Dr Jantjies holds a PHD in computer science and has held various strategic positions in the
technology field. She has previously held leadership roles as Head of Department of
Information Systems departments at North West University and Western Cape University.
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 personnel
in the digital era.
Working with UN Women and Mozilla foundation, she founded an organization, Peo Ya
Phetogo, which runs various STEM programmes to ensure that young South Africans take up
technology as a business or career. The non profit organization 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 international awards.
Aspen New Voices Fellow
World Economic Forum Young Global leaders
Member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
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).