Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has dispelled the notion that people will lose their jobs as a result of the advancement of science and technology in the manufacturing sector.
Kubayi-Ngubane allayed these fears on the side-lines of the second day of BRICS summit underway in Sandton, Gauteng.
According to the minister all the five BRICS countries are now focusing on the fourth industrial revolution which is a cornerstone for innovation.
She says sectors that include forestry, mining are some of those to be enhanced through technology to thrive.
The minister says people should not focus on job losses but the new opportunities provided by technology.
She says people will be trained to avoid job losses.