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What the Fourth Industrial Revolution means for South African PR and Communications practitioners

Updated: May 15, 2019

The Johannesburg edition of Africa Communications Week, hosted by PR Trends ZA in partnership with Brand South Africa, will take place on 21 May 2019 at the University of Johannesburg’s Bunting Campus. This edition takes a closer at the intersection between technology, ethics and the practice of PR and communications.

“Under the global theme, Can Africa Lead Disruptive Innovation in Communications, we aim to really interrogate what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means for our sector and most importantly, to discuss, learn together across the various disciplines and areas of work. There will be practitioners from academia, government and the private sector”, says Nelisa Ngqulana, Managing Director of PR Trends ZA




The event will bring together 150 practitioners together to a programme packed with inspiration and insight through a keynote lecture delivered by the University of Johannesburg’s Professor Babu Sean Paul on the Fourth Industrial to technology solutions demos and an exhibition that will showcase technology solutions coming out of South Africa. A multi-discipline panel focusing on technology, ethics and the practice of PR and Communications looking at the future and the ethical considerations pose for practitioners.


Endorsed by PRISA and with input from partners like GCIS and Brand South Africa, attendees can look forward to an experience that will challenge and inform practitioners, joining hundreds of fellow colleagues in similar events across 18 cities in the continent and beyond. Africa Communications Week is a global campaign that takes place around Africa Day to encourage African focused communications professionals to connect, engage, and reflect on the role of communications in Africa's development. ACW also aims to promote knowledge and professional development by hosting informative webinars and masterclasses, as well as providing practical tools on how Africa focused communicators can begin to advance more realistic narratives about Africa.


Tickets are available via Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/70809-experience-tech-for-communications/?preview=t#/

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