By Kgothatso Monono

Embarking on the journey from an undergraduate student to prominent professor, was truly a web of experiences, challenges and significant milestones for Prof Topside Ehleketani Mathonsi, newly promoted Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.

Prof Mathonsi (35) from the Magomani village, Malamulele in Limpopo, said several key moments marked his journey to becoming a professor and significantly shaped his academic career. “One such experience was my participation in the Innovation Hub (CoachLab@Hub) graduate programme during my undergraduate years. This opportunity ignited my passion for research and also introduced me to the dynamic world of academia,” he said.

Another defining moment was his decision to pursue a Master's degree. During this time, he was privileged to work closely with Prof Paul Kogeda, a renowned expert in Internet of Things (IoT), Fifth generation (5G) and Wireless Communications Systems/Broadband Cellular Networks. Under his guidance, Prof Mathonsi honed his research skills and developed a deeper understanding of the intricate nuances within his chosen discipline.

He believes in the transformative power of education and explained his teaching philosophy - to create a student-centred, inclusive and innovative learning environment. By emphasising practical application, critical thinking and adaptability to technological advances, he aims to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in their academic and professional journeys.

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