The Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic on the Development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Southern Africa

Elizabeth Ojo-Fafore, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala

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Abstract

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gradually gaining momentum in a wide range, and as it gathers pace, innovations are becoming faster, more efficient, and widely accessible than before. However, due to the outbreak of Covid 19, the world had seen a shift in the traditional ways in all aspects of human activities, especially in the socioeconomic sector. This paper explores the effect of Covid19 on the development of the fourth industrial revolution in the Southern African region and will review the literature on pandemic and its effect on industrial revolutions. It will also review the literature on the fourth industrial revolution, the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic, and its effect on the development of the fourth industrial revolution in Southern Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability - Diagnosis and Treatment
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Covid 19
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Pandemic
  • Socio-Economic
  • Southern Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health (social science)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Neurology (clinical)
  • Psychiatry and Mental Health

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