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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape


New Dwolatzsky

Research associate

Emeritus Professor, School of Electrical and Information Engineering

University of Witwatersrand

Prof Barry Dwolatzky  


Research niche/s

Research Associate – Labour Law 4.0 niche |


South African ICT sector

Bio in brief

Barry Dwolatzky is an Emeritus Professor in Wits University’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering. He is passionate about the South African ICT sector and has spent most of the past 25 years educating experts, carrying out research and driving initiatives that aim to nurture and grow this critical part of the economy.

He launched the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University in 2005 and since 2014 has been the driving force behind the establishment of the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

In recognition of his contribution to the South African IT industry Barry Dwolatzky was named the joint winner of the ‘South African IT Personality of the Year” in 2013 and received an award for ‘Distinguished Service to IT’ from the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) in 2016. Also in 2016 Wits University presented him with the ‘Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Citizenship’.


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