The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, was awarded the Rhodes University Psychology Department’s Social Change Award on Tuesday night (20 September).
Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize is the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Chairperson of Transparency International, South Africa, and Chairperson of University Council, University of Zululand. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she occupied the position of lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Zululand (1984 – 1990) and senior lecturer and researcher at the University of the Witswatersrand (1990 – 1995). Leaving academia, she served as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission Commissioner and Chairperson of the Reparations and Rehabilitation committee (1995 – 2003), and as Reparations officer in the president’s fund located in the Ministry of Justice (2003 – 2008), she took up the position of Deputy Minister of Correctional Services and later of Higher Education and Training.
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