Peterlia Ramutsheli

Peterlia MashamaiteMs Peterlia Ramutsheli is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) which is a professional qualification awarded to her by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Academically, she has a Masters’ Degree in Internal Auditing obtained through the University of Pretoria. Her journey at the University of South Africa (UNISA) commenced during the year 2010 when she was appointed as a Director within the Internal Audit Department. Her main role in this position was to, amongst others, review the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, risk management, and governance processes of UNISA. Peterlia is currently a Director: Institutional Information Office (IIO) which is the privacy office of UNISA. She leads a project responsible for converting UNISA processes and systems to ensure that they comply with the conditions of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Prior to joining UNISA, Peterlia worked for organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Multichoice SA, Adcorp Holdings, Road Accident Fund, the former Department of Minerals and Energy and Department of Justice. The key recent highlight is that Peterlia co-authored together with Prof D Singh a research paper titled “Realising the Rights and Recognizing Risks of Student Data Privacy Rules in an ODL University” which will be presented at the 26th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference taking place on 14 to 16 October 2015. This research paper highlights risks pertaining to improper use of student data, rights of students as prescribed by various legislation as well as the best practices which Universities could consider implementing to mitigate identified risks.