TEDx University of Johannesburg

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Speakers | Past 2019

Tshilidzi-Marwala

Tshilidzi Marwala

Prof Marwala is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. He currently serves as Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission appointed by the South African President to formulate 4IR strategies for South Africa. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Prof Marwala is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Science of South Africa, the African Academy of Sciences, and the South African Academy of Engineering. His research interests include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science, and medicine. He has published 15 books in artificial intelligence, over 300 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines, and holds five patents.

Ebenhaezer-Dibakwane

Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

TEDx Talk: What are we going to do
In this talk Dibakwane attempts to travel through what South Africa has achieved as a nation and asks what might be is.
Ebenhaezer is a two time Savanna Comic’s Choice Award winning comedian and a SAFTA nominated writer. In the last five years, he has been on a variety of television shows, movies and has appeared on the big screen as well. He uses his work to comment on critical social issues in a hope to foster discussions.

Maria-Frahm-Arp

Maria Frahm-Arp

Prof Maria obtained her PhD in the Sociology of Religion from Warwick University (UK). She is the author of several book chapters and journal articles. She is the winner of the UJ Humanities Teaching and Learning Award (2014) and the Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching and Learning Award (2016). In 2017, she worked as the Vice Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and since March 2018, she has been working as the Executive Director of the Library and Information Centre at UJ.

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Demilade Fayemiwo

Dr Demilade is an engineer and consultant. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a recipient of the 2017 L’Oreal-UNESCO women in science fellowship and winner of University of Johannesburg’s 2018 three-minute thesis competition.

Melody-Miya

Melody Miya

Prof Marwala is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. He currently serves as Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission appointed by the South African President to formulate 4IR strategies for South Africa. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Prof Marwala is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Science of South Africa, the African Academy of Sciences, and the South African Academy of Engineering. His research interests include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science, and medicine. He has published 15 books in artificial intelligence, over 300 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines, and holds five patents.

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Boniswa Madikizela

Ms Boniswa Madikizela is a Chartered Accountant and a senior lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg. Her research is focused on personal financial literacy. In May 2017, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) announced Boniswa as a Brand Ambassador.

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Thabo Molefe

Best known as Tbo Touch, Thabo Molefe is a Media Personality, Public Speaker, and Entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Touch HD and Marketing, which houses a digital radio station as well as original collections of short films and podcasts. Tbo Touch is the owner of two signature drinks, Touch Reserve and 48Gin. He is a recipient of multiple awards for his uniqueness in telling the African story through radio and television.