Professor Sybert Mutereko

Professor Sybert Mutereko
AL: Public Governance, Associate Professor
M Block, 223 1st floor
Public Governance


Professor Sybert Mutereko is an Associate Professor of Public Governance and the Academic Leader of Public Governance at the School of Management, IT and Governance. He Acted as the Dean and Head of School of the School of Management, IT and Governance.

Professor Mutereko holds a Doctoral degree in Policy and Development Studies and a Master’s degree in Policy and Development Studies both earned from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

He previously served as a post-doctoral scholar in a South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) funded Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) project where he investigated employability and curriculum responsiveness in post-school education in South Africa. Such work led to the development of a Manual for Managing Curriculum Responsiveness in TVET Colleges – Prepared for the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Professor Mutereko has presented policy workshops to senior managers in local government, political parties and higher education. He has mentored and graduated many students doing postgraduate research from honours to doctoral level. He has authored academic articles in areas such as public administration, skills development, post-secondary education, disaster risk management, performance management, bureaucratic accountability, and curriculum responsiveness. With his wealth of experience in both basic and higher education policy, his research interests are in public administration, local government, public policy, policy implementation and evaluation, education policy, education management, and vocational education.

Professor Mutereko’s current research focuses on the supply and demand dynamics of the public sector labour market. He is currently leading two research projects commissioned by the South African Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) on shared services and wasted recycling and re-use.

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Policy and Development Studies

Research Interests

  • Public sector human capacity development

Publications and Papers

  • Mutereko S (2019) “Accountability through Continuous CPD: Perceptions of Educators in UMgungundlovu District, South Africa” International Journal of Business and Management Studies Vol 11, No 1, ISSN: 1309-8047 (Online).
  • Zamisa A & Mutereko S (2019) The role of traditional leadership in disaster management and disaster risk governance: A case of Ugu district municipality bylaws, Journal: Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, ISSN: 1996-1421, E-ISSN: 2072-845X