Deputy President David Mabuza says government is currently preparing young people for the Fourth Industrial Revolution through various partnerships with the information, communication and technology sectors.

Mabuza was speaking in the National Assembly during his last oral reply session in the fifth Parliament.

“Through the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, government is forging partnerships with key industries in the information, communication and technology sector to implement programmes that prepare our youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These programmes include the training of young people in various disciplines that are related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These disciplines include coding that are analytics and block chain. Our partnership with Google has since 2017 benefited 131 980 young people of which of that number, 58% are female.”

Meanwhile, Mabuza has attributed the shortage of electricity in South Africa to the rapid growth in the population. He was responding to DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen’s question during his oral reply session.