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LINK teaching and research team

Our team provides expertise on ICT ecosystem policy and management; innovation and digital transformation; e-governance; e-education; broadcasting and digital media; cyber security; and chief information officer practice.

LINK Alumni

The LINK Centre is grateful to the following past academic, research and associate personnel who contributed greatly to establishment and development of the Centre:

  • Charley Lewis
  • Prof Alison Gillwald
  • Dr Christoph Stork
  • Prof William Melody
  • Prof Richard Collins
  • Steve Esselaar
  • Dr Simon White
  • Dr Nolwazi Mbananga
  • Beki Nkala
  • Vanessa Phala
  • Andrew Rens
  • Heather Ford
  • Dr Peter Benjamin
  • Dr Gordon Oyomno
  • Prof Gillian Marcelle
  • Sean Kane
  • Aki Stavrou

LINK Associates

LINK collaborates with a large number of industry and academic experts in delivery of its teaching, research and publication outputs, including (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Nadia Bulbulia, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Izaak Coetzee, Telkom
  • Aynon Doyle, MultiChoice
  • Prof Barry Dwolatsky, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • Arthur Goldstuck, World Wide Worx
  • Ryan Hawthorne, Acacia Economics
  • Dr Abiodun Jagun, ICT Consultant
  • Koffi Kouakou, Wits School of Governance (WSG)
  • Prof Tawana Kupe, Wits Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Advancement, HR and Transformation)
  • Leona Mentz, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Mandla Msimang, Pygma Consulting
  • Barry Myburgh, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • Gerhard Petrick, MultiChoice 
  • Adrian Schofield, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • Tobias Schonwetter, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Mike Silber, Liquid Telecom
  • Kate Skinner, Independent Broadcast Policy Consultant
  • Sizwe Snail, Snail Attorneys at Law
  • Johan Smit, Dimension Data
  • Prof Rex van Olst, Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Keith Weeks, MultiChoice
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