Stephen Mncube

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Dr Stephen Sipho Mncube was born on 17 October 1940 in Edenvale, Gauteng and matriculated at Rochester, New York. Dr Mncube is a former Manager in the Development Information Business Unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa responsible for mobilizing and providing finance and expertise for infrastructural development in Southern Africa.
Before he was appointed Chairperson of state signal distributor, Sentech, Dr Mncube served as a Chairperson of the National Information Technology Forum for three years. He has also served as a Non Executive Director of Arivia.Kom (Pty) Limited.

He spent most of his life in the USA where he served in various senior research and management positions at universities, public schools, corporations and institutes and at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
He obtained his PhD in Adult Education, MLS, Information and Library Science from Syracuse University in the USA and Bachelor of Science: General Studies from the Rochester University.

Dr Mncube has written extensively on information communication technology and information-related areas (locally and internationally), having authored over 30 publications and documents, poetry, dissertations and position papers.

Dr Mncube is currently serving a Chairperson of the Board of Tasima - the consortium formed in 2002 to manage the five-year National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) project on behalf of the National Department of Transport and the nine provinces. Tasima is a self-contained business unit operating as an independent company.

He was a member of Comtask, the Task Group established by government in 1996 to, among others, review existing government communication policy at national, provincial and local levels; and to review existing government communication structures and facilities at national, provincial and local levels. Dr Mncube also served as Chairman of Technical Task Team on Broadcasting Policy in 1998.

Other activities

Member – Association of Adult and Continuing Education
Member – Advisory Board of the United Nations Development African Futures Programme
Member – African Studies Association

 
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