Professor Xoliswa Mtose
Vice Chancellor, University of Zululand
Professor Xoliswa Mtose is the Vice Chancellor, University of Zululand. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology, a MPhil, BA(Hons) in African languages, a Higher Diploma in Education, a BA degree, and Harvard University fellowship. Her research focus is on identity, race and post-apartheid blackness.
Prof Mtose started her academic career at Rhodes University in 1996, became Dean at the Faculty of Education at the University of Fort Hare in 2009. In 2013, she moved to the University of Zululand as Dean of the Faculty of Education. Soon afterwards, she was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, later Acting Vice Chancellor and subsequently Vice Chancellor. She has published locally and internationally.
Prof Mogomme Alpheus Masoga
Dean of Arts: University of Zululand
Prof Mogomme Alpheus Masoga is an alumnus of the University of the Free State. His doctoral research was entitled: Dimensions of Oracle-Speech in the Near Eastern, Mediterranean and African Contexts: A Contribution towards African Orality. He has served at senior management level, particularly holding South Africa’s National Research Foundation’s Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Education Research Manager Portfolio. He has also headed the Historical Sciences School at the University of the North, founded the African Renaissance Centre at the University of the North, directed the Research Department of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Religious, Linguistic, Cultural Rights of Communities (CRL Rights Commission), and was the Academic Journal Editor at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). He has been the Research Professor in the School of Human and Social Sciences at both the Universities of Venda and Limpopo and now appointed the Dean of Arts Faculty at the University of Zululand.
Prof Annamaria Campanini
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Professor Annamaria Campanini was elected as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) in 2016 and is now in her second term of office as President. She is a social worker and family therapist, as well as a retired PhD professor at Milano Bicocca University in Milan, Italy.
Prof Campanini was the co-ordinator of the Thematic Network EUSW-European Social Work and President of EASSW. She has taught in many countries worldwide and has served as an international examiner for MA and PhD programs, and as an examiner expert for accreditations in Portugal and for European ESCO projects.
She has authored many publications in several languages, and she serves as an editorial board member of many international social work journals.
Dr Kgomotso Jongman
Dr Kgomotso Jongman trained to become a Catholic priest, taught in a junior school and ultimately became a social worker. He is currently a community practice and youth specialist with the University of Botswana and founder and Managing Director of Jo’speaks. He has a Phd in Social work specializing in youth development. He is widely published both as an academic and as a motivational speaker with key focus on children and youth.
Dr Jongman was the president of the Botswana National Association of Social workers (BONASW) for 4 years (2010-2014), and the Human Rights Commissioner for the International Federation of Social Workers. Dr Jongman is currently the President of the African Association of the Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA) and Regional Vice President of IASSW.
Mrs Langi Malamba
Mrs. Langanane Lucy Catherine Malamba (Langi) is the Registrar of the South African Council for Social Service Professions since 2017, and is notably the 1st Black African female and 5th Registrar of the SACSSP. She obtained a BA(SW) degree from the University of Limpopo, is a UNICAF scholarship recipient, and recently completed her Masters in Business administration with the University of South Wales. Mrs Malamba has 30 years working experience as a social worker, particularly in the fields of gender-based violence prevention, mental health programmes and social messaging using radio and TV drama, and has worked as a training consultant as well as worked with an international NGO in mainstreaming gender, HIV and disability and raising awareness about the deinstitutionalization agenda within child protection services. She is a qualified herbalist and healer. She has served on a number of corporate boards in water & sanitation and health & welfare.