TUT’s National Dialogue on Future of Work brought crucial solutions to the fore

21 October 2022

For two days, on 19 and 20 October 2022, over seven hundred captains of industry, academic thought leaders on the changing nature of work, 4IR specialists, policy makers, government officials, students and civil society all came to attend TUT’s National Dialogue on the Future of Work, hosted at Time Square (Sun Bet Arena), Menlyn Maine Pretoria. 

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

The event was dedicated to addressing the most pressing and important issues pertaining to the changing nature of work in the 21st Century. When viewed from a South African perspective, these issues included the digital divide, connectivity, access to technology, as well as the impact of automation, blockchain, the internet of things and AI on the future of work.

During the two day-long dialogue, stakeholders, amongst other things, discussed and developed solutions with a focus on human productive capacity. The general approach at the event was pragmatic, solutions-oriented and focussed on readying both the South African job market and the workforce for the unfolding future of work.

Some of the discussions at the event included:

  • Global perspectives and scenarios for the future of work
  • Work-integrated learning and demand for the future
  • Industry-University critical skills and work-readiness
  • Future of science, education and talent conundrum
  • Future of Mining and Energy
  • Future of Transport and Logistics
  • Future of work in the public sector
  • Future of Health
  • Future of manufacturing
  • Entrepreneurship and township economy  

Please click here to watch Day1 of the National Dialogue on the Future of Work.

Please click here to watch Day2 of the National Dialogue on the Future of work.


For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Phaphama Tshisikhawe, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 4711  Email: tshisikhawerpt@tut.ac.za