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Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa

Associate Professor, LINK Centre

Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa joined the LINK Centre as an Wits Associate Professor in 2024. Prior to that, Ntlatlapa served as Centre Head of the Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution South Africa (C4IRSA) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), after a period as the CSIR's Competency Area Manager for NextGen Enterprises and Institutions.

Ntlatlapa holds a PhD in Computer Science (graduated 1999) from Auburn University in the US, and has 25 years of post-doctoral research experience in research and technology development. At the international level, he served as the Vice-Chairperson of the International Telecommunication Union's ITU-T Multimedia Study Group (Study Group 16) for a three-year period.

As a university academic, Ntlatlapa has extensive experience in teaching, supervision, and curriculum development through positions held in Lesotho, Nigeria, the US, and South Africa. At the LINK Centre, he lectures on the Master of Arts in ICT Policy and Regulation (MA ICTPR), participates in postgraduate student supervision, and is working towards collaborative engagements between LINK and the CSIR on research into digital innovation and digital transformation.