School of Management, IT and Governance

Professor Betty Mubangizi

Full Professor

Telephone: 031 260 3557
Email: Mubangizib@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: M Block, 239 2nd Floor
Discipline: Public Governance

Biography

Professor Betty Mubangizi is an NRF-rated researcher and currently holds the DST/NRF Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods within the School of Management, ITand Governance at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Previously, Professor Mubangizi served the University of KwaZulu-Natal as Dean of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies; as College Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management and as the Dean and Head of the School of Management, IT and Governance.
She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) based at the University of Bergen in Norway. She is the managing Editor of the African Journal of Governance and Development and served as Guest Editor of the Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. She has successfully supervised many Doctoral and Masters Students and serves as external examiner for several universities. Prof Mubangizi’s research is fundamentally informed by her strong views on social justice, community based solutions to social issues and the institutional set up – with its contribution (or lack thereof) to sustainable livelihoods. In this regard, she has published widely in both local and international journals- with over 50 publications to date.

Academic Qualifications
  • B. Sc. Agriculture – Makerere University (1987)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education – University of South Africa (1991)
  • M. Sc. Agricultural (Rural) Development – University of London (1997)
  • Doctor of Public Administration – University of KwaZulu-Natal (2005)
Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education – University of South Africa (1991)
  • Outcomes Based Assessment – ETDP SETA (2006)
  • Moderation of Outcomes Based Assessment – ETDP SETA (2008)
  • Certificate in Pro-Poor Market Access – Wageningen University (2011)
  • Certificate in Governance and Rural Decentralisation – Wageningen University (2013)
  • Certificate in Advanced Leadership Development HEQF Level 8 – UKZN (2015)
Professional Bodies
  • SAAPAM
Research Interests
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Public service delivery
  • Management and administration of rural development
  • Participatory research methods
Recent Publications and Papers

Chapter(s)

  • Mwesigwa, D and Mubangizi, BC. 2019. The contributions of the youth livelihood programme to youth empowerment in Hoima district, Uganda. International Journal of Business Management Studies. Vol.11 (1). 2019
  • Mubangizi, BC and Mwesigwa, D. 2018. Implementation of the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructural Development for a Smart Municipality: A Survey Of Hoima Municipality. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 32 (2). 65-86
  • Mubangizi, BC & Mwesigwa, D. 2017. Migration and Public Service Delivery: The Status Quo and Policy Responses in Sending and Receiving Countries In Magidimisha, H. H., Khalema, N. E., Chipungu, L., Chirimambowa, T. C., & Chimedza, T. L. (Eds.). (2017). Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa. Springer. pp 53-73
  • Kampire, P and Mubangizi, BC. 2016 Gender Relations and Child Food Security Implications for Uganda’s Nutrition Policy. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 30 (2). 213-228.
  • Mchunu, N & Theron, F & Mubangizi, BC. 2016. Developmental local government and good governance at grassroots. In Theron, F and Mchunu, N (Eds). Development, Change Agent Facilitation at Grassroots. Van Schaick. Pp149-186
  • Mubangizi, BC. 2016. Development Management for Vision 2030 – exploring the implementation of the National Development Plan from grassroots. In Theron, F and Mchunu, N (Eds). Development, Change Agent Facilitation at Grassroots. Van Schaick. Pp187-207