Robert was appointed councillor in 2006 effective until 2010. Previously he was senior manager: media relations at the ministry of communications, responsible for media relations during the development of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act, the amendment to the Broadcasting, Telecommunica- tions and the Postal Services Acts. He has also served as general manager: corporate communications at the SA Post Of�ce, acting as the of�cial spokesperson for the state-owned enterprise, and as deputy director: policy at the Government Communications and Information System. Robert was also involved in various student and community media leadership positions. In 2005 he completed a master of manage- ment in public and development management, at the University of the Witwatersrand, obtaining a distinc- tion in his research on the application of ICT in local economic development. In 2006 he was accepted to pursue his doctoral studies on ICT policy and regulation at the same university.
Lunch spot: Butcher's Grill, Sandton