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LINK teaching and research team

Our team provides teaching and research on policy, law, regulation and practice in response to diverse dimensions of the electronic communications and information and communication technology (ICT) ecosystem, including: digital transformation, innovation, cybersecurity, knowledge governance, digital government, broadcasting and digital media, chief information officer practice, and postal policy.

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 the following past and present associates (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Mlamli Booi, Sentech (and founder of Z-Coms)
  • Nadia Bulbulia, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Izaak Coetzee, Telkom
  • Aynon Doyle, MultiChoice
  • Prof Barry Dwolatsky, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct
  • Arthur Goldstuck, World Wide Worx
  • Ryan Hawthorne, Acacia Economics
  • John Isaac, Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Dr Abiodun Jagun, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Koffi Kouakou, Wits School of Governance (WSG)
  • Linda Khumalo, Sollywood
  • Prof Tawana Kupe, Wits Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Advancement, HR and Transformation)
  • Mandla Msimang, Pygma Consulting
  • Barry Myburgh, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Gerhard Petrick, MultiChoice
  • Prof Simon Roberts, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), University of Johannesburg
  • Adrian Schofield, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • Tobias Schonwetter, IP Unit, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Mike Silber, Liquid Telecom
  • Kate Skinner, Independent Broadcast Policy Consultant
  • Sizwe Snail, Snail Attorneys at Law
  • Johan Smit, Telkom
  • Thabiso Thukani, formerly of Ericsson
  • Prof Rex van Olst, Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering