The Department of Applied Information Systems (AIS)  in collaboration with iZindaba Zokudla cordially invites you to the Annual Students IT Project Day 21 October 2020.


About the Students IT Project Day


The Students’ IT Project Day displays a collection of IT-related projects including software applications and business analysis presentations. These projects are a culmination of the knowledge that students gained during their three years of studies and will be academically evaluated.

3rd Year Project Day Programme 21 October 2020

You can join by clicking on the blue buttons that will link you directly to Microsoft Teams Meeting.

08h00 - 08h30

Prof Mercy Mpinganjira
School of Consumer Intelligence & Information Systems

Each group below represent the organisation for which they developed a website/app. It will give you an opportunity to experience the group dynamic and the actual website. The students are available for questions and answers based on their IT project presentation.

08h30 - 15h30

15h30 - 16h30

Overall comments and feedback by the Judges

Vote of Thanks by Prof Roelien Brink

09h00 - 13h00

Dear Judge, spectator and stakeholder

Thank you for participating in Project Day of the Dept. of Applied Information Systems at the University of Johannesburg. Please join us in the “tea room” during the project day if you need additional information on these projects. We are also available to talk about future directions, current applications and past experiences in developing these applied systems. We look forward to engaging with you!

Prof Roelien Brink and Dr Naudé Malan 

Dr Naudé Malan

iZindaba Zokudla

Anthropology and Development Studies

University of Johannesburg

Prof Roelien Brink (Ph.D.)

Applied Information Systems (AIS)

Associate Professor

College of Business and Economics


Mandlakayise SJ Thabethe

Mandlakayise SJ Thabethe is an IT Professional who have worked within the IT environment (in both public and private sector organisations) for more than 24 years in different positions such as Developer, Support/IT Consultant, Systems Administrator, Network/LAN Specialist, Lecturer, IT Technologist/Researcher, Senior Technical Architect and ICT Manager. During the last six year, he is an ICT Manager responsible the whole ICT function at the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA). He had passion for people management, technology, education as well as research.

Romeo Mabasa

Romeo Mabasa is a senior business development and Partner manager for PeopleCert which is an international company based in Greece. He based in Johannesburg and supports the entire continent. Romeo has over 20 years experience in Education technology, business development and consulting.

Prof Sue Walker

Prof Sue Walker is Principal Researcher: Agrometeorology at Agricultural Research Council - Soil, Climate and Water, Pretoria.

She is Professor Emeritus in Agromet at University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She supervised 20 PhD students and published 100 scientific articles and many technical reports.

Her PhD in Plant Physiology is from University of California Davis, USA, following her studies at UKZN in Agricultural Meteorology.

She develops climate services translating scientific results into useful operational messages, with experience in Southern, East Africa and South East Asia on agrometeorological and development projects. She applies evidence-based science to agricultural concerns using crop-climate modelling, Agromet extension services for farmers, in semi-arid conditions using modern technology.

Prof Linky Makgahlela

Prof Mahlako Makgahlela is currently employed as a Research Team Manager for Animal Breeding and Genetics, ARC-Animal Production Campus. She graduated her BSc (Agric) and MSc (Agric) from the University of Limpopo. She holds a PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Helsinki in Finland. Prof Makgahlela is rated by the National Research Foundation Y2 sub-category, and ORCID:


Her current research aims to establish a research programme in livestock genomics with the view of implementing genomic selection in the National Livestock Improvement programmes. This includes examining issues associated with running an efficient processing pipeline from on-farm sampling, imputation as cost-effective genotyping strategies to genomic evaluation in South African livestock. She is also investigating harmful/recessive genes impairing fertility in beef cattle, genes associated with adaptation and disease resistance in livestock. 

Adv. Lufuno T Khorommbi (Ms)

Adv. Lufuno T Khorommbi is a Cyberlaw Professional, a highly skilled knowledge worker, a former public servant with over 15 years of experience in the Public Sector ICT Regulatory space, from navigating the regulatory environment, to supply chain and ICT procurement, to contract management.


As a thought leader, she became the first public servant to successfully spearhead the development and implementation of the pioneered sourcing strategy for ICT transversal procurement, and facilitated the replacement of the evergreen transversal contracts that stifled competition.

Dr Henk Pretorius

Dr Hendrik (Henk) Pretorius is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. He obtained a PhD (Information Technology), M (Information Technology), BSc (Hons – Computer Science),  BSc (Computer Science) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Cum Laude) from the University of Pretoria.


Henk also has 15 years of industry experience in the Information Technology industry that ranged from Programming, Business and Process Analysis, ICT Consulting and IT Managing. Henk published in national and international journals in the research fields of Women in ICT, ICT Management and Governance and ICT and Education. Finally Henk enjoys sport and traveling.