Department of Information Science

Mr S Makhubela

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Tel: 012 429 6624
Fax: 012 429 8250


  • Bsc Degree LIS (University of Pretoria)
  • Hons B. Inf (UNISA)
  • MInf with Cum laude (UNISA)

Currently teaching

  • AIS1503 – Introducing Information records and sources
  • AIS2603 – User studies

Fields of academic interests

  • Information and knowledge management
  • Archives and Records management
  • Information and Communication Technology

Journal articles

  • 2017. with Nwagwu, W. Status and performance of open acess journals in Africa. Mousaion, 31 (1), 1-27.
  • 2015. With Ngoepe, M S. “justice delayed is justice denied: records management and the travesty of justice in South Africa”, records management Journal, Vol. 25 (3): 288-305.
  • 2014. With Dube, L and Onyancha, O B. A profile of geographies of students in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Innovation No. 48, pp 20-43.

Paper presentations

  • 2017 with Ngoepe M S. Knowledge retention at a Platinum mine in North West province of South Africa.International Conference on Communication and Information Science, Carribea Bay Hotel, Zimbabwe, 21-25 August 2017.
  • 2015. With Ngoepe,M S.: "Justice delayed is justice denied: records management and travesty of justice in South Africa". Eastern and Southern Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 8-12 June 2015.
  • 2015. with Nwagwu, W. Status and Performance of Open Access Journals with Some Focus on Africa - Based on the DOAJ. 8th biennial ProLISSA conference, Faircity Roodevallei Hotel, Kameeldrift East, Pretoria, SA, 11-13 March 2015.
  • 2014. with Fombad, M & Jiyane, V. Academic libraries as agents and architect of transformation in South Africa. 15th Information Studies (IS) Annual Conference, University of Zululand, 3-5 September, 2014.
  • 2013. With Van der Walt TB and Maluleka J R.. Read a paper at the 7th Biennial ProLISSA conference, Pretoria titled: “Knowledge sharing through mentorship programmes in an academic environment: a case study of the mentorship programme of the University of South Africa”