Digital heads have gathered at the Johannesburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, for the  2019 IAB Summit.

The conference, now in its fifth year, is an annual event where industry players network and discuss where digital innovation is headed in the country.

This year’s theme is: The New Now. Transformation through the power of digital.

IAB Summit is an annual event, which is now in its fifth year.

Youth participation in digital and using online tools to empower underprivileged communities will be some of the topics to be discussed on Thursday.

CEO of non-profit Organization Project Isizwe, Dudu Mkhwanazi, says she will be discussing the importance of bridging the digital divide and its impact on the country’s socio-economic growth.

Her organisation advocates for free internet access for every South African within walking distance in low-income communities.