Dr Bongani Qwabe

Dr Bongani Qwabe
AL: Research and Higher Degrees, Lecturer
M-Block, M-216A 2nd floor
Public Governance


Dr Qwabe started his academic career in 2000 prior the establishment of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa in 2004. In 2009 he joint the defunct Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) as a Manager of the Local Governance Unit before rejoining the in 2011. Dr Qwabe teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise postgraduate research in the Discipline of Public Governance in the School of Management, IT and Governance of the College of Law and Management. Dr Qwabe also coordinates postgraduates programmes including Honours and Masters full research in the Discipline. Finally, Dr Qwabe has presented at national and international conferences.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Science (UCT)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) (UCT)
  • Master of Public Administration (Cum Laude) (UKZN)
  • Doctor of Administration (UKZN)

Professional Bodies

  • Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM)
  • South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)
  • International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning (T&L) in higher education
  • Project management
  • Rural development

Publications and Papers

  • T. Ngcongo and B. Qwabe. 2016. The South African child support grant and poverty alleviation: A perspective of ward 84 of uMlazi within eThekwini Municipality. Administratio Publica. Vol. 26, No.1, 251-276.
  • B Qwabe. 2013. Realising South Africa’s vision 2030: A capacity-building perspective. Administratio Publica. Vol. 21 No 2
  • BR Qwabe. 2014. The integrated financial management information system in South Africa: A multi-dimension framework – Administratio Publica. Vol. 22 No 3, 186 – 201
  • M. Subban and B Qwabe. 2013. Research and knowledge management in a transforming South Africa – Trends and Analysis. African Journal of Public Affairs. Vol.6 No.3, 54 – 66
  • Z. Mpehle and B Qwabe. 2008. Performance Auditing As Means to Entrench Professional Ethos in the Public Sector: A South African Local Government Perspective. Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 43, No. 3.1,258-270