Bongani Nhlanhla Cyril Kenneth Mkhize

Degree Held

  • M.Ed, B.Ed (Hons), B Paed, FDE, PhD (UKZN)


  • Employed as a permanent lecturer in the School of Education, UKZN since September 2014.  Responsibilities have included: Lecturing and coordinating ELMP Honours modules; Masters research dissertations and Honours IRP supervision.
  • Previously employed as Deputy Principal; HOD; and Educator in KZN Secondary Schools.


  • Recently completed PhD
  • Completed master’s degree in 2012.

Research Interests

  • Educational leadership, management and policy

Teaching Interests

  • Educational leadership, management and policy






  • Mtshali Samukelisiwe Maureen: Transforming schools into professional learning communities (PLCS): perspectives from 5 primary school principals who completed ACE in Uthungulu District
  • Zondo Dumisani: Complexities of leading and managing curriculum in rural secondary schools
  • Yasmeen Malik: Exploring secondary school teachers’ perspectives of women leadership

Community Involvement

  • 15th EMASA 2014 in Johannesburg:  Instructional leadership practices of secondary school principals in multiple deprived contexts in KwaZulu-Natal: a multiple case study.
  • 16th  EMASA 2015 in Durban: Instructional Leadership in Schools faced with multiple deprivations: Creating and Sustaining Conditions for Improved Teaching and Learning
  • 17th  EMASA 2016 in Cape Town: Instructional leadership that works in multiple-deprived school contexts: Lessons from successful school principals
  • SAERA 2015 in Bloemfontein: Creating conditions for improved teaching and learning