Professor Johnny Matshabaphala
Prior to joining Wits Business School, Johnny was a Senior Lecturer at the Wits School of Governance (WSG). At WSG, he also served as Academic Director, Director of Executive Education Unit and the Acting Head of School in 2005. He teaches courses in the areas of Leadership, Human Resource Management and Project Management.
During his academic career, he has also facilitated Leadership, Human Resource Management, Strategy and Project Management courses in Limpopo (South Africa), Botswana, Namibia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and the University of Pittsburgh (USA).
Johnny has also served as lecturer and co-ordinator of the Development and Facilitation Institute at the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership at the University of the North, also serving as Acting Director. In 2001 he served as the Chairman of the Leadership Academy of the Leadership Regional Network.
In 2007, he facilitated a course on Performance Management through Leadership to the Executive Deans of Faculty in South Africa on behalf of Higher Education South Africa. In 2009 he was part of the inaugural class of the International Programme in Leadership and Management (IPLM) in Higher Education at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Johnny also serves as an external examiner on various Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management courses for the Universities of Limpopo, North-West, Stellenbosch, Venda, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of South Africa (Unisa).
He is an Associate Fellow of the Graduate School of Public International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States of America.
Johnny holds a D.Litt et Phil from Unisa. His research interests include Leadership, Ethics, Human Resource Management and Project Management.
Attfield, R, Hattingh, J and Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2004. Sustainable Development, Sustainable Livelihoods and Land Reform in South Africa: A Conceptual and Ethical Inquiry. Third World Quarterly, Vol 25, 2, 405-421.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2007. Strategic Leadership Challenges for Service Delivery in South Africa. Journal of Public Administration, 42, 3. 2007.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2008. Developing and Maintaining a Corporate Culture Through Leadership for Service Delivery. Journal of Public Administration. Vol 43, 1. 2008.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2014. Leadership, Ethics and the Professionalisation of the Public Service. Journal of Public Administration. Vol 48, 1. 2014.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2014. Finding Our Way: The Need for Accountable Leadership and Good Governance in South Africa’s Public Service. Journal of Public Administration. Vol 49, 4. 2014.
- MDJ. 2015. Leadership and Good Governance in the Public Service: Lessons from African Philosophy. Journal of Public Administration. Vol 50, 3. 2015.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2017. Social Media And The Enhancement Of Good Governance In The Public Service. Journal of Public Administration.
Matshabaphala, MDJ. 2017. The Ethical Intelligence Imperative In Public Administration Research. Journal of Public Administration. Vol 52, 1.1. 2017.
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