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Petrus H Potgieter

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Contact details

Department of Decision Sciences : University of South Africa

(Lefapha la Disaense tsa Tshweetso / Departement Besluitkunde)

Personal homepage: www.potgieter.org

Blog: www.cyphafrica.com

E-mail: php@member.ams.org,  potgiph@unisa.ac.za

Fax: +27 11 507 8008, +1 206 337 9505

Telephone: +27 82 772 7990 (RSA), +61 3 9018 6799 (Australia), +1 206 337 9505 (USA, voicemail only)

Skype: phpotgieter




Petrus H Potgieter is Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at the University of South Africa and a mathematician by training (PhD, University of Pretoria, 1996). He teaches telecommunications regulation for the Department of Communication Science at the same university and has a keen interest in telecommunication economics as well as regulatory issues and has supervised several graduate students in the area. During 2009 he was called to testify at the South African Parliament on interconnection issues and also writes a weblog CyphAfrica.com on general telecommunications and technology issues, with a focus on Africa and South Africa. Further, he is a member of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa and of the editorial board of the journal Telecommunications Policy as well as being a regular reviewer for other journals, including in computer science, and assisting the INSPIRE foresight programme on  the Northern Cape Information Society Strategy. In 2008 he was elected to the South African Academy for Science and Arts (in Afrikaans: Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns). Petrus is a member of the South African team in the International Media Concentration project of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.



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