Time, Thought, Materiality: Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

from Monday, 2 September 2019 (17:00) to Wednesday, 4 September 2019 (18:00)
School of Tourism and Hospitality

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
2 Sep 2019
3 Sep 2019
4 Sep 2019
Session I -Dr Asheel Singh (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:00) ()
08:30 Virtual Persons: Rethinking Human Value - Prof. Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria)   ()
08:45 Personhood, Animals And Robots In African Philosophy - Dr Motsamai Molefe (University of Fort Hare)   ()
09:00 Making Afro-ethics Computational - Mr Samuel Segun (University of Johannesburg)   ()
09:15 On The Unique Personhoods Of Robots - Dr Mpho Tshivhase (University of Pretoria)   ()
09:30 Discussion - Dr Asheel Singh (University of Johannesburg)   ()
10:00 --- Tea Break ---
Session II -Prof. Joost Fontein (UJ) (until 12:30) ()
10:15 Posthumanism And The New Politics Of Difference - Prof. Fraser Mcneill (University of Pretoria)   ()
10:30 The Non-Identical Human - Dr Hylton White (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
10:45 Reanimating Archives In The Now: Frankensteinian Logics, Inheritances And Fictive Commensurabilities - Ms Kharnita Mohamed (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:00 Anti- Anti- Anti-Humanism: A Critique Of Human Origins Research In South Africa - Prof. Eric Worby (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
11:15 Discussion - Prof. Joost Fontein (UJ)   ()
Session V (until 10:30) (Protea Auditorium)
08:30 Graduate Employability, Human Development And The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Tracing The Career Paths Of Sociology Alumnus At The University Of Johannesburg - Prof. Pragna Rugunanan (University of Johannesburg)   (Protea Auditorium)
08:55 The Fractured Labour Process And Responses To It - Prof. Carin Runciman (University of Johannesburg)   (Protea Auditorium)
09:20 The indispensable nature of ‘illegal’ and deportable migrants within the South African labour market: Migrant workers in South Africa in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Prof. Tapiwa Chagonda (University of Johannesburg)   (Protea Auditorium)
09:45 Towards An Inclusive 4IR For South Africa Impact On Labour, Youth And Communities In SA - Mr Ashraf Patel (Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD))   (Protea Auditorium)
10:05 Discussion - Prof. Lauren Graham (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Protea Auditorium)
Tea Break (until 10:45) ()
Session VI -Prof. Suzanne Graham (Dept Politics and IR, University of Johannesburg) Prof. Sarah Chiumbu (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:00) ()
10:45 Politics On Steroids? Algorithms, Bots And Automated Propaganda In Africa - Dr Admire Mare (Namibia University of Science and Technology)   ()
11:10 The relevancy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the South African National Defence Force: Adapt or be hacked - Mr Kyle Bester (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:35 With great access comes great responsibility:Proposing a Cybersecurity implementation framework for South Africa - Dr Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren (University of Johannesburg) Prof. Joey Jansen van Vuuren (Tshwane University of Technology)   ()
12:00 Mapping Environmental Injustice With The Ejatlas: Tool Or Trap? - Mr Dalitso Materechera (University of Johannesburg)   ()
12:25 Discussion - Prof. Suzanne Graham (Dept Politics and IR, University of Johannesburg) Prof. Sarah Chiumbu (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Session VII -Prof. Pier Paolo Frassinelli (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:00) ()
10:45 South Of South: Audio-Visual Technology And The San Of Zimbabwe - Dr OSWELLED UREKE (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)   ()
11:10 Reimagining African Histories Through Digital Arts - Sanjin Muftic (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:35 African Literature And Human Rights In The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Prof. Thabisani Ndlovu (Walter Sisulu University)   ()
12:00 Discussion - Prof. Pier Paolo Frassinelli (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Opening (until 19:00) ()
17:00 Opening Remarks - Prof. Dumisani Moyo (University of Johannesburg)   ()
17:05 Opening Remarks - René Smith (Durban University of Technology, and South African Humanities Deans’ Association (SAHUDA) President)   ()
17:15 Opening Remarks - Prof. Sarah Mosoetsa (University of the Witwatersrand, and CEO – National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences)   ()
17:25 To Reflect, Imagine And Co-Create In Africa And Its Diaspora: Humanities Demands From The Fourth Industrial Revolution   ()
18:00 Discussion - Prof. Jane Duncan (University of Johannesburg) Prof. Alex Broadbent (University of Johannesburg)   ()
18:15 Discussant - Prof. Jane Duncan (University of Johannesburg)   ()
18:30 Plenary - Prof. Dumisani Moyo (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Conference Dinner (until 20:30) (The Bistro)
12:30 --- Lunch ---
Session III -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Data - The invisible hand: Technological impacts on society - Dr Wesley Doorsamy (University of Johannesburg)   ()
13:40 The rise in the staging of sacred intercessions by Traditional Healers on digital spaces’’ - Mrs Thandile Ntumba (none)   ()
13:50 The Digital Twin in Industry: Enhanced safety and performance in aerospace, mining and industry - Dr Martin Cook (University of Johannesburg)   ()
14:00 Nexus of Energy, Water, Food, Waste : 4IR Contributions - Prof. Pathmanathan Naidoo (UJ)   ()
14:10 Achieving Water Security in the 4IR: Possibilities for South Africa - Mr Anthony Kaziboni (UJ)   ()
14:20 Discussion - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   ()
15:00 --- Tea Break ---
Session IV -Prof. Kammila Naidoo (University of Johannesburg) (until 17:50) (Protea Auditorium)
15:15 Neuroscience, Psychology And Machine Learning: Decoding Both Human And Artificially Simulated Brains Within The Scope Of Humanities’ Study - Ms Cassi Gewer (University of Johannesburg)   (Protea Auditorium)
15:30 Space Applications: How The Use Of Satellite Technology Will Promote Access To Data And Information In The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Ms Ruvimbo Samanga (Space Generation Advisory Council)   (Protea Auditorium)
15:45 Why In The Fourth Industrial Revolution Are Miracle Churches Attracting So Many People? - Prof. Maria Frahm-Arp (UJ)   (Protea Auditorium)
16:00 Online Church: The Impact Of Technology And Religion In The Digital Age - Ms Tsholofelo Masetshaba Mosala (N/A)   (Protea Auditorium)
16:15 Kinship obligations, capital and forms of belonging among Africa’s farming communities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Dr Phefumula Nyoni (UJ-Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies)   (Protea Auditorium)
16:45 Discussion - Prof. Kammila Naidoo (University of Johannesburg)   (Protea Auditorium)
SAHUDA Closed Meeting (until 19:00) (Conference Room 2)
Lunch (until 14:00) (Bistro - School of Tourism and Hospitality)