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Pillay Head of Department: Dr Strinivasan S. Pillay (D.Admin :UKZN )
Tel: 031 373 5605

Bio: Dr Strinivasan S. Pillay is the Head of Department for Public Management and Economics. His areas of specialisation and interests include the following: Public Sector Human Resource Management. Strategic Planning, Leadership, Change Management, Managing Diversity and Local Government Management, Community Engagement, International Education and Partnerships, Work Integrated Learning and COIL. He is an accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator. Has worked extensively and continues to be actively involved with the National, Provincial and Local Governments. Dr SS Pillay has presented papers at Local, National and International conferences and is involved in the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. He serves on numerous structures of the university.

Natasha Departmental Secretary: Ms N Vadamalai
Tel: 031 373 6861
Fax: 086 674 0908

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Professor : Prof Nirmala Dorasamy
Tel: 031 373 6862

Bio: Professor Dorasamy is Full Professor in the Department of Public Management and Economics at the Durban University of Technology. She lectures in the undergraduate programme and supervises postgraduate students. The focus area of her research is ethics and public sector management, with an emphasis on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of public service delivery underpinned by a strong sense of governance within a democratic dispensation. Her international linkages involve collaborative research with the Swinburne University of Technology, Federation University and Monash University in Australia, the American University in Cairo, MUST University in Kenya and Mendel University in Czech Republic. The focus of this international collaboration is linked to governance, leadership excellence and ethical practices. She has successfully supervised and graduated several Masters and Doctoral students, while being recognised as a local and international examiner for postgraduate research. She is an accredited evaluator for EDTP and CHE; and an editorial board member for several internationally acclaimed journals. Professor Dorasamy has developed resource material for government, and both local and international institutions of higher education. She has co-authored textbooks for senior secondary learners, books for higher education purposes and she has published in local and international journals as well as presented papers at national and international conferences. She has been a keynote speaker and session chair at several international conferences. She has been the recipient of the Top Researcher\Top Female\ Top faculty Awards at the Durban University of Technology. She was successfully nominated for the international staff exchange in the Faculty of Regional development at the Mendel University, Czech Republic and the federation university in Australia

Maliga Associate Director : Dr Maliga Reddy
Tel: 031 845 5212

Bio: Dr Maliga Reddy is an Associate Director in the Department of Public Management and Economics; with some 26 years of service at DUT.  She served 9 of these years as Head of Department: Public Management (Durban/PMB). She represents DUT on various National, Provincial and Local forums in both a professional and academic capacities. Her training and development forte resides in Public Management & Leadership, Local Government Management, Development Management, Disaster Risk Management and Project Management. She has extensive facilitation experiences which includes training for on various programmes through the following: 

  • National School of Government: NQF Levels 7/8 – Leadership and Programme/Project
  • Centre for Governance (North West University)- Advanced Management: Municipal Governance: Municipal Performance Management; Policy Design & Analysis
  • African Centre for Disaster Studies (North West University)- Disaster and Risk Management

Moonsamy Senior Lecturer: Mr ML Pillay
Tel: 031 373 6823

Bio: Mr Moonsamy Lutchmanan Pillay (Moon) is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He has a Masters Degree in Commerce (Government and Economics) from the University of Sydney, Australia. His research focus areas are Political Economics, Economic Development and International Economic Relations.

Jason Lecturer: Dr Jason S. Davis
Tel: 031 845 5489

Bio: Dr Jason S. Davis is a Lecturer in Economics. He received a PhD from UKZN and his research interests are in economic education, rural and agricultural development, and SMMEs.

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Mrs Vanissa Kessa
Tel: 031 373 5614
Cell: 083 789 0601
Fax: 086 674 0626

Bio: Vanissa is a lecturer in Public Management. She obtained her Master degree from the Nelson Mandela University. Her areas of academic interest are: Human Resources, Labour Relations, Governmental and International, Public Finance Management, Development, Supply Chain Management and Organizational Development.

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Dr Sylvia Kaye
031 373 6860
Location: Block C
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): PhD; M.Sc, B.Sc

Bio:Community Development; PhD in Women’s Entrepreneurial Development; Peacebuilding. From the US, long-term resident of Botswana and now South Africa. 

Courses Currently Teaching: Co-coordinator, PhD and Master’s programme in Peacebuilding.


Research and Innovation Focus: Women in peacebuilding; elimination of all forms of prejudice
empowering youth

Genius Lecturer : Dr Genius Murwirapachena
Tel: 031 373 5198

Bio: Dr Genius Murwirapachena is a Lecturer in Economics. He received a PhD in Economics from the Nelson Mandela University. His research interests are in Environmental Economics, Public Sector Economics, Discrete Choice Experiments, Environmental Valuation, and Efficiency Analysis. Genius has presented papers at both local and international conferences, and is involved in the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students.

Chris Lecturer: Mr Christopher Ikechukwu Ifeacho
Tel: 033 373 5428

Bio: Mr Christopher Ikechukwu Ifeacho is a Lecturer in Economics. He received a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and currently studying towards a PhD in Economics at Northwest University. His research interests are in Energy Economics and Green Growth.

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Mr Fanyana Ntuli

Bio: Fanyana Ntuli, is a Lecturer in the Department of Public Management and Economics. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Management Sciences. His focus areas include Systems Thinking, Leadership in the Public Sector, Municipal Finance and Governance, as well as Programme and Project Management for Public Sector. Fanyana is a registered assessor, and also possesses great facilitation skills.

Lecturer: Dr Zamokuhle Mbandlwa