At C4IR South Africa, our diverse workforce of professionals brings talent, expertise, knowledge, and passion to their fields. The team’s computer science, digital strategy, project management methodologies, business insights, technology development and governance, and strategic and design thinking capabilities allows the team to succeed in all the projects undertaken within the Centre.
Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa is an experienced computer scientist and digital strategist, whose focus is 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 PhD (Computer Science) from Auburn University (United States of America), an MSc (Computer Science) from the University of East Anglia (England) and a BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) from the National University of Lesotho.
Angela Shumba is the operations manager at the C4IR SA. She holds an MBA degree from Wits Business School and a BSc Hons (Microbiology) from the University of Pretoria. Her previous roles include general manager and project manager at CapeBio Technologies (Pty) Ltd; consultant and senior laboratory technician at DNAlysis Biotechnology and a junior research assistant position at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria.
She has managed projects in the biotechnology sector with a focus on innovation, product development and technology and has experience in operation management, project management, strategy and marketing.
Senior Project Manager
Obakeng Hlatshwayo is an IoT project lead for the Centre, whose primary focus is on building agile project communities, tracking progress and clear gates for (re)assessing project value, ensuring excellent communication on outcomes and processes, building on existing knowledge rather than re-inventing the wheel and 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 has an exceptional customer satisfaction record and is extremely successful in coordinating large workforces and competent at overseeing various large-scale projects.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Northwest University, 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 in the USA.
Mutendeni Budzwa is an experienced personal assistant to the centre head with 11 years of experience in support of which seven were gained in the research environment, three in local government and one year in the corporate environment.
Mutendeni’s expertise is in office support, and she has extensive knowledge of 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 programme in Office Management and Secretarial Development from the University of Pretoria (South Africa).