Fear of jobs bloodbath in SA over automation

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Durban – South Africa has a responsibility to automate and digitise in a responsible manner and not replace the work that humans can do with that of machines, said Nhlamu Dlomu, KPMG partner and executive director of human resources. 

Speaking to Fin24 on the sidelines of this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, Dlomu, who has a particular interest in the future of jobs, said she was concerned about the number of job losses that the advent of automation could cause, particularly in South Africa. 

READ: SA's place in a changing world 

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