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Professor of Practice, North-West University

Robert Nkuna is the Director-General of the Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in the Presidency of South Africa. He joined the department after serving in the same position in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services for four years.

He has a wealth of experience in public administration, communication and policy development. His vast leadership experience dates back to his days as a student activist and advisory roles in government. He served as an advisor to the Ministries of Telecommunications, Transport & Energy in the Republic of South Africa. Between 2006 and 2010, he was a councillor at the communications regulator - the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. He also served on various boards including South African Post Office and the Media Development & Diversity Agency.

He holds a Master’s degree and is currently pursuing his PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, focusing on the regulation of administered prices in Infrastructure and utility industries.