Facilitator: Dr Andrew Kaniki has for the last 19 years been an Executive Director at the National Research Foundation (NRF). In his role as Executive Director for Knowledge Advancement and Support, he was responsible for supporting and advancing knowledge in all fields through funding; and managed the national and international, bi-and multilateral funded research programmes. Prior to joining the NRF he was Professor of Information Science at the then University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu Natal), he was an NRF C-Rated researcher, and between 2000 and 2002 was Pro-Vice Chancellor and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the same university. He also taught at the University of Zambia and worked as a Science Information Specialist at Carnegie-Mellon University, USA.


Target Group: This workshop is aimed at researchers both emerging and even established researcher, to explore and understand the nature of “predatory” publishing and journals, how to identify the predatory practices and consequently protect one’s publishing career.


Background: In recent years there have been a surge of predatory publishing and practices. This workshop will address the following themes:

  • What is predatory publishing?
  • Identifying predatory publishers
  • Practical tools for filtering predatory publishers
  • Impact on South African Institutions and Authors


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

28 August 2023


To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed. 

Please note: Only 15 participants can be accommodated at this workshop


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie