Dr Mbazima Mathebane


Dr Mbazima Mathebane is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, University of South Africa. He is responsible for Community Work and Postgraduate Research Supervision. Previously, he was employed as a Lecturer, responsible for (Community Work and Field Practice) in the Department of Social Work, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus. Before joining the academia, he was employed in the following organisations; Senior Employee Health and Wellness Consultant in Private Practice, Grants Coordinator (Charities Sector), National Loterries Board, Provincial Liaison Officer (Khomanani Limpopo Province), Provincial Department of Health and Social Development, also as Area Manager, National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders, Brohonkhorstspruit, Gauteng Health Department, Johannesburg Hospital, where started his social work career as Medical Social Worker in 2001. He is a Reviewer for several local and international social work Journals. He is a Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Indigenous Social Development (Univeristy of Calgary, Canada). Currently, he is serving Member of ASASWEI Executive committee as Treasurer.

BSW, MA (Industrial Social Work), University of the Witwatersrand; Postgraduate Certificate in Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom; B.COM Hons (Industrial Psychology), PhD, (Social Work), UNISA

Professional Memberships:
South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)

Global Indigenous Research Network
Afrocentricity International (AI)
South African Occupational Social Workers Association (SAOSWA)

Research Interests:

  • Afrocentric perspectives for social work
  • Indigenised Social Work practice
  • Community Development
  • Occupational Social Work

Strategic Vision: To support, through ASASWEI the promotion of social work education, research and practice in South Africa while strengthening relationships with our regional and international social work community.

Dr Mbazima Mathebane

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (012) 429-3854 or 0835741571