Change the world


Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Education’s Prof Mathabo Khau is one of only 29 chosen from 114 applicants to participate in the Future Professors Programme Phase 2 Cohort 1 of the Department of Higher Education and Training  (DHET).

The programme will develop and nurture academic leadership, research, teaching and learning, and community engagement.  Participants will be supported in cultivating their capabilities, dispositions and knowledge and provide them with resources needed to navigate the  expectations and requirements of the professoriate.

Prof Khau teaches and promotes research methodologies that focus on ‘research for social change’, using the research process as an intervention and a transformative tool for participating communities and researchers.

She is passionate about ethical research and publication practices that acknowledge research participants as knowledge producers and agents of change.

Her research focusses on gender and sexuality studies, and how a culturally relevant and context specific sexuality education can be used to promote healthy, pleasurable, and violence-free sexual lives for all.

She focuses on the intersections of different identities and how they play out in people’s constructions of their being and becoming.

Prof Khau uses a ‘supervision as pedagogy’ approach to enhance her engagements with the postgraduate students to promote researchers with capabilities to address and solve global challenges generally, and African problems specifically.

Contact information
Prof Mathabo Khau
Associate Professor
Tel: 041 504 4861