I am currently a project manager at the Shuttleworth Foundation, in charge of the Siyavula project, where I co-ordinate the development of a comprehensive set of Open Educational Resources (OER) supporting the South African National Curriculum. This relies on the development of communities to create and support the OERs as well as the provision of platforms for development. I believe in the liberation of information and supporting education in South Africa. Along with Sam Halliday, I co-founded the Free High School Science Texts (FHSST) project which launched in 2002.
I have a PhD in physics from the University of Cape Town and conducted my research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California on the results from the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
My blog highlights the progress on the Siyavula project and contains thoughts on the OER space as well as life in general.