LEAP 4.0: South Africa’s Leap into the Technological Future

29 September 2020

Zoom Webinar (

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) wishes to invite you to participate in the LEAP 4.0 Convention.  LEAP 4.0 is intended to bring together minds that will discuss practical strategies to proactively take advantage of the developments presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) The objective is to help our country and the continent to ‘leapfrog’ towards a digital future. 


The impact of 4IR on society is expected to be unprecedented, but the meaning and effects of this technology revolution is still unclear. South Africa, and other developing countries need to position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the 4IR

We invite you to join the convention that will bring together, minds across generational, discipline, social and sectoral divides to devise practical strategies to mitigate the risks of 4IR, adapt to its challenges and leverage opportunities to obtain a higher developmental trajectory for the continent.

The discussions will cover the following focus areas of 4IR: 

  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Arts 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Data security 
  • Education 
  • Ethics and values 
  • Governance 
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Youth 
  • Knowledge production