Industry 4.0 Policy Dialogue

18 October 2018

Advances in technologies are disrupting production processes in unprecedented ways across industries around the world. These changes are bringing new opportunities for improving productivity and competitiveness in various sectors but are also bringing new challenges.

Clothing and textiles industry has been identified as a key sector where technology is changing production and where there is great potential to be unlocked.

The KZN CTC and the Research, Policy and Strategy Unit hosted a dialogue on “Industry 4.0 and the clothing sector, practical implications”.

The dialogue  unpacked the following:


Global digital disruptions and associated strategic challenges


South Africa’s positioning in relation to emerging trends


Impacts and implications of these disruptions over the next 10 years

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