the importance of big tech in the South African economy, how Salesforce’s free online learning platform, Trailhead, and other local initiatives are intended to help bridge the digital skills gap, and its plans for South African expansion, including the opening of its first legal entity in the country.