Ronny Mabokela

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Ronny's Biography

Mr Ronny Mabokela holds an MSc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Limpopo. Mr Mabokela has vast industry experience, having worked for Telkom and Vodacom South Africa. He was one of the remarkable team that established the formation of high-speed fibre-based internet.

He contributed to the successful development of Vodacom internal systems, API integrations and business process automation. He received numerous awards, including being an exceptional performer in both Telkom & Vodacom and seconds prize award of research excellence at University of Limpopo (2013).

He became a session chair and peer reviewer of the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) and International Conference on Computing and Communications Technologies (ICCT) in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He has presented his work on numerous platforms including International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies (SLTU) in Russia. He has a keen research interest to broadband network services, computational linguistics, natural language processing, speech technologies and machine learning.

A hackathon host, he is dedicated to his work and is always up to help fellow young people. Ronny is currently PhD candidate, a lecturer, Acting deputy HOD of the department of AIS at the University of Johannesburg. He has also judged and mentored several hackathons. He loves sharing knowledge in and out of the class room.

Favourite Quote


Dear South African Geeks,

Be the best you can be. Let's push.

- Ronny Mabokela

Ronny's Work

  • Natural Language Processing as part of his PhD thesis

    Technopreneurship Centre development

    Mthatha 4IR EXPO

    Gauteng Dataquest

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