Johannes Cronjé is the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He started his career as a schoolmaster at Pretoria oys High School, then became a lecturer in communication at Pretoria Technikon, and later a professor of Computers in Education at the University of Pretoria.
He holds two masters degrees and a doctorate from the Unviersity of Pretoria, and was visiting professor at universities in Norway, Finland, Sudan and Ethiopia. He has supervised more than 70 Masters and 38 doctoral students and has published more than 40 academic articles and chapters in books.
He is married to Franci and they have three children and a dog.
Johannes Cronjé was born in Davenport Iowa in 1959 when his parents were there doing more than just studying.
At the age of eight months he persuaded his parents to return to South Africa where he attended an Afrikaans primary school and then Pretoria Boys High School where he matriculated in 1976.
Following this he enrolled at the University of Pretoria where he obtainend the BA majoring in Afrikaans, English and Anthropology, the BA honours as well as a Teachers’ diploma before reporting for military service at the Infantry School, Oudtshoorn. During his second year of national service he completed an MA in Afrikaans literature while serving on the Angolan border.
He then taught English and Afrikaans at Pretoria Boys High until 1986 when he was appointed lecturer in Language Communication at Technikon Pretoria. He taught a student population ranging from secretaries, dental assistants and managers through to engineers and journalists. During this time he was involved in several programmes involving intercultural communication, in both the formal educational sector and in the service industry.
He obtained a Doctorate in Afrikaans Literature in 1990 and then a Masters Degree in Computer-Assisted Education from the University of Pretoria. From 1994 to 2007 he was a professor of computers in education with the University of Pretoria. Currently he is the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has also been visiting professor at Sudan University of Science and Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Joensuu, Finland, and the University of Bergen, Norway.
He has supervised 65 Masters and 38 Doctoral students and published more than 35 research papers.
His hobbies include public speaking, road running, and playing the CD Player