Sindile Amina Ngubane-Mokiwa

Head of Department for the Institute for Open and Distance Learning at Unisa

Sindile Amina Ngubane-Mokiwa is an Associate Professor and Head of Department for the Institute for Open and Distance Learning at Unisa, which is the largest open and distance learning University in Southern Africa. Sindile’s specialist research is in the field of information and communication technologies, particularly pertaining to disability and accessibility in higher education. She is the former Deputy Director at the Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities and has also served as a specialist in the Curriculum Transformation Unit. Her other distinguished roles have included acting as Deputy Chairperson of Unisa Women’s Forum. Sindile has published academic papers and book chapters as well as presenting at numerous international and national conferences. She currently leads cross-border collaborative research and community engagement projects aimed at empowering vulnerable communities, including people with disabilities, women, children and the elderly. Sindile is currently leading a notable community project titled ‘MarginsToTheCentre,’ which provides support for people on the margins with the aim of creating sustainable and safe communities.