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Associate Professor: Digital transformation and innovation, University of South Africa

Matli is an Associate Professor in the area of Digital Transformation and Innovation at the University of South Africa (UNISA) Business School.

He has published widely; in refereed local and international academic journals, including the 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.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, UNISA School of Business Leadership


  • 2019 
    University of South Africa, Technology


  • 2019
    Capitalising on digital literacy skills for capacity development of people who are not in education, employment or training in South Africa, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development