University of South Africa, Department of Information Science
Prof Ngoako Solomon Marutha is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He teaches research, information and knowledge governance for honours, and archival principles and practice for postgraduate programme. He also supervises over 20 masters and doctoral studies. Prof Marutha serves in different university committees, including being a chairperson for Research and Innovation Committee. He also serves as a representative for UNISA department of Information Science in the International Council of Archives (ICA). He is an ICA Regular Member of Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV). He is a member of the International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA-SUV). He is a member of the South African Society of Archivists and serve in the National Executive committee. He is an editor in Chief for the Journal of the South African Society of Archivists. He is a Review Editor for Frontiers in Research Metrics and analytics journal. He presented several conference papers and published more articles. Prof Marutha also serve as external examiner for several universities in South Africa (include UCT, UL, Forth hare, UKZN, DUT, UNAB) and also review articles for publication in several national and international journals. His research interest includes knowledge, archives, and records management, especially on patients and hospital records, electronic records, cloud computing, Blockchain technology, enterprise content management, big data management and police case records security. The other field of his interest includes library management and marketing as well as Open Distance electronic learning (ODeL). His professional industry background includes working as an information and records manager at Voortrekker hospital, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), St. Rita’s Hospital and Limpopo Provincial Department of Health. He also worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Palmer Development Group (PDG), and Vaal University of technology (VUT), Monash University and Limpopo Department of Sports, Arts and Culture as a Librarian. He holds Bachelor of Information studies and Bachelor of Information Studies honour from University of the North (UNIN)-now known as University of Limpopo (UL), Master of Information Science and Doctor of literature and philosophy from University of South Africa (UNISA).