The South African Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Inaugural Technology Governance Forum

March – 2 April 2020

Knowledge Commons, CSIR Campus & CSIR International Convention Centre

Join Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. BE Nzimande, and CEO of the CSIR, Dr Thulani Dlamini at the Inaugural Technology Governance Forum hosted by the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Affiliate Centre in South Africa.

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Stakeholder engagement workshop in Pretoria: November 2019

The Coucil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is home to the South African Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre (SA-C4IR), the first World Economic Forum’s (WEF) affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) Network in Africa. South Africa joins other countries such as China, India and Japan, which also host centres such as this one.

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Agile Policy Development

We’re co-developing and piloting governance and policy frameworks to keep up with the pace of technology evolution.

National and Global Cooperation for Impact

The Centre draws on private sector, government, academia and civil society to co-design technology governance frameworks.


Read the latest edition of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) magazine, ScienceScope.

This edition highlights some key issues of significance as the country starts to implement its fourth industrial revolution strategy. It also features CSIR people, research and development, as well as infrastructure.

Addressing challenges in South Africa and the Region

We address technology areas relevant to South Africa and our neighbors, that address our societal and economic needs.