School of Education

Pinkie Mthembu


Pinkie Mthembu
Dr. Pinkie Mthembu

Discipline Education and Development

Contact Number 031-260-8177

Contact Number ALT.033-260-6095

Campus Edgewood Campus, Pietermaritzburg Campus

Office Address Room 27, Ellen Khuzwayo Building

Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD in Educational Leadership Management and Policy


  • I have been a Mathematics and Engineering Graphics and Design High school Teacher. I am currently teaching at Honours and Masters level

Research Interests

  • Educational Leadership
  • Education District Leadership
  • Mathematics Education
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Teacher Professional Development

Teaching Interests

  • I teach Honours module: Leading and Managing Change in Education, Introduction to Educational Leadership and Management, Leading and Managing People in Education. I also teach Research Proposal Development at a Masters level

Selected Publications


  • I supervise various postgraduate students at the Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels in the discipline of Educational Leadership Management and Policy
  • I work with a rural district in KwaZulu-Natal, wherein I support the district office in implementing their strategies to support schools. I also lead a multidisciplinary research project, working with Mathematics Education Discipline. In this project, we have partnered with the Amajuba District office in their pursuit of improving Grade 8 and 9 Maths teachers’ pedagogical practice in the district. I have also conducted several workshops for principals, school management teams, district officials and provincial office administrators in Gauteng Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Northern Cape education departments on educational leadership and management issues.