Mbabane serves as the Director of the School of Business and Enterprise at the University of Fort Hare.  Up until March 2006 he was a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town); he was also the convenor and director of the BEE Executive Course at that School. A graduate of Wits University, he was the first black person to graduate with an MA in Industrial Psychology from that institution in 1995.   He also completed a Master of Management Degree at Wits in 1999 (specialising in Labour Market Economics; Macro-Economic Policy and Research Management). He is currently registered for a PhD in “Human Capital Development and Black Economic Empowerment Strategy” at the UCT Graduate School of Business, due for completion in September 2007 and graduation in December.

 A doyen of empowerment and transformation; Mbabane served under Tito Mboweni (then Minister of Labour) as national director of Equal Opportunities/Employment Equity at the Department of Labour in Pretoria in 1997 and 1998 where he was responsible for the development of the Employment Equity Act. From there he became a founder-member and executive director of the Black Economic Empowerment Commission (BEE COM), an offshoot of the Black Business Council that was chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa. While still with BEE COM, Mbabane also started his own company in Johannesburg, the Economic Justice Agency, which he still manages. The Agency offers professional services to business; government and other organisations on BEE Strategy and policy; with the emphasis on a Human Capital Development-based long-term approach to BBBEE.  The EJA also conducts research and policy review in the areas of Human Capital Development; Entrepreneurship Development; Transformational Leadership and Organisational Empowerment. Mbabane will be capturing his vast experience as an academic; policy-maker; director and consultant in a book on “BBBEE- a Human Capital Development Approach,” due in April 2008.

Read Professor Mbabane’s piece, "Ethics of Wealth Creation in South Africa: Implications for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment."

Read Professor Mbabane’s piece, "A Human Capital Capital Development Approach to Employment Equity and Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa." 

Click here to read Prof. Mbabane’s Bellagio abstract. 

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