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Founding Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

Three key founding SAtion OKRs:
• Mandate Coordination
• Public-Private Interface
• Investment Prioritisation

Approach

Three initial areas of focus:
• SMME Enablement
• Digital Skills Development / Digital Work Accelerator
• Regulation

The Founding Partners, Enabling Partners and Other Partners

To ensure the fast rollout of SAtion, BUSA appointed IQbusiness and PWC to conceptualise a success-nutrient rich economic growth substrate and execute it, SAtion was formed and is established as a social enterprise (NPC).

BUSA, the largest federation of business organisations in terms of GDP and employment contribution, is a representative, unified organisation for private business interest in SA. As a non-profit organisation, BUSA consists of about 35 organisational members and 22 corporate members. BUSA is formally recognised at the National Economic Development and Labour Council and serves as a social partner in the national policy development and social dialogue process.

  • Founding Partners – PC4IR, BUSA
  • Enabling Partner – IQbusiness 
  • Other Partners – Within each of SAtion’s workstreams, all partners work together to play a combined pivotal role in ensuring the initiative’s objectives and outcomes are reached.

Founding Partners

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Enabling Partner

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Partners

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The PC4IR Commission* (under The Presidency):

The Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PC4IR), founded by President Ramaphosa is inclusive of the private sector and civil society, was appointed in 2019 to serve as a national overarching advisory mechanism on 4IR to ensure that South Africa is able to seize the opportunities and manage the challenges of rapid technological advances, while leveraging on advances brought upon by technologies in sectors of the economy. * Source: The Commission | 4IR South Africa

BUSA:

As a non-profit organisation, BUSA is the largest federation of business organisations in terms of GDP and employment contribution, is a representative, unified organisation for private business interest in SA. BUSA is formally recognised at the National Economic Development and Labour Council and serves as a social partner in the national policy development and social dialogue process. To ensure the fast rollout of SAtion, BUSA appointed IQbusiness and PWC, as enabling partners, to conceptualise a success-nutrient rich economic growth substrate and execute it, SAtion was formed. Source: About BUSA – Busa

About IQbusiness:

IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in Africa. Since 1998, we have helped our clients solve their problems by providing innovative, fast and cost-effective solutions. While we are a for-profit company, we are a mindful and purposeful one too. As a certified B Corporation and Conscious Companies Award winner, we are committed to using our business as a force for good to help grow people, organisations, and Africa.

For more information, visit www.iqbusiness.net.

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SAtion’s support network of industry leaders, active members, professional partners, investors, and innovators are united to use their resources, valuable insight, financial investments, and skills to work together to bring to light the vision of this national initiative and create a digital nation. Together they nurture and share rich resources of knowledge, finance, and experience to turn a struggling economy into a thriving one. This macroeconomic approach will ensure sustainability, thereby safeguarding livelihoods, and ultimately, improving the social wellbeing of all South Africans.

Together, this generative network will transform the historical transactional landscape of the economy of South Africa into an effective, digitalised, inclusive solution through all tiers of business. Furthermore, these partnerships work together in the Fourth Industrial Revolution to not only be globally competitive but to improve the lives of all South Africans.

As the initiative grows within South Africa, its workstreams and partnerships continue to see top industry leaders, business management, industry leaders, and valuable, well-known role-players within the local economy join and unite in working with SAtion to achieve its vision.

Within each of SAtion’s workstreams, partners actively work together to play a combined pivotal role in ensuring that the workstream’s objectives and outcomes are reached.