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Leila Patel

Professor at University of Johannesburg


Born 22-05-1952

Leila Patel is the Chairperson and a Professor of Social Development Studies in the Department of Social Work of the University of Johannesburg. She is also an Executive Director of Liberty Group Limited.



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Current Position(s)

Executive Director | Liberty Group Limited
Johannesburg | 2004 - present

Chair and Professor | Department of Social Work | University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg | 2002 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Professor | Department of Social Development Studies | University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg | 2002 - present

Academia, Education and Training



Previous Position(s)

Vice-Principal | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1999 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training


Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1998 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training


Director-General | Department of Welfare | Government of South Africa
1996 - 1998

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Consultant | Social Development Consultancy
Johannesburg | 1992 - 1995

Consulting and Project Management



Journalist/Editor | Grassroots Community Newspaper
Cape Town | 1981 - 1983

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Western Cape

Diploma in Social Work

cum laude

University of the Witwatersrand

Doctor of Philosophy

University of the Western Cape

Higher Diploma in Social Work

West Michigan University

Completed 1979

MSW

Achievements

Awards

Research Fellow | Centre for Social Development, Washington University

Visiting Scholar | University California, Berkeley

Research Fellow | Yale University

Fulbright Scholar | Western Michigan University, USA

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VOSESA (NGO)

Board Member, 2004 - present

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Board Member

Link SA Fund

Trustee

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