Zanele Dube-Xaba

Zanele Dube-Xaba

Zanele Dube-Xaba

Degrees Held

  • B Paed, (University of Zululand)
  • Bed Hon, Masters in Education (Ed Psych) (University of Free State)
  • Masters in Education (Leadership and Management) (University of Durban Westville)
  • Masters in Business Administration (Tourism) (Management College of South Africa)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of KwaZulu-Natal)


Research Interests

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Tourism Education
  • Tourism

Teaching Interests

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy related to Tourism and Tourism Education


  • Dube-Xaba, Z.H.W., & Xulu, R.B. (2020). Opportunities and challenges in school-based assessment: Tourism learners’ views. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Volume 6 (3)
  • Mthiyane, N.P., Dube-Xaba, Z.H.W., Kgari-Masondo, C.M. & Khanare, F.P. (2019). (Un) Trapped? Transformative Voices of Four Black Female ‘Novice Academics’ in a South African Higher Education Institution. In C. L. Scott & E. N. Ivala (Eds), Transformation of Higher Education Institutions in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Rouledge
  • Dube-Xaba, Z.H.W., & Makae, M.P. (2018). HODs’ views on their capacity to conduct moderation of School Based Assessment in Tourism. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7 (4)
  • Dube-Xaba, Z.H.W. (2017). Influence of macro-policy factors on decision-making to select Tourism in South African schools: Implications for curriculum relevance. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Volume 6 (3)
  • Dube, Z.H.W. (2014). Conceptions and Misconceptions of Tourism as a Subject in the South African School Curriculum. Alternation 21,1 (2014) 153 – 170


  • Supervising Masters Students

Community Envolvement

  • Umalusi verifier and consultant for NSC/SC Tourism
  • National and Provincial Tourism Expo
  • Working on developing Tourism Educators’ Association