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Dr Solly Marutha

Nickname: 'Sojaman'

Senior Lecturer at University of South Africa


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Tzaneen South Africa

Dr Marutha was born and raised at Ga-Sekgopo, Tzaneen, South Africa and now completed PhD (DLIT ET PHIL) degree in Information Science with the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is currently a member of the South African Society of Archivists where he also serve as a Provincial representative for Limpopo province of South Africa. His field of work is specialised with management of records, information, knowledge, library services and scientific research.

Contact details

O: (012) 429 6709

M: 081 728 0706


Web presence

Business Address

Preller St, Pretoria, South Africa, 0002


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Senior Lecturer | Information Science | UNISA - University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | September 2017 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Teaching and learning, research and innovation, community engagement and academic citizenship


SASA Provincial Representative | Archives and records management professionals within Limpopo Province | South African Society of Archivists
Polokwane, South Africa | 2013 - present

Other

Market the society in terms of affiliation, membership and conference attendance. Ensure effective collaboration and networking among archives and records management professionals.


Secretary | Master's and Doctorates students Research Forum | University of South Africa (UNISA) Limpopo Region
Polokwane, South Africa | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Facilitating and coordinating Master's and Doctorates students research needs.


Previous Position(s)

Online Tutor (e-Tutor) | Information Science | University of South Africa (UNISA)
Pretoria, South Africa | February 2013 - August 2017

Academia, Education and Training

Tutoring students using UNISA online webpage system


Manager | Records Management | Limpopo Department of Health
Polokwane, South Africa | 2012 - August 2017

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Manage Sub-Divisions Personnel record management provincially at all levels including hospitals, districts and vertical programs


Secretary | Research Committee, St. Ritas Regional Hospital | Limpopo Department of Health
GLEN COWIE, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Facilitating the committee responsible for research studies needs analysis and recommendation for approval in the hospital


Chairperson, Policy Committee | St. Ritas Regional Hospital | Limpopo Department of Health
GLEN COWIE, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Coordination of policy development and implementation committee


Manager | Information and Records Management | St.Ritas Regional Hospital
GLEN COWIE, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Manage Sub-Divisions record management , Information Management and Information Technology (IT) and Information System (IS) and Patient Administration


Manager | Beneficiary Maintanance Records Management | South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)
Bloemfontein, South Africa | 2008 - 2011

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Manage Record Management Division in the Free State Regional office, Bloemfontein.


Deputy Manger | Information and Records Management | Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development, Voortrekker Hospital
Polokwane, South Africa | 2005 - 2008

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Manage Sub-Divisions Record Management , Information Management and Information Technology (IT) and Information System (IS) at Voortrekker Hospital.


Library Technician (Contract) | Library and Information Services | Monash University South Africa (Branch of Australia)
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2004 - 2004

Academia, Education and Training

Acqusition, Cataloguing, Circulatiobn and Literature Searches.


Senior Librarian (contract) | Library and Information Services | Palmer Development Group (PDG)
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2004 - 2004

Consulting and Project Management

Establishing, developing, organizing and managing the library for the company,


Librarian -Cataloguing and Acquisition( contract) | Library and Information Services | Vaal University of Technology
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa | 2004 - 2004

Academia, Education and Training

Cataloguing all information sources such as books, serials, audio-visual and monographs using Innopac, SABINET, OCLC systems, WorldCat, and CatMe using MARC 21[bibliographic formats standards] Coding, AACR2 2002 Revision, DDC21, LCSH.


Departmental Librarian | Library Services | Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
Polokwane, South Africa | 2004 - 2005

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Establishing, developing, organizing and managing the library for the department,


Librarian and information Specialist (contract) | Library and Information Services | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Pretoria, South Africa | 2003 - 2004

Other

Cataloguing, circulation and literature searches


Tutor (Student Assistant) | Department of Information Studies | University of the North (now University of Limpopo)
Polokwane/ Turfloop , South Africa | 2001 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

Tutoring and lecturing for Bachelor of Information Studies level 1, 2 and Higher Diploma


Student Library Assistant (part time) | Library and Information Services | University of the North Library
Polokwane Turfloop, South Africa | 2001 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

Circulation, interlending, literature searches, attend to clients enquiries, filing and shelvereading


Students Mentor | Academic Development Office | University of the North
Polokwane Turfloop, South Africa | 2001 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

Mentoring and Counseling students, Orientating University first entering students, Attending students’ social and Academic problems, Motivating and Coordinating study groups for first entering students


Data Processor (Part-time) | Financial Aid Office | University of the North
Polokwane Turfloop, South Africa | 2001 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training

General office Administration, Data capturing and processing, Switchboard operation and attending to students enquiries,

Educational history

Secondary

Kgolakaleleme High School, Ga- Sekgopo, Tzaneen, South Africa (1995)

Tertiary

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa | 2014 - 2014

Advanced Archives and Records management - CERTIFICATE

Passed with Distinction 94 percent

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa | 2013 - September 2016

Doctor of Information Science (PhD) - Information Science

Research study topic: A framework to embed medical records management into the healthcare service delivery in the Limpopo Province of South Africa

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2010 - 2010

Intermediate Archive and Record management - CERTIFICATE

Passed with distinction 78 percent

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2009 - 2009

Financial management for Non-Financial managers - CERTIFICATE

Passed with Distinction 80 percent

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Pretoria, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Master of Information Science (MInf) - MASTERS DEGREE

Completed in record time (3 years)

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2005

Basic Archive and Record management - CERTIFICATE

University of the North (Now University of Limpopo)

Polokwane, South Africa | 2001 - 2001

Bachelor of Information Studies - HONOURS DEGREE

Passed with 2 distinctions

University of the North (Now University of Limpopo)

Polokwane Turfloop, South Africa | 1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Information Studies - 4 YEARS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

Passed with 6 distinctions

Achievements

Awards

TOP Student Mentor Award | 2001

University of the North

Criminology 100 Student of the year award | 1998

University of the North, awarded by Criminological Society of South Africa (CRIMSA).

Information studies 200 Meritorious award | 1999

University of the North

Information studies 300 Meritorious award | 2000

University of the North

Information Studies 400 Best Student Award | 2001

University of the North

media exposure

TURF FM | 2001

National Library week and World book day talk show

Competitive Accomplishments

Criminology 100 Best Student i South Africa | Criminology 100 Student of the year in South Africa (CRIMSA) | 1998

Student who scored or achieved more marks out of the entire students of Criminology 100 in South Africa

Information Studies 200 Best Student | Information Studies 200 Student of the year | 1999

The student who achieve or score more marks out of the entire class of Information studies 200 (second year)

Information Studies 300 Best Student | Information Studies 300 Student of the year | 2000

The student who achieve or score more marks out of the entire class of Information studies 300 (third year)

Information studies 400 best student | Information Studies 400 Student of the year | 2001

The student who achieve or score more marks out of the entire class of Information studies 400 (final year)

Top Student Mentor | Student Mentor of the year | 2001

Most caring and initiative mentor for students academic improvement, mentor with most satisfied, confident and academically achieving mentees

Academic Achievements

Two distinctions for BInf Honours degree | 2003

University of Limpopo ( the North)

Six (6) distinctions for BInf degree | 2002

University of Limpopo (the North)

Master's degree Bursary award | 2011

University of South Africa (UNISA) 2009-2011

Honours Degree Bursary award | 2002

University of the North

Fourth year Binf Degree Bursary Award | 2001

South African Institute of Race Relations

Other Achievements

Journal publication | 2017

Marutha, N.S. and Ngoepe, M. (2017) The role of medical records in the provision of public healthcare services in the Limpopo province of South Africa, South African Journal of Information Management 19(1)

Book Publication | 2013

Records management in the South African public health sector: Practice, challenges, developments and needs. Dudweiler Landstr: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG& Co. KG

Paper presented at UNISA Library Week | 2013

Marutha, NS. (2013). Library as a centre of self-education and wisdom: are we effectively utilising it? Paper read at the South African Library Week (SALW).: Theme educate yourself@your library. UNISA, Polokwane. 16-23 March.

Paper presented at the African Renaissance through Libraries conference | 2001

Marutha, NS, Khadambi, V and Dikotla, MA. (2001). African renaissance through library, Paper read at the African Renaissance through Libraries conference, Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Annual National conference, Caesars Convention Centre, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 24 to 28 September.

Paper presented at the Revitalizing and creating a vibrant library world in the 21st century | 2002

Marutha, NS. and Lamola M.H. (2002). Challenges facing South Africa’s rural information needs in the 21st century. Paper read at the Revitalizing and creating a vibrant library world in the 21st century, Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), Annual National Conference, Port Elizabeth, 30 October to 4 September.

Paper presented at the Library and Information Management Africa Conference | 2006

Marutha, NS. (2006). Using information as a cornerstone for a proper management and improvement of the library services as an institution. Paper read at the Library and Information Management Africa Conference, Melrose Advanced Professional trainingJohannesburg Sandton Hilton Hotel, 25-27 October.

Paper presented at the Africa Library and Information Management Conference | 2007

Marutha, NS. (2007). Management information system: a route towards the improvement, development and success of the library as an institution. Paper read at the Africa Library and Information Management Conference, Melrose Advanced Professional Training, Johannesburg, Rosebank, 7-9 February.

Paper presented at the Information and Records Management Indaba | 2007

Marutha, NS. (2007). Using information as a cornerstone for a proper management and improvement of the Hospital services as an institution. Paper read at the Information and Records Management Indaba, Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development, Polokwane, the Ranch Protea Hotel, 20-22 February.

Paper presented at the Second Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM) Conference | 2008

Marutha, NS. (2008). Records management, how? Paper read at the Second Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM) Conference, Poussière d’étoiles Professional Conference, Polokwane, the Ranch Protea Hotel, 6-8 May.

Paper presented at the Records keeping and Data management conference | 2010

Marutha, NS. and Ngulube, P. (2010). Proper records management: a foundation for business success, accountability and compliance. Paper read at the Records keeping and Data management conference, Profounder intelligence Professional Training, Johannesburg Sandton, Ceder Park Hotel, 28-30 July.

Masters research proposal presented at UNISA Student Symposium | 2010

Marutha, NS. (2010). Records management in support of service delivery in the public health sector of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Masters research proposal read at UNISA Student Symposium, UNISA Department of Information Science, Pretoria, 20 August.

Paper presented at Archival conference on guarding against collective amnesia: Is there a role for records and archives? | 2011

Marutha, NS. and Ngulube, P. (2011). Records management for business operation in South Africa: a mandate or choice? Paper presented at Archival conference on guarding against collective amnesia: Is there a role for records and archives? South African Society of Archivist (SASA) and, University of South Africa Sunnyside Campus, Pretoria, 14 - 15 July.

Paper presented at Archival conference on Archiving and Digital continuity in the context of E-Government in Sub-Sahara Africa | 2012

Marutha, NS. and Ngulube, P. (2012). Electronic records management in the public health sector of Limpopo province, South Africa. Paper read at Archival conference on Archiving and Digital continuity in the context of E-Government in Sub-Sahara Africa. South African Society of Archivist (SASA) and University of South Africa, Pretoria, 11 - 13 July.

Paper presented at the Records Management Indaba | 2012

Marutha, N.S. (2012). Management of records as a collective responsibility: safety, security and issues throughout its life span. Paper read at the Records Management Indaba, Limpopo Department of Health, Polokwane, 15 - 16 August.

Journal article | 2012

Marutha, N.S. and Ngulube, P. (2012). Electronic records management in the public health sector of Limpopo province, South Africa. Journal of the South African Society of Archivists, Vol.45:39-67.

Activities

Memberships

South African Society of Archivist (SASA)

Limpopo Provincial Representative, RSA, July 2013 - present

The Society of South African Archivists (SASA) is a professional association representing those working in archives and records management in South Africa.

SASA has been in existence since 1960. Its overarching objective is the development of archival science and the promotion of the archival profession in South Africa. SASA seeks to represent and support practitioners of all fields of archival and records management work and its membership is further open to anyone who has an interest in archives and records management.

SASA seeks to perform the role common to professional associations, such as providing a forum for the sharing of professional expertise; laying down professional standards of performance; representing concerns of members to outside organizations; and protecting the interests of the profession. In practice SASA achieves these objectives through inter alia the publication of a professional journal, the maintenance of a website, the holding of conferences, the development of regional branches, participation in the development of professional and training standards; and the provision of input on relevant matters. In April 2009, SASA's new National Committee was elected by the membership for a two-year term of office. The new Committee is actively engaged in a number of initiatives aimed at revitalising SASA and the profession.

Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)

member, 1999 - present

The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) was launched on 10 July 1997. LIASA is a professional non-profit organisation, uniting and representing all institutions and people working in libraries and information services in South Africa. It strives to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field into an organisation that provides dynamic leadership in transforming, developing and sustaining library and information services for all people in South Africa. LIASA's membership consists of individuals interested in or working in libraries and information services and institutions or organisations that maintain or are interested in libraries and information services. The Association is divided into 10 branches that reside in each province in the country, with two based in Gauteng. The Association is governed by a Representative Council elected by its members. An Executive Committee consisting of elected officials is mandated by the Council to implement its policies and programmes.

South African Society of Arvivists (SASA)

Member, 2011 - present

The Society of South African Archivists (SASA) is a professional association representing those working in archives and records management in South Africa.

SASA has been in existence since 1960. Its overarching objective is the development of archival science and the promotion of the archival profession in South Africa. SASA seeks to represent and support practitioners of all fields of archival and records management work and its membership is further open to anyone who has an interest in archives and records management.

SASA seeks to perform the role common to professional associations, such as providing a forum for the sharing of professional expertise; laying down professional standards of performance; representing concerns of members to outside organizations; and protecting the interests of the profession. In practice SASA achieves these objectives through inter alia the publication of a professional journal, the maintenance of a website, the holding of conferences, the development of regional branches, participation in the development of professional and training standards; and the provision of input on relevant matters. In April 2009, SASA's new National Committee was elected by the membership for a two-year term of office. The new Committee is actively engaged in a number of initiatives aimed at revitalising SASA and the profession.

community

University of the North

Society of Library and Information Science Students (UNINSOLISS) General Secretary, 2001 - 2001

University of the North

Psychology 300 Students Representative , 2000 - 2000

University of the North

AIDS Awareness Club (UNAAC) Peer educator, 2001 - 2001

University of the North

Lillian Ngoyi (MBF) House Students Resident Residents Representative , 1999 - 1999

University of the North

Society of Library and Information Science Students (UNINSOLISS) Chief Executive Advisor, 2002 - 2002

Other Activities

SEKGOPO VILLAGE

Volunterily initiated Community Library project for the Community, 2005 - present

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