Prof Jantjies is a technology expert, researcher and advisor. She holds a PHD in computer science
and has held various strategic positions in the field.
Prof Mmaki Jantjies is also an academic at the University of the Western Cape. She was the 2017 and
2018 South African delegate representative to the W20 digitization group which is a G20 working
group looking at the effect of technology on human personal in the digital era.
Working with UN Women and Mozilla foundation founded an organization, Peo Ya Phetogo, which runs
programmes to ensure that young South Africans take up technology as a business or career. The
went on to start further programmes which develop teachers skills in digital literacy.
She has been recognized for her contribution to the South African technology sector with local and
Aspen New Voices Fellow
Member of the South African Young Academy of Science
Member of the International Mobile Learning Association
Executive peer- reviewer for the International Journal of Education Technology
Member of the W20/G20 women digital inclusion policy development chapter (2017-2018)
Mozilla Foundation 50 people who help make the internet a better place (2016), USA
Runner up for MTN partnership for change women in technology in South Africa (2016)
- • Leadership recognition
- • Outstanding women
- • Community Builder
Mail and Guardian 200 Young South African Leaders (2017)
50 Inspiring Women in technology by CoCreate and the Netherlands Consulate Awards
Ndalo Media Destiny Power 4O Women (2017)
Woman of Stature – Woman in Education nominee 2018
100 Young Nelson Mandela Leaders (2018)
Womandla South African Leading Woman in technology (2019)
Jantjies, M. and Joy, M., 2015.
Mobile enhanced learning in a South African context.
Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(1), pp.308.
Jantjies, M. and Joy, M., 2016.
Lessons learnt from teachers' perspectives on
mobile learning in South Africa with cultural
and linguistic constraints.
South African Journal of Education, 36(3), pp.1-10.
Gombiro, C., Jantjies, M. and Mavetera, N., 2015.
A conceptual framework for detecting financial
crime in mobile money transactions.
Journal of governance and regulation, pp. 727.
Jantjies, M., 2017.
A preliminary study of a digital and web literacy
project for young South African women
IADIS International Conference ICT,
Society and Human Beings, Portugal, pp. 197-201.
Jantjies, M., Moodley, T. and Maart, R., 2018, December.
Experiential learning through virtual and augmented
reality in higher education. In Proceedings of the 2018
International Conference on Education
Management (pp. 42-45).