School of Education

JL Dube Chair

Prof. Relebohile Moletsane

JL Dube Chair: Rural Education

Position Professor and John Langalibalele Dube Chair in Rural Education
Cluster Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management  
Discipline Education and Development
Phone 031 260 3023
Office Address   S513/516

About Relebohile Moletsane

Relebohile Moletsane is Professor and the John Langalibalele Dube Chair in Rural Education in the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Her areas of research include, rural education, gender and education, sexual and reproductive health education, girlhood studies and girls education in Southern African contexts. She is co-editor (with Barbara Pini and Martin Mills) of Education and the Global Rural: Feminist perspectives. London: Routledge. She is the Co-PI (with Claudia Mitchell, McGill University) on the Networks for Change and Wellbeing project (Networks for Change and Well being (

The project uses participatory visual methodologies, including photo-voice, participatory video (cellphilm), digital storytelling and drawing to address sexual violence with girls in rural KwaZulu-Natal. She was a 2014 Echidna Global Scholar at Brookings Institutions’ Centre for Universal Education, where she completed a research report: The Need for Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Education to Address Barriers to Girls’ Educational Outcomes in South Africa. Washington, DC: Centre for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution.