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School of Governmental and Social Sciences


Director of School: Prof Enaleen Draai

Prof E Draai is an Associate Professor within the Department of Public Management and Leadership.  

She is responsible for academic management of three departments that include Public management and leadership, Political and conflict studies as well as Sociology, Anthropology including History.


HOD: Dr Kwame Asmah-Andoh

Public Management and Leadership

Dr Asmah-Andoh holds a DPhil in Public Administration and his research interests include Local Government and Administration on which he has written a number of articles and co-authored a book chapter. 

The Department of Public Management and Leadership is committed to developing knowledge and skills to produce graduates who meet the requirements of professional public service as espoused in the National Development Plan.

HOD: Prof Lyn Snodgrass

Political and Conflict Studies

Lyn Snodgrass lectures, supervises masters and doctoral students, presents training workshops and publishes nationally and internationally. She specialises in conflict resolution interventions (mediation, negotiation) and conflict management systems design.

She is a visiting Professor on the Graduate Programme, Conflict Management and Resolution at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, (UNCW) in the USA and the Summer Peace Programme at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Research niche areas of the Department for Political and Conflict Studies encompass the manifestations of deep-rooted and intractable conflict and violence with an emphasis on Africa. These niche areas include the analysis and interrogation of the sources of destructive conflict as well as the mechanisms for conflict management and transformation at the local, regional and international level.

HOD: Mr David Bogopa

Sociology and Anthropology

Research in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology including History seeks insight into the human dynamic as individuals as well as collective groups within various societies.

Contact information
Mrs Olwethu Ntaka
Postgraduate Administrator
Tel: 4083

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