Mario Marais

Principal researcher at CSIR (Meraka)

Interests

Contact me

@mmarais

mmarais (at) csir.co.za

Work

Papers presented

Thinking about Sustainable Development: Engaging with societal and ecological concepts . M A Marais, in J Steyn, W Chigona, K Sewchurran, R Matavire, L Mimbi (eds), Proceedings of the 4th International IDIA Development Informatics Conference: Exploring Success and Failure in Development Informatics: Innovation, Research and Practice, 3-5 November 2010, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference CD. Published by the School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa. November 2010. ISBN - 978-0-620-47590-7 Available at developmentinformatics or handle


Digital Doorway: Social-technical innovation for high-needs communities . L Stillman, M Herselman, M Marais, M Pitse Boshomane, P Plantinga,S Walton, in J Steyn, W Chigona, K Sewchurran, R Matavire, L Mimbi (eds), Proceedings of the 4th International IDIA Development Informatics Conference: Exploring Success and Failure in Development Informatics: Innovation, Research and Practice, 3-5 November 2010, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference CD. Published by the School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa. November 2010. ISBN - 978-0-620-47590-7 Available at handle


Applying the Digital Doorway design research model in facilitating skills transfer in rural communities . M E Herselman, R Smith, K Gush, G Cambridge, A Botha, M A Marais, in J Steyn, W Chigona, K Sewchurran, R Matavire, L Mimbi (eds), Proceedings of the 4th International IDIA Development Informatics Conference: Exploring Success and Failure in Development Informatics: Innovation, Research and Practice, 3-5 November 2010, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference CD. Published by the School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa. November 2010. ISBN - 978-0-620-47590-7 Available at handle


Outcome Mapping as methodology to monitor and evaluate Community Informatics projects: A case study . M Herselman, U du Buisson, M Marais, M Pitse-Boshomane, K Roux, in Stillman, L. and Gomez, R. (eds), Proceedings of the 7th Prato CIRN-DIAC Community Informatics Conference 2010: Tales of the Unexpected: Vision and Reality in Community Informatics, 27-29 October, Monash Centre, Prato Italy. Conference CD. Published by the Centre for Community Networking Research, Caulfield School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Caulfield East Australia 3045. 2010. ISBN 978-0-9581058-8-0. Available at researchgate


Applying living lab methodology to enhance skills in innovation . M Herselman, M Marais and M Pitse-Boshomane, M 2010. Proceedings of the eSkills Summit 2010. Cape Town, 26-28 July 2010, pp 7. Available at handle


Establishing a living lab network in Southern Africa . M E Herselman, M A Marais, M Pitse Boshomane and K Roux, in J Steyn, P Plantinga, A van der Vyver (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference:Digitally Empowering Communities: Learning from Development Informatics Practice, 28-30 October 2009, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Conference CD. Published by the School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa. October 2009. ISBN 978-0-620-45037-9.


The Multiple Perspectives Approach as a framework to analyse social systems in a developing country context . M Turpin, J Phahlamohlaka, M Marais, pp 353-366, in E Byrne, B Nicholson and F Salem (eds), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries: Assessing the Contribution of ICT to Development Goals, 26-28 May 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Conference CD. Published by the Dubai School of Government and the International Federation for Information Processing. May 2009. pp 353-366. ISBN 978-0-903808-05-7. Available at handle


Catalysing innovation: the promise of the Living Lab Approach in South Africa . M Pitse Boshomane, M A Marais, C Morris, K Roux, J FJ Janse van Rensburg, M E Herselman, A Makan and I Mulder, in Stillman, L. and Johanson, G. (eds), Proceedings of the 5th Prato Community Informatics & Development Informatics Conference 2008: ICTs for Social Inclusion: What is the Reality?, 27 October-30 October, Monash Centre, Prato Italy. Conference CD. Published by the Centre for Community Networking Research, Caulfield School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Caulfield East Australia 3045. December 2008. ISBN 978-0-9581058-4-2. Available at handle


TekkiKids – Experiences in implementing technology clubs in a South African context . M A Marais, M Duveskog and N Dlodlo, the 3rd International Conference on eLearning, ICEL 2008, June 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference Proceedings ISBN: 978-1-906638-05-4 cd. Available at handle


Merging real life experiences with technical knowledge in a playful manner: a case in e-Inclusion . C I Sedano, A Botha, M Marais and E Sutinen, the 3rd International Conference on eLearning, ICEL 2008, June 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference Proceedings ISBN: 978-1-906638-05-4 cd.


Developing a systems analysis framework for the National Poverty Alleviation System . M A Marais, M Turpin, M Modise, Leanne Scott, M Saidi and I A Meyer, Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) and Operations Research Practice in Africa (ORPA) joint annual conference 2007, 11-13 September 2007, Cape Town, South Africa. Available at handle


A systems approach to poverty reduction indicators . I A Meyer and M A Marais, Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) and Operations Research Practice in Africa (ORPA) joint annual conference 2007, 11-13 September 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.


Applying a systems analysis framework in a community context . L Scott, M Saidi and M A Marais, Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) and Operations Research Practice in Africa (ORPA) joint annual conference 2007, 11-13 September 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.


TekkiKids: Technology Clubs for children . M Duveskog and M A Marais. Lecture at the Effective Computing in Schools Course held by SSir Computer Training, 14 to 16 May 2007, Cornwall Hill College, Centurion, South Africa.


TekkiKids: Technology Clubs for children . M A Marais, A C Smith and M Duveskog, Meraka Innovate Conference, 18-20 April 2007, Pretoria, South Africa. Available at handle


Electronic Business Survey on South African Tour Operators . P Verhoest, (TNO-ICT & DISC), T James, M A Marais and L van Audenhove, in IST-Africa 2006 Conference Proceedings, P Cunningham and M Cunningham (Eds), published by IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2006, ISBN: 1-905824-01-7. Available at ist-africa and at handle


State of logistics: research priorities for sustained improvement. E van Dyk, H W Ittmann, M A Marais and I A Meyer, 28th Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition, Sun City, South Africa, June 4-7, 2006, pp 18. Available at handle


Using SCM and SCOR in managing GIS products . P Schmitz, M A Marais and A de la Rey, CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006, pp 1. Available at handle


The Use Of Supply Chain Management To Plan And Manage Large Or Data Intensive GIS Projects . P Schmitz, M A Marais and A de la Rey, in Beyond Talk – Geo-Information working for Africa, conference proceedings of the AfricaGIS 2005 conference held in Tshwane, South Africa, 31 October to 4 November 2005. ISBN 1-920-01710-0


Using SCM and SCOR in Managing GIS Products . P Schmitz, M A Marais and A de la Rey, 27th SAPICS Annual Conference: Supply Chains in Rhythm, Sun City, South Africa, 5 to 8 June 2005. ISBN 1-920-01713-5


Applying the “new science of networks” to supply chains: Examples from the SA Clothing Industry presented at the First International Conference in the Eastern Africa Region on Operations Research and Development for Africa (ORDA-1), Kenya, September 2003 (co-author Isabel Meyer); and at the Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), Pretoria, September 2003


Models of Decision-Making: Theory and Practice (with Marita Turpin as lead author) , Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), Pretoria, September 2003


Progress report: using SCOR to develop appropriate supply chain metrics for Iscor, Supply Chain World Conference, Magaliesburg, August 2003


Business Intelligence systems and decision-making, RAU conference at SAS, Johannesburg, April 2003


Information Concepts in the Science-Religion Dialogue, South African Science and Religion Forum, UNISA, Pretoria, 12-13 September 2002.


What KM means to Business Intelligence – How will it impact? KM Conference, Johannesburg March 2002


Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, guest lecture given to GIBS MBA students, Johannesburg, March 2001

Publications

Book Chapters:

Isabel Meyer and Mario Marais (2008). The strategic context of organisational restructuring, in The business of restructuring , Dinse, A. (ed), pp 7 – 30, published by Van Zyl, Rudd & Associates, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-9584254-8-3.


G A Maree, D J Roux and M A Marais (2006). Below the surface of conscious patterns using narrative to characterise the culture of innovation at a leading R&D organisation, in Real-Life Knowledge Management: Lessons from the Field , Kazi, A.S and Wolf P. (eds), pp 103- 129, published by KnowledgeBoard in collaboration with VTT. ISBN 952-5004-72-4. Available online at Knowledgeboard and at handle


Research Publications:

A H Naudé, E N Ralehoko, IA Meyer and MA Marais (2007). Small Business Development Perspective in Logistics in Ittmann, HW, The Third Annual State of Logistics Survey for South Africa: Implementing Logistics Strategies in a Developing Economy, CSIR, 2007 (ISBN 978-0-7988-5567-9). Available at handle


H W Ittmann, I A Meyer, M A Marais, C de Jager, F E van Dyk, E L Maspero, E N Ralehoko, A Tndlazi (2005). The Second Annual State of Logistics Survey for South Africa: Defining research priorities for developmental logistics, CSIR, 2005 (ISBN 0-7988-5559-2). Available at handle


F E van Dyk, M A Marais, A H Naudé, I A Meyer, R Koen, E N Ralehoko, L Ramokgopa, H W Ittmann, W J Pienaar, J H Havenga, I E Hobbs, F J Botes and C G Jacobs (2005). First State of Logistics Survey for South Africa 2004: The case for measurement and revitalisation of basic logistics infrastructure in our dual economy. 40p. Available at handle


Articles:

O Hietanen, D Lefutso, Marais M, N Munga, BTaute, M Nyewe and T D Semwayo (2011). How to create national foresight culture and capacity: Case study South Africa. Ekonomiaz, 76(1), 144-185.


F E van Dyk, H W Ittmann, M A Marais, I A Meyer and E L Maspero (2008). The State of Logistics: Research Priorities for Sustained Improvement. South African Journal of Transportation and Supply Change Management, November 2008, 93-106.


P Verhoest, T James, M A Marais and L van Audenhove (2007). E-Tourism: A survey of E-Business among South African tour operators. The Southern African Jourmal of Information and Communication, issue 8, 172- 185. Available at wits.ac.za


M Turpin and M A Marais (2004). Decision-Making: Theory and Practice. ORiON, 20(2), 143–160.


M A Marais (2001). The use of information concepts in the dialogue between science and theology. MTh dissertation, UNISA.


R Thavar, M A Marais, F N Mundell and L T Olivier (1993). Development of a millimetre wave Gunn diode: OMVPE growth and characterisation. South African Journal of Physics , 16(1/2), 41-45.


W E Meyer, F D Auret, G Myburg, W O Barnard, M A Marais and R Thavar (1993). Optimisation of capacitance-voltage measurements for the measurement of carrier density depth profiles. South African Journal of Physics , 16(1/2), 62-66.


K H Chang, C P Lee, J S Wu, D G Liu, D C Liou, M H Wang, L J Chen and M A Marais (1991). Precise determination of aluminum content in AlGaAs. Journal of Applied Physics, 70(9), 4877-4882


M E Lee, J A A Engelbrecht, A J Willis and M A Marais (1990). The electrical characterization of n-GaAs by infrared spectroscopy. South African Journal of Physics , 13(2), 120-123.


A P Botha, H J Strydom and M A Marais (1988). Application of Quantitative SIMS to Determine the Influence of Impurities on the Electrical Properties of Mercury Cadmium Telluride. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research , B35, 420-422.


M A Marais, H J Strydom, J H Basson, D E C Rogers and H Booyens (1988). Correlation between carrier concentration in Hg 0.8Cd 0.2 Te and chlorine density as determined by SIMS. Journal of Crystal Growth , 88, 391-396.


A J Willis and M A Marais (1985). Deduction of semiconductor parameters from the frequency dependence of free carrier reflectivity. Physica Status Solidi (a) , 90, K193.


C M Demanet, J E Lowther and M A Marais (1985) Implication of X-ray photoelectron intensities for a layer model of GaAs surface. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena , 35, 203-209.


C M Demanet and M A Marais (1985). A multilayer model for GaAs oxides formed at room temperature in air as deduced from an XPS analysis.Surface and Interface Analysis , 7 (1), 13-16.


Patents

R C Atkins, M A Marais, H van Zyl Smit. Enhanced Identification System , European Patent Application, no. 02024117.0-2210, Filed 14 May 1998.


M J C March, M H Carson, G J Gouws, M A Marais, T M Hudson. Attaching an Electronic Circuit to a Substrate , US Patent 5,566,441, October 22, 1996.


Courses Presented

I A Meyer and M A Marais. Case studies presented as part of the University of Cape Town MSc Course, OR in Development, September 2005, September 2006 and September 2007.


M Turpin and M A Marais.  Part-time lecturers responsible for the Knowledge Technologies Module of the Tshwane University of Technology’s Master’s in Business Information Systems, 2005 and 2006.