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Teaching and research team

The LINK Centre 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.

Dr Lucienne Abrahams, Centre Director and Senior Lecturer

Dr Raj Siriram, Convener, LINK Digital Innovation and Leadership Programme

Prof Ewan Sutherland, Visiting Adjunct Professor

Prof Nagy K. Hanna, Visiting Associate Professor

Dr Andrew Barendse, Visiting Adjunct Professor

Prof Justine Limpitlaw, Visiting Adjunct Professor

Dr Chris Armstrong, Visiting Fellow

Dr Kiru Pillay, Visiting Researcher

Mark Burke, Visiting Researcher

Shafika Isaacs, Visiting Researcher

Past visiting academics

Prof William Melody, Visiting Professor from 2003 to 2005.

Dr Simon White, Visiting Adjunct Professor from 2008 to 2014.

Dr Nolwazi Mbananga, Visiting Associate Professor from 2012 to 2014.


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

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)

Prof Gillian Marcelle, University of the Virgin Islands

Leona Mentz, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Mandla Msimang, Pygma Consulting

Barry MyburghJoburg 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

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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