Dr Anwar Vahed

Director: DIRISA

Sthembiso Mkhwanazi

Senior Project Manager

May Maile

Senior Software Developer

Claude Fortune

Systems Administrator

Xolani Nkosi

Project Co-ordinator

Ntswiki Rampyapedi

Senior System Administrator

Dr Nobubele Angel Shozi

Data Stewardship Manager

Millicent Bambo

Group Assistant

Hlawulani Sibisi

Senior Software Developer

Kgwadi Matenche

Senior Cybersecurity Specialist

Ntlharhi Baloyi

Software Developer

Gundo Ligudu

Software Developer

Likhona Ngxolashe

Software Developer


The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) promotes, enables, and coordinates a data intensive research ecosystem in support of national science and strategic priorities. This is accomplished through several key objectives, including the provision of a robust and advanced national data infrastructure and services, the promotion of sound data stewardship practices and the development of expertise in data management and data intensive research.

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