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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION OF RABELANI DAGADA BY NOXOLO MBANA DURING THE LAUNCH OF HIS BOOK: TIME, SPACE AND PACE: COMPUTER- INTEGRATED LEARNING IN CORPORATE SOUTH AFRICA 1 OCTOBER 2010 CHALSTY AUDITORIUM UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND Rabelani Dagada is the Head of eLearning Support and Innovation Unit within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Knowledge and Information Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also a Lecturer for ICT and Knowledge Management, Programme Director for ICT Governance and Risk Management, and Chairperson of the ICT Committee at the Wits Business School. Rabelani has over 15 years experience in the field of ICT and Knowledge Management. He holds Masters of Education in Computer-based Education and Masters of Commerce in Information Systems from the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Witwatersrand respectively. His current role in academia is a departure from a successful career in the corporate sector. However, he still serves as a consultant in corporate South Africa. Rabelani was honoured by the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) and IT Web during the 2008 CSSA Annual President’s Awards Banquet. He received the ICT Visionary Award “in recognition of foresight and achievement in transforming business by adopting and implementing leading-edge technology.” Other than Time, Space and Pace: Computer-integrated Learning in Corporate South Africa, Rabelani has co-authored the forthcoming book entitled, Telecommunication Revolution in a Developmental State: South Africa Becomes ICT Phenomenon, which is currently being published by Raider Publishing International and will be available in January 2011. He is also a contributing author to the forthcoming book, Technopreneaurship: Strategy, Innovation and 1
  2. 2. Entrepreneaurship, which is being published by Heinemann Publishers and will be available in December 2010. Rabelani is the Vice-President of the Computer Society of South Africa and is currently completing his PhD in Information Systems at the University of South Africa. According to Rabelani’s list of “Ten Things to Do before He Dies” he would like to demystify the notion that professors cannot be rich: “I have accumulated lots of skills and intend to create wealth for my children, my mother and myself. I owe it to my children to be financially stable; they deserve better”. According the same list of Ten Things to Do before He dies”, Rabelani would like to publish at least ten books as the sole or first author. Rabelani is currently finalising two book manuscripts entitled as follows: 1) “Hi Mam, We Want to E-Bank”; and 2) “Sleeping with One Eye Open” Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to invite the author to address us. 2