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
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
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
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.