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Stanley Mpofu


Dr. Stanley Mpofu is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of ICT at the University of the Witwatersrand. His work background covers starting as a Lan Administrator at Datavia a Transnet ICT Company through to network Administrator for Arivia.kom (Eskom, Denel and Transnet ICT companies combined) in 8 years. He then left to join Eskom as a Project Manager and rose through the ranks to programme Manager, PMO Manager and as an Executive Band in a Senior Manager Information Management role in 15 years. He then left to join Wits as a CIO in 2017.

Dr Mpofu’s qualifications range from technical (A+, MCSE,) and managerial (Project Management and a Masters in Commerce) then a Ph.D. obtained at Wits in 2010. He is very comfortable with developing and driving Strategy, ICT Leadership, Governance, Ethics, Mentorship and Executive requirements. Wits ICT services more than 37000 students and 6000 staff members across over 400 acres in Parktown and Braamfontein in its five campuses. There is also more than 22 residences and over 35 hospitals that use ICT facilities across the Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. Wits is more than 90 years old and has become a well-known institution worldwide, ranking as one of the top universities in Africa. Wits also has a heritage site in the Cradle of Humankind and is home to a variety of museums, theaters, Institutes and Nobel Prize Laureates. WITS ICT is currently focusing on making the University IT savvy while creating an appropriate Network Infrastructure to allow the future Eco System in the Digital state to operate optimally.