Matli is an Associate Professor in the area of Digital Transformation and Innovation at University of South Africa (UNISA Business School).
He has published widely; in refereed local and international academic journals, including African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (2019). A book chapter on Institutional, Economic, and Social Impacts of Globalization and Liberalization handbook (2020). And the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2020) among others. He is presently a reviewer for journals that include but are not limited to Behaviour & Information Technology (Taylor & Francis), Development in Practice (Taylor & Francis), and International journal of sociology and social policies (Emerald).
Matli is committed to knowledge production, innovation, and the advancing of socio-economic development of young people in South Africa, Africa, and the world, in particular for the benefit of those who are not in education, employment or training from disadvantaged communities - given the rapid Technology advances that continue to create new forms of the divide in the society.