Lulama Mbatha

Degrees Held

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UKZN 2022
  • Master of Education, UKZN 2004
  • Higher Education Diploma, UNISA, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Natal,1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Natal 1991

Research Interests

  • Governance and leadership in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training Colleges.
  • Change Management
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Talent Management

Teaching Interests

  • Adult Education
  • Community Education
  • Diversity and inclusivity
  • Change Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching Practicum.
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Collaborative and Participatory learning
  • Project Management
  • Process Mapping
  • Systems Management

Community Involvement

  • (2020), Academic Support programme. This is an initiative by the Adult Education discipline for students who do not have computer, writing, and analytical skills within the Master’s programme.
  • (2020), KZN HRDC Standing Committee. The committee responds to the human resource development challenges in the KZN Province.
  • 2019), Esayidi TVET College. As council members and ministerial appointees, our role is to provide oversight that will ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements and to implement sound governance principles in carrying out the objectives of the College.
  • (2019), Mangosuthu University of Technology. Council and Senate member. Council provides oversight over the institution’s affairs. Senate provides academic planning and development.
  • 2018), African Confederation of National Associations of Savings and Credit Cooperatives Societies (ACCOSCA). ACCOSCA is a Pan- African Confederation that offers hybrid training programmes intending to enhance professional competencies to run effective cooperatives in Africa.
  • (2009), Skills and Education in the City. The project aimed to foster collaboration with all institutions of higher education in the uMgungundlovu region to develop the city’s HRD strategy.

Teaching Expertise

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Adult and Community Education and Training Teaching
  • Technical Vocational Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment and Moderation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Academic Writing Support
  • Project Management

Student Supervision