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Engineering educator

Tshilidzi Marwala, South African engineering educator. Executive committee South African Council of Automation and Control, Johannesburg, 2004; Member of Institute Directors in South Africa (correspondent).


Marwala, Tshilidzi was born on July 27, 1971 in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa. Son of Regina Khathutshelo and Alpheus Shavhani Marwala.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1995. Master of Engineering, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 2000.

Postgraduate, Harvard University.


Project engineer Council for Science and Industrial Research, Johannesburg, 1995. Post-doctoral associate Imperial College, University London, 2000—2001. Assistant executive technical director SABMiller plc, Johannesburg, 2001—2003.

Director Dzinet Investment Holdings, 2002—2003. Associate professor University Witwatersrand, since 2003, Carl and Emily Fuchs professor system engineering, since 2006. Extraordinary professor University Pretoria, South Africa, 2003.

Managing executive Marwala Consulting, Johannesburg, since 2003. Director City Power Johannesburg Ltd., Johanesburg, South Africa, since 2003, National Advisory Council Innovation, South Africa, since 2004, State Information Technology Agency Proprietary, since 2005, Statistics South Africa, since 2005. Indiana consultant Grintek Ltd., Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, since 2003.

Consultant Eskom Ltd., Johannesburg, since 2004, ARMSCOR, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 2004. Board directors Enterprise Outsourcing Holding (Pty) Ltd. Deputy chair Limpopo Business Support Agency, since 2006.

Visiting fellow Harvard University, since 2006.


Executive committee South African Council of Automation and Control, Johannesburg, 2004. Member of Institute Directors in South Africa (correspondent).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, public speaking.


Life partner Jabulile Vusiswa Manana. 1 child Nhlonipho Khathutshelo.

Regina Khathutshelo

Alpheus Shavhani Marwala

Nhlonipho Khathutshelo Marwala