The Centre for the Future of Work through its mission and endeavours and in keeping with the University’s vision to be “a leading research‐intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, and also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally”, will seek to advance knowledge in the field of the future of work to the benefit of South Africa, Africa and the rest of the international community.
The Centre for the Future of Work will:
- Undertake ongoing transdisciplinary research on the future of work in South Africa, the rest of the African continent and further afield internationally;
- On an ongoing basis, engage key industry and government stakeholders in dialogue and collaborative research on the future of work in the South African, African and global contexts;
- Sustain the dialogue platform initiated by the Future of Work Think Tank established in 2019
- Harness existing technologies and develop new artificial intelligence technologies to predict future work trends in the service of the Centre’s research endeavours and broader society;
- Strive to assist academic departments and the relevant support entities at the University (such as the Graduate Careers Office in the Department for Enrolment and Student Administration) to adequately prepare our students and staff for the future world of work through regular curriculum transformation endeavours based on the outcomes of the transdisciplinary research initiatives undertaken by the Centre for the Future of Work;
- Through its research and related activities, endeavour to advise the broader higher education sector in South Africa on the curriculum adjustments that will be required in order to more adequately prepare South African students (and students across the continent) for the changing world of work.