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Prof. Andrew M. Kaniki

(Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS))

Prof. Andrew M. Kaniki is the Executive Director: Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS), National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa. The Directorate is responsible for supporting and advancing knowledge in all fields through funding. Prior to joining the NRF he was Professor of Information Science at the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu Natal), and between 2000 and 2002 he was Pro-Vice Chancellor and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the same university. He taught for several years at the University of Zambia, and worked as an Information Science Specialist at Carnegie – Mellon University (USA).

He holds PhD (Pittsburgh, USA), MS (Illinois, U-C. USA) in Information Science, and BA (Zambia) degrees. He has attended a number of management and executive development programmes, including the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Development programme. He has published and presented several scholarly and peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and conference papers in information and knowledge management; higher education and research management. Prof. Kaniki has supervised doctorate and master theses and dissertations.


A higher education and Research expert, he is a member of the University of Zululand Council, has served as member and Chairperson of the South Africa’s National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS) 2015 – 2018; President of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) 2003 – 2005; member of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) 2004 – 2007; the Higher Education Quality Committee – (HEQC) 2012 – March 2018; Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET Task Team of Higher Education for development of the National Plan for Post-School Education and Training (2017); and Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) Research output evaluation panel 2006 – 2013. Prof. Kaniki has also served as a panellist on the Mail and Guardian Annual Greening the Future Awards 2013-16.