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​The KMSA e-Imbizo was held virtually on 23 – 26 August 2022 
  • Please click here for the Conference Video Recordings and here for the KMSA e-Imbizo Programme


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Meet our Speakers

Stephanie Barnes

Chief Chaos Organiser, Entelechy - Linkedin Profile

Radical Knowledge Management: Using Lessons Learned From Artists to Create Sustainable Workplaces

Stephanie Barnes is a knowledge management consultant at Entelechy working with clients in a variety of sectors. In her consulting practice she focuses on aligning people, process, and technology to not only help organisations be more efficient and effective with what they know, but to be more innovative and creative, too. Stephanie has been bringing knowledge management success to organisations for more than 20 years.

Farirai Dube

Assistant Lecturer, University of Pretoria - Linkedin Profile

Exploration of Storytelling as a Knowledge Sharing Method

Ms. Farirai Dube, is an Assistant Lecturer and Master’s Candidate in the Department of Information Science, at the University of Pretoria and presented a poster at the iSchool student symposium in 2022 and has been invited to present at the ASIS&T global conference in 2022. Ms Farirai's research interests are in knowledge management, organisational culture and competitive intelligence.

Mercy G Kgosidialwa 

Registration Manager, Engineers Registration Board Botswana - Linkedin Profile

Critical Thinking Skills in Tertiary Education in Botswana

Mercy Kgosidialwa is the Registration Manager at Engineers Registration Board Botswana, which is a regulator of the enginering profession. Her role entails developing and implementing information and knowledge management strategies for the organisaton. She holds an additional portfolio of publicity and marketing and is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the portfolio.

Mmakgabo Maheya

Team Leader, SABS - Linkedin Profile

Factors influencing knowledge management and sharing in the public sector for improvement of service delivery

Mmakgabo has completed Master in KM, currently studying PhD in Innovation Management. Working as team leader in the standards development, represented various committee inter alia ICT, Telecommunications, Security and Resilience, QMS, Conformity Assessment, Geographic Systems in the international arena. Involved in many researches such Internet of things and GIS.

Pearl Maponya

Executive member, City of Tshwane - Linkedin Profile

Knowledge continuity and knowledge loss risk assessment: key aspects when harvesting knowledge from employees close to retirement

Pearl Maponya is currently the Director – Knowledge Management at the City of Tshwane where she is responsible for institutionalization and mainstreaming of knowledge management across the municipality. She has conceptualized and implemented various knowledge management programmes and interventions at a municipal and provincial level. She previously worked as a Manager for Knowledge Management at the former Gauteng Shared Services Department and now called Gauteng E-Government. Pearl also lectured and supervised master’s students within Information Studies Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Prof Kingo Mchombu 

Advisor: Chairman and Governing Council - Linkedin Profile

Exploring the importance of coordinating the building of capacity in knowledge management for the sustainable development of SADC countries?

Prof Mchombu works at IUM as Advisor to Chairman and Governing Council. He holds Information Sciences degrees:  PhD, MA, PGDPLIS, and BA Political Science. He has conducted research in Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania and Ethiopia. He has KM4Dev & NIDA membership.

Anika Meyer

Lecturer, University of Pretoria - Linkedin Profile

Exploring the value of "Third Space, Information Sharing, and Participatory Design" for the KMSA community

Anika Meyer is a Lecturer and PhD student in the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria. She has presented at national and international conferences (e.g. ISCI and EAHIL). In 2021, she co-authored a book with Preben Hansen and Ina Fourie, titled: Third Space, Information Sharing and Participatory Design.

Damian Sakoor

Knowledge Manager, Auditor-General South Africa - Linkedin Profile

Knowledge management needs a revolution

Damian is a knowledge professional with 6 years of experience in developing and implementing knowledge management (KM) strategies with a focus on the use of collaboration tools to facilitate knowledge sharing. He has worked in the private public sector in South Africa including collaborating with global teams to implement KM strategies.

Adv Anirood Singh

Advocate of the High Court; Counsellor-at-Law - Linkedin Profile

Knowledge development, management, and co-ordination for efficient legislative drafting and parliamentary oversight

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and Counsellor-at-Law since 1999. He is a published author and former editor and peer-review consultant. He practises in the fields of constitutional, public, and contract law, with specialisation in local government, based on his experiences as a civil engineer and urban development practitioner.

Prof Hanlie Smuts

Associate Professor and Head of Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria - Linkedin Profile

Feeding a knowledge-intensive society

Dr Hanlie Smuts is an associate professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria since 2017. Her lecturing and research role focuses on IT and the organisation, with particular emphasis on Society 5.0, digital transformation, big data management, artificial intelligence and knowledge management. Dr Smuts has published several papers and book chapters in her field of study. She is also the deputy chair of the Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) board.

Hein Spingies

Manager: Knowledge Management, RAF - Linkedin Profile

Innovation and knowledge management

Hein, with more than 25 years of experience is currently employed by the Road Accident Fund as the Manager: Knowledge Management.  He is also a part-time lecturer for STADIO Higher Education.  Previous employers, amongst others include the National Research Foundation, Independent Development Trust, IBM South Africa, Price Waterhouse Coopers and the SABC.  He actively participates in various online communities and have also advised international mining houses on the establishment of Adult Learning and Information Centres.   

Emlyn Stone

KM and business performance

An experience agent of change agent and value creator within the Energy, Telecommunication and Financial Services industries. I am currently heading up the business development for aYo's South Africa MicroInsurance agenda. Looking forward to making a meaningful difference to underserved South African lives and livelihoods, creating some disruption a long the way.

Mandy Wiener

Journalist & Author - Linkedin Profile

A Country Worth Fighting For

Mandy Wiener is one of the country's best known and most credible journalists and authors. She currently hosts the Midday Report on 702 and writes a weekly column for News24.

With a BA degree from Rand Afrikaans University (now UJ), Mandy launched her career at RAU Radio before interning at the 702 traffic desk and screening listeners' calls in the middle of the night. She then became a news reporter at Eyewitness News and after being held at gunpoint on her first story, she did not look back. 
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KMSA Chairperson’s Award

​KMSA Chairperson’s Award - Submissions now closed for 2022

KMSA is excited to announce the Chairperson’s Award. The KMSA Chairperson’s Award is aimed to honour individuals and/or organisations that have contributed meaningfully towards the development and appreciation of Knowledge Management as a practice at both organizational and/or sectoral level. 

The award nominee should demonstrate leadership in the implementation of knowledge management practices and processes, realizing measurable business benefits.
  • The following criteria will be used to select a suitable candidate for the award: The candidate must have worked in knowledge management with established evidence to prove years of practice in the field; 
  • Significant contribution and or support of KMSA and champions KMSA’s vision, goals and programmes;
  • Leadership in influencing change or new directions to benefit Knowledge Management and KMSA; 
  • Enable, support and encourage cooperation and partnerships that benefits Knowledge Management and KMSA.
Individuals and/or organizations are encouraged to submit their nominations using the link below to complete the required information.

Submissions are now closed for 2022