Administrative Staff
Mrs . Nomandla  Nkayitshana
Mrs . Nomandla Nkayitshana
Position: Programme Administrator: Political & Conflict Studies (Post Graduate Programmes)
Department: Political and Governmental Studies
Room: 0610
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1378
Fax: 041 504 1378
Email: Nomandla.Nkayitshana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA degree (UDW) BA Sociology Honours NMMU

Academic Staff
Nomalanga Mkhize
Nomalanga Mkhize
Position: Associate Professor (Post-Graduate Co-Ordinator)
Department: Sociology & Anthropology (incorporating History)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 5044083
Fax: 27 41 5044276
Email: nomalanga.mkhize@mandela.ac.za
Expertise: Land and Agrarian questions, 19th Century South African History, Gender and Language, Youth Subcultures

Mr Ntsikelelo Breakfast
Ntsikelelo Breakfast
Position: Senior lecturer
Department: History and Political Studies
Room:  0609 (South Campus)
Location: South Campus
Phone:  0415044258
Email: Ntsikelelo.Breakfast2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications:  BAdmin (Political Studies), BA Honours (Political Science), M.A (Political Science), PhD
Expertise: Political development, Sociology of Development and Development Studies, Conflict Management and Resolution, Political Economy, Strategic and Security Studies, SA’s Local Government, Political Theory and Sociology of Race.
Responsibilities: Teaching, curriculum design and development, supervision of post-graduate students, publishing and academic engagement

Ongama Mtimka
Mr Ongama Mtimka
Position: Next Generation Initiative Scholar (PhD Candidate and Lecturer)
Department: Political and Governmental Studies
Room: 1_0145
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0415044819
Fax: 0866553235
Email: ongama.mtimka2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MPhil SA Politics and Political Economy
Expertise: Political Economy - Industrial Development, Local Government, Community Development & Entrepreneurship
Responsibilities: Lecturing

Giovanni Poggi
Giovanni Poggi
Position: Lecturer / Researcher
Department: History and Political Studies
Room: Main Building , Floor 6, Room 7
Location: South Campus
Email: giovanni.poggi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA International Studies; BA Hons Political Science; MA Political Science
Expertise: African politics; political philosophy and ideology; democratisation studies; comparative politics; developmental political economy; inclusive citizenship
Responsibilities: Lecturing at undergraduate & postgraduate levels; research and research supervision; undergraduate programme coordinator; events and seminar coordination; social media and website management

Ms. Danielle Barnes
Ms. Danielle Barnes
Position: Lecturer: South Campus
Department: Political and Governmental Studies
Room: 0608
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1192
Email: Danielle.Barnes@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: M.Phil South African Politics and Political Economy
Expertise: South African politics and political economy, international relations, racial stereotypes
Responsibilities: Lecturer: South Campus

Prof Phakama Ntshongwana
Prof Phakama Ntshongwana
Position: Professor (Social Policy): South Campus
Department: History and Political Studies
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1247
Fax: 27 41 504 1368
Email: Phakama.Ntshongwana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DPhil Social Policy
Expertise: Policy Analyst

Dikeledi Mokoena
Dikeledi Mokoena
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: History and Political Studies
Room: 605
Location: South Campus
Email: Dikeledi.Mokoena@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Wits University) Honors in Politics (Wits University) MA Political Studies (Wits Univerisity) Certificate in African Political Economy (UNISA)
Expertise: Feminisms, Gender and Women's Studies, Political Economy (Feminist, Decolonial and African Theories), Political Leadership in Africa, Regional Integration, Philosophy in Africa
Responsibilities: Teaching, Research and Postgraduate supervision
My site: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8106-9373

Vusumuzi Kumalo
Dr Vusumuzi Kumalo
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Arts
Room: 0606
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4514
Fax: 041 504 4514
Email: Vusumuzi.Kumalo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: My research explores struggles for African economic independence, along with struggles for African independent education through time and space, I am also involved in land restitution matters.
Responsibilities: Teaching
My site: https://africasacountry.com/2021/08/the-exilic-geographies-of-the-south