Executive Committee 2010-2014
Members of the Executive Committee
Simon Mapadimeng
South Africa

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, former Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Industrial Sociology, University of KwaZulu-Natal 1996-2008. Former Research Manager, National Arts Council of South Africa and currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Northwest, South Africa.

Organizational experience: recent-past President of the South African Sociological Association, 2007-2009. Ex-officio member of SASA Executive, Africa liaison, 2009-11 and current Board member of the Association of Non-fiction Authors of South Africa (ANFASA).

Recent publications: “Culture versus Religion: a Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Indigenous African Culture of Ubuntu in Social Change and Economic Development in the Post-apartheid South African Society,” in Politics and Religion Journal, No. 1, Vol. III, 2009; co-editor of the book titled Contemporary Social Issues in Africa: Cases in Gaborone, Kampala and Durban, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2010;  and “Confucianism and economic development in East Asian region – implications for the Ubuntu/botho’s role in post-apartheid South Africa” in Mekoa, I.S. (ed) The Journey of Hope: Essays In Honour of Dr Mmutlenyane Stanley Mogoba, South Africa: The Incwadi Press, pp. 247-283.

December 2011

International Sociological Association