Charles Lewis

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Independent Consultant
Charley Lewis ICT

Charley Lewis is an independent ICT consultant and trainer.  His areas of expertise include:  ICT policy formulation and evaluation, ICT sector regulation, universal access and service, statistics and indicators, and consumer protection.

Until very recently Charley was a senior lecturer and researcher at the LINK Centre, School of Literature, Language and Media, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he co-ordinated and lectured on both master’s degree and certificate programmes in ICT policy and regulation.  

He has lectured and presented widely, on a number of ICT policy, regulation and development issues.  He has completed projects, drafted policies and undertaken research in a number of areas, including universal access and service, consumer protection, quality of service, the Internet and business process outsourcing.  He has published a number of papers, articles in refereed journals, as well as several book chapters.  

A former high school teacher and computer programmer, Charley was subsequently Head of IT at the Congress of South African Trade Unions, where he was responsible for ICT policy interaction, was webmaster of its highly acclaimed web site, managed COSATU’s IT support function, and represented organised labour in a range of ICT forums, processes and activities.  

Charley holds a Master of Commerce degree in the Management of Information Systems from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently a PhD Candidate, researching universal access and service in South Africa.  

He is also a member of the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, and was appointed by the Minister of Communications to serve on South Africa’s national ICT Policy Review Panel.