The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) said on Tuesday it was hosting a digital skills summit later this month as part of efforts to promote fourth industrial revolution initiatives.

“The summit is part of NEMISA’s mandate … to develop capacity in the country and to ensure that South Africans have the necessary digital skills to meaningfully and productively participate in a digital economy that is driven by rapidly advancing technologies,” NEMISA, a state-owned enterprise of the department of communications and digital technologies, said in a statement.

The summit will include a data science innovation hackathon were teams will mine data provided to them and reveal interesting trends that the numbers encapsulate.

These will provide evidence for national policy recommendations.