Department of Information Science

Prof M Ngoepe

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Chair
Tel: 012 429 6792
Fax: 012 429 3199
E-mail: ngoepms@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • B.A. (University of the North)
  • H. DINF (University of the North)
  • BINF (Hons) (Unisa)
  • MINF (Unisa)
  • D Litt et Phil (Unisa)

NRF Rating

Y2

Currently teaching

  • Archival diplomatics
  • digital records forensic
  • archives
  • records management
  • literature
  • heritage
  • electronic content management
  • information governance
  • bibliometrics

Fields of academic interests

  • disruptive technologies
  • blockchain technology
  • archival diplomatics
  • digital records forensic
  • cloud storage
  • archives
  • records management
  • literature
  • heritage
  • electronic content management
  • information governance
  • informetrics
  • oral tradition

Field of Specialisation

  • Archival diplomatics
  • digital records forensic
  • archives
  • records management
  • literature
  • heritage
  • electronic content management
  • information governance
  • bibliometrics

Books

  • Ngoepe, M, Ngoepe, S & Setumu, T. 2014. Northern Sotho Historical Book Bakone Ba Makgabeng
  • Ngoepe, M & Sebola, P. 2008. Anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Morole o mosesane
  • Ngoepe, M & Thoka, LP. 2008. Northern Sotho Folktales Mehleng ya borakgolokhukhu.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2005. Anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Ntshwe Via Afrika: Cape Town. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Ngoepe
  • 2002. Contributed poems in Timbila Poetry Journal.
  • 2010. Written a foreword for Tlou Setumu’s autobiography: His story is history.

Journal articles

2019

  • Mullon, PA & Ngoepe, M. 2019. An integrated framework to elevate information governance to a national level in South Africa. Records Management Journal 29(1/2): 103-116.

2018

  • Mukwevho, J & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Taking archives to the people: the use of social media as a tool to promote archives in South Africa. Library Hi Tech https://doi.org/10.1108/ LHT-11-2017-0228
  • Maluleka, JR & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Accumulation of cultural capital: the acquisition of indigenous knowledge by traditional healers in the Limpopo province of South Africa. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 9(3): 278-292.
  • Maluleka, JR & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Integrating traditional medical knowledge into mainstream health system in Limpopo province. Information Development 1-10.
  • Maluleka, JR & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Turning mirrors into windows: Knowledge transfer among indigenous healers in Limpopo province of South Africa. SA Journal of Information Management 20 (1), 7.
  • Ngoepe, M & Nkwe, M. 2018. Separating the wheat from the chaff with the winnowing fork: The eeny meeny miny mo appraisal approach of digital records in South Africa. Records Management Journal 28(2): 130-142.
  • Marutha, NS & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Medical records management framework to support public healthcare services in Limpopo province of South Africa. Records Management Journal 28(2): 187-203.
  • Ngoepe, M & Netshakhuma, S. 2018. Archives in the trenches: repatriation of African National Congress liberation archives in diaspora to South Africa. Archival Science 18 (1): 51-71.
  • Makhubela, S & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Knowledge retention in a platinum mine in the North West Province of South Africa. SA Journal of Information Management 20 (1), 8.
  • Masegare, P & Ngoepe, M. 2018. A framework for incorporating implementation indicators of corporate governance for municipalities in South Africa. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 2018 18(4): 581-593.

2017

  • Ngoepe, M, Mojapelo, S, Ngoepe, N & Van der Walt, T. 2017. Bridging the information gap through career expos to rural school learners in the Makgabeng village in the Limpopo province in South Africa. Innovation 55(2): 26-41.
  • Mojapelo, M & Ngoepe, M. 2017. The Role of the South African Human Rights Commission to Records Management in the Public Sector in South Africa. Journal of South African Society of Archivists 50: 28-55.
  • Mtega, WP & Ngoepe, M. 2017. A framework for strengthening agricultural knowledge systems for improved accessibility of agricultural knowledge in Morogoro Region of Tanzania. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.
  • Ngoepe, M & Katuu, S. 2017. Provision of records created in networked environments in the curricula of institutions of higher learning in Africa. New Review of Information Networking 22(1): 1-12.
  • Ngulube, P, Ngoepe, M, Saurombe, N & Chaterera, F. 2017. Towards a uniform strategy for taking archives to the people in South Africa: can we really build the Tower of Babel? ESARBICA Journal 36: 75-93.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2017. Archival orthodoxy of post-custodial realities of digital records in South Africa. Archives & Manuscript 45(1): 31-44.
  • Marutha, NS & Ngoepe, M. 2017. The role of medical records in the provision of public healthcare services in the Limpopo province of South Africa. South African Journal of Information Management 19(1), 8 pages.
  • Zulu, P, Ngoepe M & Saurombe, N. 2017. The importance of legislation in the provision of national and public library services in Zambia. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 49(2): 152-164.
  • Phukubje, J & Ngoepe, M. 2017. Convenience and accessibility of library services to students with disabilities at the University of Limpopo in South Africa. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 49(2): 180-190.

 

2016

 

  1. Ngoepe, M & Setumu, T. 2016. Converting oral narratives into written literature: lessons learnt from heritage projects undertaken in the Makgabeng area, Limpopo, South Africa. Mousaion 34(4): 15-29.
  2. Ngoepe, M. 2016. Records management models in the public sector in South Africa: Is there a flicker of light at the end of the dark tunnel? Information Development 32(3): 338-353.
  3. Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2016. A framework for embedding records management into the auditing process in the public sector in South Africa. Information Development 32(4): 890-903.
  4. Ngoepe, M & Saurombe, A. 2016. Provisions for managing and preserving records created in networked environments in the archival legislative frameworks of selected member states of the Southern African Development Community. Archives & Manuscript 44(1): 24-41.
  5. Mtega, PW, Ngoepe, M & Dube, L. 2016. Factors influencing access to agricultural knowledge: the case of smallholder rice farmers in the Kilombero district in Tanzania. South African Journal of Information Management 18(1).

 

2015

 

  1. Ngoepe, M & Jiyane, V. 2015. Growing your own timber: mentoring, continuity, sustainability and succession planning in national and provincial archives repositories in South Africa-implications on preservation of and access to archives. Innovation 51(2): 65-81.
  2. Onyancha, OB, Ngoepe, M & Maluleka, J. 2015. Trends, patterns, challenges and types of archival research in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 25 (2): 145-159.
  3. Ngoepe, M. 2015. Deployment of open source electronic content management software in national government departments in South Africa. Journal of Science & Technology Policy Management 6(3): 190-205.
  4. Ngoepe, M & Makhubela, S. 2015. ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’: records management and the travesty of justice in South Africa. Records Management Journal 25(3).

 

2014

 

  1. Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2014. Eternal memory or holy amnesia? Preservation of and access to records and archives at African Independent Churches in South Africa. ESARBICA Journal 33: 45-54.
  2. Venson, S, Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2014. The role of archives in national development in selected countries in the East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives region. Innovation 48(1).
  3. Ngoepe, M, Maluleka, J & Onyancha, OB. 2014. Research collaboration in the archives and records management field across and beyond universities in Africa: an informetric analysis. Mousaion 31(3): 119-136.
  4. Setumu, T & Ngoepe, M. 2014. Augmenting conventional sources with alternative sources in research: an analysis of historical dissertations and theses from universities in South Africa. Mousaion 31(3): 1-12.
  5. Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2014. The need for records management in the auditing process in the public sector in South Africa. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 24(2): 135-150.
  6. Ngoepe, M. 2014. The role of records management as a tool to identify risks in the public sector in South Africa. South African Journal of Information Management, 16 (1).

 

2013

 

  1. Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2013. Contribution of record-keeping to audit opinions: an informetrics analysis of the general reports on audit outcomes of the Auditor-General of South Africa. ESARBICA Journal, 32: 3-12.
  2. Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2013. An exploration of the role of records management in corporate governance in South Africa. South African Journal of Information Management, 15 (3).

 

 

 

2011

  • Ngoepe, M & Keakopa, S. 2011. An assessment of the state of national archival and records system in the ESARBICA region: a South Africa – Botswana comparison. Records Management Journal 21(2): 145-160.
  • Ngoepe, M & Onyancha, OB. 2011. The protection of Information Bill and access to information in South Africa: an informetric analysis of media coverage, ESARBICA Journal, 30: 207-245.
  • Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2011. Assessing the extent to which the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa has fulfilled its mandate of taking the archives to the people.  Innovation 42: 3-22.

2010

  • Ngoepe, M & Van der Walt, T. 2010. A framework for a records management programme: lessons from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in South Africa. Mousaion 28(2): 83-107.
  • Ngoepe, M, Mokoena, L & Ngulube, P. 2010. Security, privacy and ethics in electronic records management in the South African public sector. ESARBICA Journal, 29: 36-66.

 2009

  • Ngoepe, M & Van der Walt, T. 2009. An exploration of records management trends in the South African public sector. Mousaion 27(1): 116-136.
  • Ngoepe, M & Van der Walt, T. 2009. Strategies for the preservation of electronic records in South Africa: implications on access to information. Innovation 38: 1-27.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2009. Organising public records to achieve service delivery: the role of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa’s functional subject file plan in government departments, ESARBICA Journal 28: 52-77.

 

2008

  • Ngoepe, M & Makhura, M. 2008. Assessing the level of compliance with regard to the Legal Deposit Act: implications on access to South Africa’s published heritage. Mousaion 26(2): 98-114.

2006

  • Makhura, M & Ngoepe, M. 2006. Assessing the level of compliance with the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act and Promotion of Access to Information Act: implications of good governance and accountability.” ESARBICA Journal 25: 128-138.

Conference proceedings:

  • Matli, W & Ngoepe,M. 2018. Provision of information services to support youth employment in the digital era. In M Ngoepe & M Fombad (eds). Proceedings of the 9th ProLISSA Conference Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, 83-112.
  • Mosweu, O & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Legal framework for auditing public sector accounting records in the digital environment in Botswana. In M Ngoepe & M Fombad (eds). Proceedings of the 9th ProLISSA Conference Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, 153-165.
  • Katuu, S & Ngoepe, M. 2015. Managing records created in networked environments within South Africa’s legislative framework.  In Barbara Endicott Popovsky (ed), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Security and Management ICCSM-2015. Tacoma,University of Washington, pp. 59-70.
  • Katuu, S & Ngoepe, M. 2015. Managing digital records in a South African public sector institution. In Anderson, K, Duranti, L and Jaworski et al (eds). INFuture2015: e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility and Preservation, Zagreb, Croatia, pp. 135-142.
  • Katuu, S & Ngoepe, M. 2015. Managing Digital Heritage - an analysis of the education and training curriculum for Africa's archives and records professionals. In Guidi, G., Scopigno, R., Torres, J.C. et al. (eds). Digital Heritage Conference, Grandada, Spain, pp. 191-194.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2009. An assessment of compliance with a policy on free and open source software by the South African government. Proceedings of 1st DLIS Biennial International Conference. In Olatokun, W (ed). University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. 14-16 October 2009. p40-50.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2004. Accountability, transparency and good governance: the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa’s role in helping government to better service delivery. Paper read at Liasa’s 7th Annual Conference in Polokwane, SA, 27 September – 1 October 2004. Available at: http://www.liasa.org.za/conferences/conference2004/papers/LIASA_Conference 2004_Ngoepe.pdf#search='mpho%20ngoepe' 

 

Book chapters:

  • Mukwevho, J, Ngoepe, M & Ngulube, P. 2019. Doing more with less: application of soft power theory to enhance visibility and accessibility of public archives in a resource-strained environment. In P Ngulube (ed), Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion and Public Programming or Memory Institutions, IGI Global, pp. 1-30.
  • Mosweu, T & Ngoepe, M. 2019. Governance of liquid communications in the Botswana public sector: neither restricted by time nor space. In CT Chisita & Alexander M. Rusero (eds) Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives, IGI Global, pp. 53-69.
  • Mtega, WP & Ngoepe, M. 2018. Strengthening the flow of agricultural knowledge among stakeholders: the case of Morogoro region Tanzania. In C Thomas (ed). Ontology of Information Science, 255-278.

 

 Newsletters

  • Ngoepe, M. 2003. Contemporary ways of keeping records: a challenge for the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa. Archives News 45(4):47-48.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2003. Records management trends in governmental bodies: a shocking experience. Archives News 45(3): 10-12.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2007. Memories of Dar es Salaam: a reflection on ESARBICA conference attended in Tanzania from 18-22 June 2007. Archives News 4-7.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2011. Is archives and records management cursed in South Africa. ESARBICA Newsletter 23(Apr-Jun): 2-3.
  • Katuu, S & Ngoepe, M. 2017. Education and training of archives and records management professionals in Africa. UNESCO Memory of the World Programme 1(March): 22-27.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2017. Training and education of archivists in Africa – an analysis of current conditions and issues. ACARM Newsletter 57(July): 9-13.
  • Ngoepe, M. 2018. Playing catch-up: Africa’s time to respond to grand societal challenges. Flash, ICA Newsletter 36(September): 18-19.

Paper presentations

  • 2018. Read a keynote address at the annual conference of the National University of Science and Technology in Harare, Zimbabwe titled: Neither pre-legal nor non-legal: sustainability and authenticity of indigenous oral memory in the post-truth society. 20-24 August.
  • 2018. Read a paper at the annual conference of the South African Society of Archivists in East London, South Africa titled: Whose truth is true – use of archival theories in authenticating oral tradition. 3-5 July.
  • 2018. Read a paper at the InterPARES European Team seminar in Jerusalem, Israel titled: Certification of trustworthy digital records to support the audit process in South Africa. 18-22 June.
  • 2017. With Maluleka, J. Read a paper at the annual conference of the University of Zululand’s Department of Information Studies conference in Richards Bay, South Africa titled: Let my students go! an informetric analysis of the throughput rate of doctoral students in LIS Schools in South Africa, 2005 – 2015. 6-8 September.
  • 2017. With Nkwe, M. Read a paper at the annual conference of the University of Zululand’s Department of Information Studies conference in Richards Bay, South Africa titled: Separating the wheat from the chaff with the winnowing fork: the eeny meeny miny mo appraisal approach of digital records in South Africa. 6-8 September. 
  • 2017. Read a paper at the conference of Archival Education and Research Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada titled: Archives without archives: a window of opportunity to build an inclusive archive in South Africa. 11-15 July.
  • 2017. Read a paper at the South Africa Society of Archivist Annual conference, Cape Town, South Africa titled: Behind every clean audit there is records management: the role of records management into the audit process in South Africa. 3-7 July.
  • 2017. Presented Africa Team Report at the InterPARES international seminar at the National Archives of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro.  20 – 22 February.
  • 2016. Read a paper at the Congress of International Council on Archives in Seoul, South Korea titled: “Transforming archival access of Truth and Reconciliation Commission through freedom of information legislation in South Africa.
  • 2015. With Katuu, S. Read a paper at the Digital Heritage conference in Croatia titled: "Managing digital heritage – an analysis of the education and training curriculum for Africa’s archives and records professionals."
  • 2015. With Onyancha, OB and Mhlongo, M. Read a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: "A case of identify crisis? Indigenous knowledge through the eyes of subject organizers in academic libraries in South Africa."
  • 2015. With Katuu, S. Read a paper at ICDE conference, Sun City, South Africa titled: "The development of archives and records management education and training in Africa."
  • 2015. With Katuu, S. Read a paper at ICCSM conference, Tacoma, United States of America titled: "Managing digital records within South Africa’s legislative framework."
  • 2015. Read a paper at International Council on Archives conference at Reykjavik, Iceland titled: "Desperate times call for creative measures: efforts for preservation of records created in networked environment in a water utility company in South Africa."
  • 2015. Read a paper at the Archival Education and Research Institute conference at the University of Maryland, United States of America titled: "To what extent does the curriculum at higher learning institutions in South Africa embrace records stored in networked environments?"
  • 2015. With Molobye, K. Read a paper at the conference of the South African Society of Archivists, Polokwane titled; "Web visibility and accessibility of library and information science journals indexed on African Journal Online".
  • 2015. With Saurombe, A. Read a paper at the conference of the South African Society of Archivists, Polokwane titled: "Provisions for managing and preserving records created in networked environments in archival legislative framework of selected member states of the Southern African Development Countries."
  • 2015. Read a paper at the biennial conference organised by the Eastern and Southern Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe titled: "When rain clouds gather – the entrustment of records to the cloud in the public sector in South Africa."
  • 2015. With Makhubela, S. Read a paper at the biennial conference organised by the Eastern and Southern Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe titled: "Justice delayed is justice denied: records management and travesty of justice in South Africa".
  • 2015. With Ngulube, P, Saurombe, N and Chaterera, F. Read a paper at the biennial conference organised by the Eastern and Southern Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe titled: "Towards a uniform strategy of taking archives to the people in South Africa: can we build the tower of Babel?"
  • 2015. With Jiyane, V. Read a paper at ProLISSA conference organised by the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, Pretoria titled: "Growing own timber: mentoring, continuity, sustainability and succession planning in national and provincial archives repositories in South Africa-implications on preservation of and access to archives"
  • 2014. With Maluleka, J and Onyancha, B. Read a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand tiled: “Research collaboration in archives and records management field across and beyond universities in Africa: an informetric analysis.
  • 2014. Read a paper at the South African Society of Archivists conference, Mbombela (South Africa) titled: “A holistic measure of the reputation index of the National Archives of South Africa: implications on access to archives.”
  • 2014. With Setumu, T. Read a paper at the National University of Science and Technology conference in Zimbabwe titled: “Converting oral tradition into written literature: lessons from heritage projects in Makgabeng in Limpopo Province in South Africa.
  • 2014. Read a paper at the University of British Columbia’s Canadian Society of Archivists student chapter symposium and seminar, Vancouver (Canada) titled: “To hell or heaven”: sanitation and repatriation of records in apartheid and democratic South Africa: implications on social memory.
  • 2013. Read a paper at the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe) conference on indigenous knowledge and records management titles: FOSS implementation in government departments in South Africa."
  • 2013. Read a paper at the South African Society of Archivists annual conference, Durban (South Africa) titled: Records management models in the public sector in South Africa: is there a flickering light at the end of the dark tunnel?
  • 2013. With Onyancha, B. Read a paper at XXII ESARBICA conference, Nairobi, Kenya titled: Representation of archives and records management in the South African legislation framework: an informetrics analysis, 1996-2012.
  • 2013. With Venson, S and Ngulube, P. Read a paper at XXII ESARBICA conference, Nairobi, Kenya titled: "Do archives and archivists have a real role in national development, or is it just an imaginary role?"
  • 2012. With Onyancha, B and Maluleke, J. Read a paper at International Council on Archives conference, Brisbane (Australia) titled: Trends, patterns, challenges and type of archival research in sub-Saharan Africa: an informetrics analysis, 20-24 August.
  • 2011. With Ngulube P. Read a paper at the XXI ESARBICA Biennial Conference, Maputo (Mozambique) titled: An informetric analysis of the General Reports of the Auditor-General of South Africa: fostering accountability, transparency and good governance.
  • 2011. With Onyancha B. Read a paper at the XXI ESARBICA Biennial Conference, Maputo (Mozambique), titled: The protection of Information Bill and access to information in South Africa: an informetric analysis of media coverage.
  • 2011. Read a paper at the PROLISA Doctoral Forum, Pretoria (University of South Africa) titled: Fostering a framework towards embedding the records management function into the auditing process.
  • 2010. Read a paper at the III ARM Conference by Khunkhwane on 3 November 2010, titled: "ESARBICA and the evolution of archives and records management."
  • 2009. Read a paper at the Mpumalanga Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s archives and records management conference in Kruger National Park (South Africa) on 2 December 2009, titled "Records management and auditing: any link? The Auditor-General of South Africa’s perspective."
  • 2009. Read a paper at the South African Society of Archivists in Pretoria (South Africa) on 26 November 2009, titled: "A framework for records management programme: lessons from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in South Africa."
  • 2009. Read a paper at the 1st DLIS Biennial International conference in Gaborone (Botswana) on 15 October 2009, titled: "An assessment of compliance with a policy on free and open source software by the South African government."
  • 2009. With Mokoena L and Ngulube P. Read a paper at ESARBICA conference in Windhoek (Namibia) on 1 July 2009, titled: "Security, privacy and ethics in electronic records management in the South African public sector."
  • 2009. With Ngulube P. Read a paper at ESARBICA conference in Windhoek (Namibia) on 1 July 2009, titled: "Assessing the outreach programme of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa: implications on access to archives."
  • 2008. Read a keynote address at Poussière d’étoiles’ (Pd’é) second annual archives, knowledge and records management (KARM) conference on 6 May 2008, in Polokwane (South Africa) titled "Strategies for preservation of electronic records in South Africa: implications on access to information."
  • 2007. Read a paper at Unisa Department of Information Science Student Symposium on 27 July 2007, in Pretoria (South Africa) titled "An exploration of records management trends in South African public sector: a case study of the Department of Provincial and Local Government."
  • 2007. Read a paper at ESARBICA conference in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on 22 June 2007, titled "Organising public records to achieve service delivery: the role of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa’s functional subject file plan"
  • 2007. Read a paper at Marcus Evans conference in Parktown (South Africa) on 11 June 2007, titled "Establishing a framework for records management system: a case study of SanParks"
  • 2005. Read a paper at the South African Records Managers’ Forum (SARMAF) in Pretoria (South Africa) on 9 February 2006, titled "Report on a study visit undertaken at the Library and Archives Canada, 1 October 2005 - 1 December 2005.
  • 2005. With Makhura M. Read a paper at ESARBICA conference in Gaborone (Botswana) in June 2005 titled "Assessing the level of compliance with the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act and Promotion of Access to Information Act: implications of good governance and accountability."
  • 2004. Read a paper at Liasa’s 7th Annual Conference in Polokwane (South Africa), 28 September – 1 October 2004 titled "Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance: the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa’s role in helping government to better service delivery."
  • 2004. Read a paper at the student symposium hosted by Unisa Department of Information Science in Pretoria (South Africa) on 4 August 2004 titled "Taking archives to the people: the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa’s new role"

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

2015-2020: Chairperson: Advisory Council for the Gauteng Provincial Archives
2016-2018: Member of Advisory Council for the National Archives of South Africa
2013-2018: Director: African Team - The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems
2009-2019: Board member of the Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA)
2009-2019: Committee Member for the South African Society of Archivists (SASA)
2008-2009: Committee member of the Deputy Information Officer’s Forum
2008: Treasurer of the South African Records Management Forum (SARMAF)
2006-2007: Secretary of the South African Records Management Forum (SARMAF)
2006: Deputy Chairperson of Inter-departmental Vocational Association of Information Scientists and Library Personnel (IVAISLP)

Involvement with other universities

2013 External examiner for the University of Botswana
External supervisor for PhD students in Business Administration at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
2014 External Examiner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal
2015 External examiner for the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe
2016 External examiner of the University of Johannesburg
2017 External examiner of Moi University
External examiner of University of Zululand
External examiner of the University of Western Cape
External examiner of University of Cape Town

Professional experience

  • Indexer (Ulis Library Services), 1998-1999
  • Student Library Assistant (Randburg Openbare Biblioteek), 1999
  • Library Assistant (Technikon Northern Gauteng), 2000
  • Archivist (United Nations Children’s Fund), 2001
  • Indexer (Bloemfontein Legal Deposit), 2002
  • Archivist (Cape Town Archives Repository & National Archives Repository), 2002 – 2005
  • Deputy Records Manager (Department of Provincial and Local Government), 2005-2006
  • Manager: Records Management (Auditor-General South Africa), 2006-2010
  • EDRMS Manager (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority), 2010-2012

Awards

  • 2016. NRF Y2 rating.
  • 2015. Unisa Department of information Science Alumnus of the year.
  • 2007. Golden Key Award (GKA) for the Auditor-General of South Africa bestowed by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) / Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) for implementing the Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • 2007. Recognised by SAHRC/ODAC for the deputy information officer of the year 2007, for the implementation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act in the AGSA
  • 2007. Awarded first prize by Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for writing anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Morole o mosesane (youth of yesterday, today and tomorrow).
  • 2005. Awarded Ivaislp/Sabinet Information Personality of the year 2004.
  • 2002. Awarded third prize by Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for writing anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Ntshwe (be out of the game).

Editorial work

  • 2011 - 2017. Deputy-editor: ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on archives (SAPSE accredited)
  • 2011- 2017. Editor: Journal of the South African Society of Archivists

Publications (Literature)

  • 2014. With Ngoepe, S and Setumu T. Northern Sotho Historical Book Bakone Ba Makgabeng
  • 2008. With Sebola, J. Anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Morole o mosesane (youth of yesterday, today and tomorrow)
  • 2008. With Thoka, LP. Northern Sotho Folktales Mehleng ya borakgolokhukhu (In the days of our forefathers)
  • 2005. Anthology of Northern Sotho short stories Ntshwe.(Be out of the game)
  • 2002. Contributed poems in Timbila Poetry Journal.

Projects

  • 2013 – 2018:    The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES Trust)
  • 2013 – 2016:    Makgabeng Career Expo and Heritage Project (Project Manager)
  • 2014 – 2017:    Taking Archives to the People (Co-investigator)
  • 2007 – 2008:    Malebogo-Boer War Documentary (co-researcher)

Other

M&D external examination:

 

 

Name

Degree

Title

University

Year

K Porogo

MINF

The management of records at Botswana Public Offices Pension Fund

University of  Botswana

2014

D Sigauke

MINF

Management of e-mails in the state universities

in Zimbabwe

National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

2015

K Motupu

MINF

Assimilation of e-government systems at the

Ministry of Trade and Industry in Botswana

University of Botswana

2015

S Khumalo

MCOM IKM

An intranet-enabled platform to improve knowledge sharing, collaboration and content management

 

University of Johannesburg

2016

C Ngoasheng

MINF

The state of records management in tribal offices: a case of Traditional Council Offices in Polokwane Municipality area

University of Limpopo

2016

N Oketsang

MINF

Disaster preparedness for records management at the ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Culture in Botswana

University of Botswana

2016

M Mthembu

MCOM IKM

Knowledge management maturity model mapping within the South African Revenue Service

University of Johannesburg

2016

S Mtshali

MINF

Preservation of and access to records at the KZN Archives, Pietermaritzburg

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2017

V Maluleke

MINF

Barriers to information access as experienced by learners at rural schools

University of Johannesburg

2017

L Luthuli

MINF

Medical records management practices in public and private hospitals in uMhlathuze area, South Africa

University of Zululand

2017

N Momoti

MLIS

Records management for an intelligent university: the case of the University of the Western Cape

University of Western Cape

2017

G Kerchhoff

MLIS

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) research outputs between 1995 and 2015: impact on the scholarly domain and in social media

University of Cape Town

2017

M Mosienyane

MARM

A survey of records management practices at the Department of Tertiary Education Financing

University of Botswana

2017

T Vukeya

MCOM IKM

Use of library electronic information resources by university undergraduate students

University of Johannesburg

2017

R Maturure

PhD

An evaluation of the management of patients records at public hospitals in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

University of Botswana

2017

R Ireka

MPhil

An exploration of existing digital preservation measures for endangered languages: a case study of Njuu, Michif and Yiddish languages

University of Cape Town

2017

P Mulima

MINF

Developing an agricultural information system to enhance food security in Samia sub-county, Kenya

Moi University

2017

R Gibendi

MINF

Faculty management practices of digital grey literature in an open access context

Moi University

2017

S Gaorekwe

MINF

A consulting strategy dealing with management constraints of self-service business intelligence

Univeristy of Johannesburg

2018

M Dlamini

MINF

Smart devices as catalysts in gathering and sharing information for tertiary students

Univeristy of Johannesburg

2018

E Mbugua

MINF

Provision of information services to the visually impaired students at Thika School for the Blind

Moi University

2018

R Wahito

MINF

Evaluation of records management services provided by the Kenya National Archives and Document Services to government ministries

Moi University

2018

MC Mutai

MINF

Analysing the use of personnel records in Human resource management in uasin Gishu County Government, Kenya

Moi University

2018

V Tsabedze

PhD

Assessment of e-records readiness in context of e-government strategy in Swaziland

University of Zululand

2018

H Boateng

PhD

Knowledge creation and knowledge flow within Ghana’s Kente Industry: a social capital perspective

 

University of Technology Sydney

2018

M Thake

MINF

Evaluating security of records and information: the case of Lobatse Town Council

University of Botswana

2018

C Elsworth

MCOM IKM

Knowledge-based automation and new workforce implementation at a financial institution

University of Johannesburg

2019

 

Student supervision:

PhD

 

  • Mosweu, T. Governance of liquid communication generated through social media by Botswana public sector (completed 2019).
  • Mosweu, O. A framework to authenticate records in a government accounting system in Botswana to support the auditing process (2019).
  • Maluleka, JR. Acquisition, transfer and preservation of indigenous knowledge by traditional healers in the Limpopo Province of South Africa (completed 2017).
  • Marutha, NS. A framework to embed medical records management in the healthcare service delivery in Limpopo province of South Africa (completed 2017).
  • Mtega, WP. Strengthening agricultural knowledge systems for improved rural livelihoods in Morogoro region of Tanzania (completed 2016).
  • Masegare, PM. Critical analysis of corporate governance implementation and control systems within the municipal sector in Gauteng province in South Africa (completed 2016).

 

Masters

 

2019 (completed)

  • Kau, MJ. Schools as a conduit for taking public archives to children in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.
  • Chikomba, A. Management of digital records in selected financial parastatals in Zimbabwe (cum laude).
  • Maluleke, S. Document delivery services in an open distance e-learning environment with reference to the University of South Africa library.
  • Nevondo, R. Strategies for organising information resources at the University of Venda Library in South Africa: Implications on access to information.

 

2018 (completed)

  • Masekoameng, F. Integration of social media records into enterprise content management at the South African Broadcasting Corporation in the Limpopo Provincial office in South Africa.
  • Pereira, R. Assessing the state of implementation of the National Archives and Records Management Act at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.
  • Chauke, TA. Integration of information management systems to enhance business intelligence at the Department of Transport in South Africa.
  • Magama, B. Strategies for preservation of digital records in Masvingo province of Zimbabwe (cum laude).
  • Mukwevho, NJ. Enhancing accessibility and visibility of public archives repositories in South Africa.

 

2017 (completed)

  • Mojapelo, MG. Contribution of selected chapter nine institutions to records management in the public sector in South Africa.
  • Makhubela, SS. Knowledge retention at a platinum mine in North West province of South Africa (cum laude).
  • Netshakhuma, NS. An exploration of digitization strategies for the liberation archives of the African National Congress in South Africa.

2016 (completed)

  • Kagwiria, ES. A knowledge retention model for institutions of higher learning: a case of Kenya Methodist University.

2015 (completed)

  • Gachunga, SK. Usage of electronic resources by post-graduate students at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies at the University of Nairobi in Kenya (completed 2015).

2014 (completed)

  • Zulu, P. The importance of legislation in the provision of national and public library services in Zambia.