4IR & labour standoff in SA

In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, our focus is on creating employment opportunities for South Africans in the face of digital disruption.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Fanie Botha, COO of FIRtech Holdings, Joe Kokela, General Secretary of Sasbo – The Finance Union and Matthew Parks, Parliamentary co-ordinator for Cosatu to discuss this issue affecting many industries and levels of work.

The discussion begins with Botha and Kokela giving an erudite history and geography lesson around the shifts that have taken place from one industrial revolution to another, with Parks giving insight around how technology may affect jobs in SA.

The conversation then turns to shifting the structure of the economy, as well as why there seems to be little progress in moving the country towards an inclusive digital future.
Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

Business Day Spotlight is a MultimediaLIVE Production.