Bio: Prof. Jacques du Plessis

Founding Partner, OneAfrica University

Prof. Jaques Du Plessis

School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Co-Founder, Disruptive Technologies Lab, SOIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA)

Academia Research:

  • Sustainable Smart Cities - Servant Leadership - Disruptive Technologies - Futurist of High Ed Design - Genealogy
  • Past president of the National Council of Less-Commonly Taught Languages
  • President: Association for Genealogy Educators and Schools
  • Board Member: South African Academy of Science and Art

Prof. Du Plessis's Favorite Quotes from the late former Czech Pr. Vaclav Havel's inaugural address:

  1. 1. Our main enemy today is our own bad traits: indifference to the common good, vanity, personal ambition, selfishness, and rivalry. The main struggle will have to be fought on this field.
  2. 2. The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment. We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought. We learned not to believe in anything, to ignore each other, to care only about ourselves. Concepts such as love, friendship, compassion, humility, or forgiveness lost their depth and dimensions, and for many of us they represented only psychological peculiarities, or they resembled gone-astray greetings from ancient times, a little ridiculous in the era of computers and spaceships.