Dr Charley Lewis (Ph D, M Comm) is an
independent analyst, researcher and educator. His skills and
expertise cover a wide range of competencies within the broad
field of ICT policy and regulation, including:
Dr Lewis's career includes roles as an academic and researcher, trade union IT manager and policy representative, information systems analyst and developer, high school teacher. His PhD thesis recently received the 'Doctoral Award 2018' from the SA Association of Political Studies in "recognition of excellence in written work at the doctoral level".
Dr Lewis has written and published papers, articles in refereed journals, as well as several book chapters. He is well-known as an ICT expert with extensive experience and exposure, not only in South Africa, but across the continent. He has experience in interacting at many levels, from the shopfloor to executive level, from citizen to Minister, across many stakeholder sectors, including private companies, the public sector and NGOs..
Dr Lewis has extensive teaching and lecturing experience. As a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand he managed and taught both professional development and academic courses to ICT regulators, policy-makers and industry practitioners. He has also conducted training sessions, lectures and seminars in a wide range of mainly African countries: Burkina Faso, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda.
Dr Lewis was recently appointed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies to serve on the Ministerial Task Team on Post Covid-19 Economic Response Strategy. He was also served on South Africa’s national ICT Policy Review Panel from 2012 to 2015, and holds memberships for: SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition; the SA Communications Forum; Internet Society SA.