Welcome to the CLMS Research Office

The College of Law and Management (CLMS) is developing a vibrant post-doctoral research scholarship (PDS) community, engaging in a range of cutting edge and socially relevant research projects. The PDSs contribute in diverse ways to the research enterprise and postgraduate environment and are key partners in realising the University vision of becoming the Premier University of African Scholarship.

The CLMS and UKZN are committed to growing its PDS programme and through the necessary support hope to provide an exciting opportunity to newly qualified doctoral candidates to develop and hone their research and publication skills; to expand their academic credentials and to contribute to the knowledge base of the College, the University and the country as a whole.

UKZN has the second highest postdoc population in the country, with 276 PDSs across the four colleges: the College of Science, Engineering and Science (CAES); College of Health Sciences (CHS); College of Humanities (CH) and the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS). The current PDSs are a diverse group, mostly international, with participants from various African countries, India, Europe and North America.

Why UKZN? University of KwaZulu-Natal is located in two cities, Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and has five campuses: Edgewood, Howard College, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, Pietermaritzburg and Westville. UKZN is one of three African universities rated amongst the top 500 universities in the world and in 2012 was recognised as the most research productive university in South Africa! As one of South Africa’s pre-eminent research institutions, UKZN provides a dynamic research and innovation environment to flourish as a researcher.

The CLMS has four Schools: the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, the School of Accounting, Economics & Finance that is strategically associated with the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), the School of Law and the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance with disciplines ranging from Marketing and Supply Chain Management; Management and Entrepreneurship; Human Resources and Labour Relations; Information Systems and Management to Public Governance.

Prospective PDS can find all the relevant information in the CLMS PDS Guide hereunder. Information about current PDSs are also available.


  • Dr Yomi Pitan
  • Dr Tammy Rautenberg
  • Dr Norman Chivasa
  • Dr David Mautin Oke


  • Dr Matthew Adeolu Abata
  • Dr Adeyeye Patrick Olufemi
  • Dr Olawumi Awolusi
  • Dr Nafiisa Sobratee
  • Dr Sulaiman Adedamola
  • Dr Wellington B. Zondi


  • Dr Lisa Dancaster
  • Dr Rofiah Sarumi
  • Dr Annie Devenish
  • Dr Allen Goddard


  • Dr Abe Ethel N
  • Dr Abe Issac
  • Dr Khalida Akbar
  • Dr Adeoye Akinola
  • Dr Sulaiman Atiku
  • Dr Omololu Fagbadebo
  • Dr Sara Ferrari
  • Dr Lisa Kinnear
  • Dr Mpofu Bheki
  • Dr David Mwesigwa
  • Dr Christiana Obagbuwa
  • Dr Adebowale Ifeoluwa Ojo
  • Dr. Obianuju Okeke-Uzodike
  • Dr Paul Thompaon

Professor Harold Ngalawa

Professor Harold Ngalawa is the acting College Dean of Research, following appointment as the Academic Leader Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. His research interest are in Monetary theory and practice, banking instability, informal finance, economic growth, and mechanism design.

Telphone number: 

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Physical Address:

          L Block, 4th Floor
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          Westville Campus
          University Road

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    School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Research Day participants.

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    Professor Elizabeth Stack.

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    Professor Kriben Pillay delivering his keynote address.

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    Professor Stephen Peté, Professor Maxwell Phiri, Professor Stephen Migiro, Professor Krishna K Govender and Professor David McQuoid-Mason.

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  • High Tea Celebration for Book Publications

    Publications celebrated at the High Tea.

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    College of Law and Management Studies Research Day participants.

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    [2 Sep, 2016] Issues such a global sustainability challenges and potential solutions were the focus of the discussion between prominent leaders from the business and government sectors and academia at the 4th Business Management Conference (BMC) which was hosted by the UKZN College of Law and Management Studies from 24 to 26 August at the Riverside Hotel, Durban.

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    HEARD showcases its skills as a leading African Research centre.

    [29 Aug, 2016] Hailed as a Centre of Excellence since its establishment in 1998, UKZN’s Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) has again demonstrated its capacity as one of the most influential research centres in Africa.

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    Mr Sanele Gumede at the international Maritime Transport and Ports Conference in China.

    [15 Aug, 2016] Maritime Economics Researcher, Mr Sanele Gumede is part of an international Maritime Transport and Ports special interest group which sees researchers and scholars deliberate and exchange ideas on maritime issues with the aim of growing the global economy.

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    Macroeconomics Working Group members delivering their presentations at the MBALI Conference.

    [01 Sep, 2016] Eleven members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) presented their research at the University of Zululand’s Management, Business, Administration and Legal Initiatives (MBALI) International Conference.

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