Dr M Holmner

Dr M Holmner

BA (UP) BA (Hons)(UP) MA (UP) D(Phil)(UP)


Senior Lecturer


E-mail: [email protected]
Office: IT-building 6-43
Telephone: +27 12 420 5215
Fax: +27 12 362 5181


Office hours

Mondays:  10h00 - 12h00
Wednesdays:  10h00 - 12h00  



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Dr Holmner obtained a BA degree from the University of Pretoria in 1995, and a BA (Hons) Information Science (cum laude) in 1997. This was followed in 1999 by an MA Information Science (cum laude) from the same institution. Dr Holmner completed her D (Phil) in 2008 with the title A critical analysis of information and knowledge societies with specific reference to the interaction between local and global knowledge systems. Dr Holmner joined the Department in 1996 and has been lecturing in the department for the past 14 years. During this time she delivered numerous conference papers covering aspects such as ICT for development and bridging the digital divide. Dr Holmner is a qualified Microsoft-certified Professional and is the departmental representative for the marketing committee of the School of Information Technology.

Research areas
  • ICT for development
  • Information ethics
  • Indigenous knowledge

  • Holmner, M & Britz, JJ. 2001. Electronic mail ethics: A technological perspective. South African Journal of Library and Information Science. 67(20)
  • P.M. Alexander, H.H. Lotriet, M.C. Matthee, H. Twinomurinzi, M. Holmner, V. Pieterse, D. Jordaan, S. Naidoo. 2009.Factors affecting career choice: Comparison between students from computer and other disciplines. Computers in Human Behaviour. Awaiting publication information.
  • Holmner, M. & Britz, J.J. 2010. The road less traveled: A critical reflection on infrastructure development in Africa from a perspective of the new economics of information. Mousaion: Submitted.

Papers delivered

  • Holmner, M.A. 2000. The design and implementation of the Youth Technology Network (YTECH). YTECH International Planning Conference. Santon, South Africa, March 2000.
  • Holmner, M.A. 2000. Techno-ethical issues of electronic mail. DISSAnet Conference. Pretoria, South Africa, October 2000.
  • Holmner, M.A, & Sonnekus, I. 2002. The development of a Web-based career guidance programme incorporating indigenous knowledge systems. SCECSAL 2002. Caesars Gauteng, South Africa
  • Holmner, M.A, & Sonnekus, I. 2003. A web-based career guidance programme to enhance indigenous and local knowledge systems of careers. 21st ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education. Hong Kong. 1-5 June, 2003.
  • Holmner, M.A & Snyman, M. 2006. Utilising Information Communication Technologies for Development in South Africa: The centre approach. XVIth World Congress of the International Socialogical Association. Durban, South Africa, 23 - 29 July 2006.
  • Holmner, M.A & Snyman, M. 2006. The centre approach as a way to bridge the digital divide on a technological level in South Africa.ProLISSA Conference. Pretoria, November 2006.
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