PhD Candidate Presents Paper at Conference
PhD candidate, Mr Emanuel Matlala, attended and presented a paper at the 9th Annual International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS) 2018.
The conference was held at Fancourt, Western Cape, under the theme: Advancing Inter-disciplinary and Multi-disciplinary studies on Social Sciences. The conference - which brought together a wide audience of academics, policy makers and practitioners around clearly circumscribed topics - focused on disciplines such as information studies, Economics, Business as well as corporate and public governance. More than 161 presenters and invited speakers from all continents attended the gathering.
The conference began with keynote addresses and continued with interactive panel discussions, presentations and briefings. It concluded with a set of presentations of real-world cases describing new and noteworthy initiatives relevant to the conference theme, specifically on global social welfare.
Matlala presented a paper titled:The Role of the Legal Deposit Library in Bridging Digital Divide: A Case study of Bessie Head (Msunduzi) library in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal under the session of Information Systems Themes. Matlala said the conference provided him with valuable learning exposure. ‘I was very pleased with my conference and I learned new solutions and best practice strategies that can be implemented in the organisations. In addition, I gained valuable experience that couldn’t be obtained anywhere else. The networking experience was very beneficial. I was able to speak with several industry experts who provided tips and useful information for my research and academic activities,’ said Matlala.
He thanked his family for making it possible for him to attend the conference by covering all necessary expenses. ‘Also, many thanks should go to my friends for their full support and advice,’ he added.
Words: Motsamayi Mathodi