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Molapo Qhobela

Molapo Qhobela

University Vice Principal


Born 10-06-1962 in Mafeteng,Lesotho South Africa

Vice Principal - Institutional Development, University of South Africa, (UNISA); former Deputy Director General - Human Capital and Knowledge Systems: Department of Science and Technology; Deputy Director General - Higher Education: Department of Education, Pretoria; Member: Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); Member: South African Actuaries Development Programme, Johannesburg; previously on Council on Higher Education, Pretoria; and the South African Qualifications Authority, Pretoria;

Contact details

qhobem@unisa.ac.za

O: +27 12 429 2159


Business Address

Unisa - University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 0002


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Vice Principal - Institutional Development | University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Strategy, planning, quality assurance, communication and institutional advancement


Vice Principal - Institutional Development | University of South Africa
2010 - present

Member | Council on Higher Education
Pretoria | 2007 - present

Member | South African Actuaries Development Programme
Johannesburg | 2005 - present

Previous Position(s)

Deputy Director General - Human Capital and Knowledge Systems | Department of Science and Technology
Pretoria, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Human Capital development for the South African science and technology system


Deputy Director General for Human Capital | Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
2009 - 2010


Deputy Director General, Universities | Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
2007 - 2009

Deputy Director General - Higher Education | Department of Education | Government of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 2007 - 2009

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Head of the University Branch of the Department of Education


Member | South African Qualifications Authority
Pretoria, South Africa | 2005 - 2008

Academia, Education and Training


Member | Higher Education Quality Committee
Pretoria | 1999 - 2007

Member | National Research Foundation | Technology for Human Resources and Industry Programme
Pretoria, South Africa | 1999 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training


Chief Director | Higher Educ, Department of Education
Pretoria | 1998 - 2007

Chair | Board | Agricultural Research Council
1997 - 1999




Various positions | Department of Microbiology | University of Cape Town
Cape Town | 1992 - 1998

Member | FRD Advisory Com for Biotechnol
Pretoria | 1992 - 1994

Various positions | Department Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology | Rhodes University
Grahamstown | 1991 - 1993


Research Officer & Plant Pathologist | Ministry of Agriculture and Land Affairs | Government of South Africa
Maseru, Lesotho | 1984 - 1990

Educational history

Tertiary

Kansas State University

1986 - 1990

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Plant Pathology

University of Zimbabwe

1981 - 1983

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Botany and Zoology

University of Zimbabwe

Completed 1983

Bachelor of Science

University of Kansas State

Completed 1990

Doctor of Philosophy

Achievements

Awards

Y -Rated Scientist | Foundation for Research Development

Educational Post-Graduate Bursary | SADC/ICRISAT International Sorghum & Millet Improvement Programme

Activities

Memberships

SA-US Bi-National Commission

Acting President

SA Society for Plant Pathol

Member

American Phytopathological Society

Member

Association of Black Scientists, Engineers & Technologists

Chair

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