NRF SARChI – Chair Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods

This position which is based in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) is the first of its kind in the history of the College of Law and Management Studies and will see Professor Mubangizi support the capacity of researchers and public administrators to formulate and support effective public administration processes in responding to poverty and social exclusion within the framework of sustainable livelihoods.

Telephone  +27 31 260 3557
Email Mubangizib@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Westville
Building & Room M Block – M209, 2nd Floor
Professor Betty Mubangizi

Biography :

Professor Mubangizi, a full Professor of Public Administration and Governance and an NRF-rated researcher, previously served as the Dean and Head of School the as the Dean and Head of School for the School of Management, IT and Governance and prior that was the College of Law and Management Studies as the Dean of Teaching and Learning.  She also served as the Interim Dean of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies in the College of Humanities from 2015 to 2016.

Professor Mubangizi is the Managing Editor of the African Journal of Governance and
Development and Guest Editor of the Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. She is also a member of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)’s Scientific Committee whose role is to serve as a think tank and support structure which advises CROP in setting a research agenda, as well as knowledge generation and dissemination processes.
Professor Mubangizi brings a wealth of academic experience to this portfolio as she
has been teaching in a tertiary environment for 20 years, has a passion for excellence in teaching and learning underscored by reflective practice, as well as an understanding of the needs of students from various backgrounds. She has successfully supervised many Doctoral and Masters Students and serves as external examiner for several universities.

Appointment Designation:

Full Professor,  NRF SARChI – Chair Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods