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Driven by a Passion for Teaching

Driven by a Passion for Teaching

His love, commitment and passion for teaching students and making them understand concepts and theories, is what drives DUT Journalism Lecturer, Mutombo Isaiah Badienzele.

Badienzele joined the DUT family earlier this year and currently lectures BTech Journalism students. He teaches Development Theories, Reporting Africa and Business Journalism.

Previously, Badienzele has worked as a consultant in development planning. He has excellent knowledge of legislations guiding planning, local government processes and experience in providing spatial economics and technical information to all stakeholders, including other spheres of government. An avid researcher, Badienzele has also assisted in research papers and conferences. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning as well as two other degrees in Trade and Economics.

The part-time lecturer from the DRC is currently gearing towards studying for his PhD. He is passionate about becoming an academic, dedicating a lot of his studies in subjects such as economics and development – and he aims to empower his students to always strive to achieve their best. “I want to give back to students what I have learnt about economics, development and planning. My aim is to contribute as much as I can to nation building in South Africa and to participate in the formation of intellectuals in South Africa and Africa at large,” he said.

Badienzele has also been part of the Conduct Research on the State of the World’s Cities 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as the Africa Planning Conference in 2012. “My economics, development and planning skills and knowledge will contribute to the empowering of students,” he said.

– Waheeda Peters

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