Where are women currently positioned in the South African labour market? How has this changed over time? How does South Africa compare to regional and global trends? Is the fourth industrial revolution a threat or opportunity for women workers? Join this public lecture, presented by Caroline Skinner (Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town) to interrogate these issues but also to critically assess pathways to transformation.

When: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 13h00–14h00
Where: Ground Floor, Room 1 C, School of Government, University of the Western Cape

Following the lecture will be a public engagement event featuring primarily UWC-based research on farm workers, domestic workers, health workers, fisheries workers, food services workers, informal traders, childcare workers, reproductive labour, and sex workers. Activists and organisers from these sectors will engage, alongside the UWC researchers, with key actors from government and civil society. The format is short talks from researchers across each of these sectors, followed by a facilitated set of thematic debates.

When: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 14h30–17h00
Where: Ground Floor, Room 1 C, School of Government, University of the Western Cape

This event is part of UWC’s Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Michelle Esau, roster of events for Women’s Month.

Follow the event online via social media @PLAASuwc or the hashtag #WomenAndWork.