Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution South Africa

Our Team

Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa

Centre Head
Email: nntlatlapa@csir.co.za

Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa is an experienced computer scientist and digital strategist, with a focus on communication technology ecosystems, from digital content generation across the value chain to user interface devices.

Ntsibane has been at the CSIR for almost 15 years and has held various leadership roles within CSIR management structures. He has extensive experience in senior leadership, strategy, finance, project management, stakeholder engagement, policy formulation, technology development, and as a research and development leader.

He holds a Ph.D. (Computer Science) from Auburn University (USA), an MSc (Computer Science) from the University of East Anglia (England) and a BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) from the National University of Lesotho.


Ms Angela Shumba

Operations Manager
Email: ashumba@csir.co.za

Angela Shumba is an experienced Operations Manager with more than 15 years of working experience. Her focus at the Centre is stakeholder engagement and operations strategy.

As a Microbiologist specialist, Angela has managed projects and teams in the Biotechnology sector with a focus on Innovation, Product Development and technology. Angela has experience in operation management, finance, project management, leadership, strategy and marketing.

She holds an MBA degree from Wits Business School (South Africa), BSc Hons (Microbiology) from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and BSc (Microbiology) from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).


Obakeng Hlatshwayo

Senior Project Manager
Email: RHlatshwayo@csir.co.za

Mr Obakeng Hlatshwayo is an IoT project lead for the Centre, with the primary focus on building agile project communities; tracking progress and clear gates for (re)assessing project value; ensuring excellent communication on outcomes and process; building on existing knowledge rather than re-inventing the wheel; lastly building an agile mindset and culture to harness the power in the Centre.

With over 10 years of project management experience across various sectors. Obakeng holds an exceptional customer satisfaction record and is extremely successful in coordinating large workforces and competent at overseeing various large scale projects.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree (Information Communications Technology) from the Vaal University of Technology (South Africa) and is a certified Project Management Professional in good standing with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA.


Mutendeni Budzwa

Personal Assistant
Email: mbudzwa@csir.co.za

Mutendeni Budzwa is an experienced Personal Assistant to the Centre Head with 11 years of experience in support of which 7 years are in the research environment, 3 years in local government and 1 year in the corporate environment.

Mutendeni’s expertise is in office support, knowledge in Microsoft Office software, workflow and e-procurement.

She holds a National Diploma in Office Management and Technology from Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa) and a short course in Advanced Programme in Organizational Development from the University of Pretoria (South Africa).