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2nd Annual Future of Work 4IR Dialogue

Wed Oct 18, 08:00 - Thu Oct 19, 22:00

Sun Bet Arena at Time Square


2nd Annual Future of Work 4IR Dialogue 2023: Collaboration for Inclusive Economic Growth


As the dawn of a new era approaches, we invite you to be a part of a transformative journey that melds intellect with innovation at the 2nd Annual Future of Work 4IR Dialogue. This is where the brightest minds converge to sculpt the blueprint of a technologically advanced and inclusive future.

Event Details

·    Date: 18 and 19 October 2023

·    Venue: Sun Bet Arena, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria


In 2021, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) initiated a pivotal move with the inception of the Institute for the Future of Work (IFOW), a nexus for global collaboration and innovation. This institute serves as a bridge connecting academia, government, and industry, fostering a symbiotic relationship that nurtures ground-breaking insights and solutions for the rapidly evolving world of work.

Following a triumphant dialogue in 2022, we are gearing up to delve deeper into the complexities and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the future of work and solutions to address the South African Skills Conundrum in the context of Industry 4.0 readiness.


The Future of Work 4IR Dialogue is a platform where critical questions concerning the changing dynamics of economies, technologies, and industries are not just raised but collaboratively explored and answered.

Our vision is to steer South Africa towards a "Work-Ready Future", a horizon where every stakeholder is empowered with a focus on enhancing human productive capacity and ensuring inclusive economic growth.

Join us as we navigate the intricate web of policy issues and practical interventions, crafting strategies that are tailor-made for South Africa's unique context, and fostering an ecosystem where new economic activities can take root and flourish.


·    Policy: Engage in insightful discussions that dissect the current policy environment, pinpointing the critical issues that necessitate immediate attention to catalyse shifts in industries and work paradigms. Collaborate to formulate policy recommendations that pave the way for a prosperous future.

·    Tangible Solutions Orientated: Be a part of vibrant sessions that spotlight multi-sectoral solutions, fostering a roadmap towards future economies and industries that are not just sustainable but also inclusive.

·    Innovation Showcasing: Discover the technologies and innovations that are set to redefine industry standards, offering a beacon of hope and a plethora of opportunities for the previously disadvantaged.

·    Collaboration and Partnerships: Forge valuable connections and collaborations that span across sectors and industries. Engage in sessions that foster co-creation and mutual commitments, catalysing advocacy and implementation of interventions that resonate across industries and institutions.

Join us for a peek into the Future of Work window!

We invite you to be a part of this dynamic confluence where innovation is the language and technology the canvas. Together, we will paint a picture of a future that is not just progressive but also inclusive and sustainable.

See you at the nexus of innovation and collaboration, where we collaboratively shape the future, today!

Warm regards,

The Future of Work 4IR Dialogue Team