Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to address the Drone Industry in Durban on Tuesday
Minister of Communication and Digital Technologies, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on the 15th of October, give a keynote address to the commercial drone industry that will converge at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban.
This is the largest annual drone industry event on the continent, and brings together industry thought leaders and government to analyse emerging trends of this young and dynamic industry. This year’s programme content has been developed under the theme Redefining the Future of Work with Drones 4.0.
Our department was given the daunting task of leading our country into a new digital age when His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa asked us to oversee the work of the 4th Industrial Revolution Commission.
Drone technology is at the heart of this Revolution and we are working hard to future proof our young people with the necessary skills that will enable them to participate meaningfully in this industry. I will be using the Drone Conference 2019 platform to reiterate our call to action to build the next generation of drone pilots and data scientists, said Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Drone Con 2019 will cover key topics such as the regulatory environment, skills development, SMME support as well as precision agriculture. It will culminate in a Design Thinking Workshop for smart city use cases.
The exhibition will showcase the latest drone technologies that are used for various missions such as security, agriculture, inspections, etc. Delegates will also be treated to a demonstration of a low-flying drone in a cage.
Source: Government of South Africa