Professor Irene Govender

Prof Irene Govender
Professor Irene Govender
M Block, M130 1st floor
Information Systems and Technology


Irene Govender (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Information systems and Technology, and an NRF-rated researcher in the field of computing. Her research interests are interdisciplinary involving a niche area of OOP programming, technology for teaching and learning, and ICT4D. More recent interests are Big Data Analytics. She has published widely in scholarly journals, and attended and delivered conference papers internationally. She has taught a range of modules including Research methodology for IS &T, Advanced Systems Design, Networking and Security for information systems and more recently Mobile and Personal information Systems.

She is, and has been the Academic Leader for Information Systems and Technology for the past five years. Served as reviewer for a number of NRF committees, as well as over 10 international journals and conference proceedings. Served as Moderator of BSc (honors) degree program (at local accredited colleges) offered by London Metropolitan University in the UK and part of the review panel for Ghana BEd programme. Has been chief examiner for matric senior certificate for Computer Studies (presently known as IT) for a number of years. She believes that teaching and learning is a partnership. Serves as external examiner for several national and international universities.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Computing)
  • MSc (Computer Science)
  • BSc Hons (Computer Science)
  • BSc (Computer Science and Mathematics)
  • JSED

Professional Qualifications

  • Teaching Diploma

Professional Bodies

  • ACM
  • IEEE

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary research involving a niche area of OOP programming
  • technology for teaching and learning and ICT4D
  • More recent interests are Big Data Analytics

Recent Publications and Papers


  • (2019) – Dynamic Street Parking Space Using Memetic Algorithm for Optimization. Smart Urban Development. (DOI: 10.5772/ Intechopen.86010) IntechOpen Publishers.
  • (2018) A generic self- evolving multi-agent defense approach against cyber attacks in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (pp. 165-181). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-15225- 763-1.ch006 ) IGI Publishers.

Journal articles

  • (2018) Use of Blackboard Learning Management System: an empirical study of staff behaviour at a South African university. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018, 14(7), 3069-3082. (2018). An empirical investigation of factors influencing integrated e‐Government implementation in Nigeria: A case of housing and urban development agency. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 84(1), 1-13.
  • (2017) Using UTAUT to Study Students’ Acceptance of Technology: Evidence From Three Mozambican Schools. Ponte – International Journal of Sciences and Research, 73(10), 173-186.