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UCT Research Report '11
Research Fields and Staff
Permanent Staff
Professor Irwin Brown
IS in developing countries; IS management; Grounded
Theory in IS research.
Associate Professor Wallace Chigona
ICT for national development; community informatics; and
mobile technology for development.
Dr Eric Cloete
Computer architectures and software; information systems
management; image processing; electronic commerce.
Mr Mike Eccles
Object-oriented analysis and design; Agile Methodologies;
information systems controls and security; e-learning;
education and IS.
Professor Mike Hart
Strategic use of IS; key management issues in IS;
perceptions of IS and the digital divide; data mining;
knowledge management; customer relationship
management; contact centres, business intelligence.
Associate Professor Kevin Johnston
IS strategy; education and IS; open source software.
Associate Professor Michael Kyobe
Strategic IT planning; IT alignment; computer security
and utilisation of IT to leverage knowledge management;
enterprise and IT governance.
Ms Elsje Scott
Object-orientated programming and methodologies;
efficient teaching methods for programming concepts; IS
project management; with the specific focus on student
group projects; using C# as programming language.
Ms Salah Kabanda
IT adoption; M and E commerce; ICT4D.
Mr Mike Pollock
Effective IS teams, IS programming with students;
technology acceptance; the digital divide in South Africa;
digital forensics; virtual teams; m-innovation.
Dr Lisa Seymour
Enterprise systems and business process management
with a developing country focus.
Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran
Project organising, systems thinking, innovation and
creating a desirable tension between best-practices,
research and professions.
Emeritus Professor Derek Smith
Project portfolio management; project teams; project
manager competencies.
Mr Adrie Stander
Data communications; database design; human-computer
interaction; culture and information systems.
Ms Maureen Tanner
Agile, Global Software development.
Professor Jean-Paul Van Belle
Adoption of information technologies; appropriate ICTs;
e-commerce and m-commerce; e-government; open
source software; enterprise IS architectures; e-readiness
of SMEs and NGOs; e/M-commerce; e/M government.
Contact Details
Postal Address: Department of Information Systems,
University of Cape Town, Private
Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701
Telephone: +27 21 650 2261
Fax: +27 21 650 2280
Research output
Authored books
Mpanzanje, F. and Sewchurran, K.2011. Explaining
As-Lived Project Practice. Germany: LAP LAMBERT
Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. 185pp. ISBN
Van Belle, J.W.G.D. and Du Toit, M. 2011. Internet Super-
User Textbook. Cape Town, South Africa: Getsmarter.
392pp. ISBN 978-0-620-50344-0.
Chapters in books
Caidenhead, C. and Van Belle, J.W.G.D. 2011. Factors
influencing user satisfaction with internet-based E-learning
in corporate South Africa. In S.B. Eom and J.B. Arbaugh
(eds), Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in
E-Learning, pp. 267-293. USA: Information Science
Reference. ISBN 9781609606152.
Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals
Bankole, F., Shirazi, F. and Brown, I.T.J. 2011. Investigating
the impact of ICT investments on Human Development. The
Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing
Countries, 8(48): 1-19.