Research and Thought leadership

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The School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems is home to several high profile researchers in their respective research fields including the fields of competitive intelligence, predictive analytics, e-marketing, retailing, services and relationship marketing, intelligent and secure systems as well as IT project management. Our research helps inform our teaching and learning as well as policy and contributes to providing solutions to business and wider societal problems. We have a wide network of local and international research partnerships and collaborations as well as a vibrant cohort of postgraduate students.

Applied Information Systems

Research ClusterName and TitleOfficeCampusTelephoneE-mail
ICT 4 Development​Dr Patrick Ndayizigamiye​G Purple 4​APB​011 5591223​
Dr Roelien BrinkG Purple
Ms Stella Bvuma​G Purple
Ms Rehana Minty​B Green
​Dr Glenda Barlow_Jones​E Red 4​APB​011 5591342​
​Mr Siya Mhlongo​​E Red 5​APB​011
Formal Structures, Algorithms and Industrial ApplicationsProf Abejide Ade-IbijolaE Red
IT Project Management Knowledge and WisdomProf Carl MarnewickD Red
Mr Lucas
Mr Wikus ErasmusD Red
Mr Nazeer JosephD Red
Intelligent systemsDr Barnabas GatsheniG Purple
Mr Tinofrei MusebaD Green
Secure systems and privacy in computingDr Kennedy NjengaG Purple
Ms Maureen van den BerghG Purple
​Human Language Technology for South African Languages (HLT4SAL)Mr Ronny Mabokela​G Purple 4APB011 559
​Dr Mpho RaborifeE Red 3APB​011 559

Information and Knowledge Management

Research ClusterName and TitleOfficeCampusTelephoneE-mail
Information Management,

Internet Information Infrastructures

Prof C RensleighBridge 504 (A-Ring 5)APK+27 11 559
E-Government, Fog Computing, Knowledge Management Systems and ArchitecturesProf KJ BwalyaA-Bridge 507APK011 559
Knowledge sharing and collaboration platforms, Digital literacy and fluency, strategic innovation and commercialisation, entrepreneurial universities, curriculum redesign, knowledge portal development, Strategic Information Management


Mr Sithembiso
Information Management, Competitive Intelligence, Information Architecture Mr CJP Niemand Bridge 509 APK +27 11 559 2190
Information management Knowledge managementMr J ArthurBridge 506

(A-Ring 5)

APK+27 11 559
Information Management, Competitive Intelligence, Knowledge Economy, Mobile Health ApplicationsMs Wafeequa DinathBridge 511

(A-Ring 5)

APK011 559
Social Media Management, The Knowledge Economy, Competitive Intelligence, and Research MethodologyMs Andrea PotgieterA Ring Bridge 505APK+27 11 559

Marketing Management

Research ClusterName and TitleOfficeCampusTelephoneE-mail
Consumer Behaviour and e-MarketingProf M. Mpinganjira (SCiiS Director) C Ring 601 APK011 559
Relationship Marketing, Customer Management and Services MarketingProf M. Roberts-LombardC Ring 607APK011 559
Services Marketing, Marketing Research and Customer Relationship ManagementProf C.F. De Meyer-Heydenrych K Red 7 APB 011 559
Strategic Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication and Public RelationsProf I. Struweg K Red 12 APB 011 559
Sales Management, Sales Education, and Work Integrated Learning Dr M. Wait K Red 1


APB 011 559 1414/
Strategic Marketing AND Marketing ResearchDr I. LubbeC Ring
Contemporary Marketing & Retail, Consumer Behaviour and Branding (luxury)Dr B.E. Stiehler-Mulder C Ring 606APK 011 559
Branding, Relationship Marketing, and Consumer BehaviourDr T. Mofokeng C Ring 607 APK 011 559
Digital/Electronic Marketing with a focus on: Mobile Commerce, Social Media Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Dr D.K. Maduku C Ring 604 APK 011 559
Consumer MarketingMr S. GwebuK Red 04APB011 559
Green Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Education MarketingMr N. Mkhize K Red 15 APB011 559
Retail Marketing and Sport Marketing Mr R. Mathaba K Red 10 APB 011 559
Entrepreneurial Marketing, SMME Marketing and Township Economy Ms M. Zulu C Ring 610 APK011 559
Green Marketing, Sustainability and Consumer BehaviourMs N. Dilotsotlhe K Red 14 APB 011 559
Brand ManagementMr K. ZwakalaKRed 14APB011
RetailingMs M. FrazerK Red 5APB011
Consumer behaviour, Contemporary marketing trends and RetailingMs N. CunninghamK Red