Dr Xoliswa Majola

Senior Lecturer


Dr Xoliswa Majola is a Senior Lecturer in the Postgraduate Diploma in Local Economic Development and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Management Information System) programmes and served as an Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership from (January 2021 until June 2022).

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science, BA Honours in Communication (Telecommunications and Information Policy) from the University of South Africa, a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies and a PhD in leadership Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Majola is an expert consultant and a book editor for Global Leadership Initiatives in Ontario, Canada and has served as a council member and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist for Coastal KZN TVET College

Her research interests are in Big Data, Health Informatics (computing solutions to save lives), Fourth Industrial Revolution, Leadership and Management Information System, Information Communication Technology and Regional Local Economic Development. She has been actively involved in the local economic development space and has worked with local, district and metropolitan municipalities. Dr Majola has also worked in Non-Government Organisations in KwaZulu-Natal by assisting these organisations in finding technology solution for the registration of early childhood development centres and that solution is currently being implemented nationally.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD

Research Interests

  • Economic development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information and Communication Technology

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Majola, P. X. (2020). Optimising management information systems for Local Economic Development practice in KwaZulu-Natal. Local Economy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094220936216
  • C. McGregor and P. X. Majola, “Opportunities for a Cloud Based Health Analytics as a Service for Eastern Cape Initiation Schools in South Africa,” 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Cordoba, Spain, 2019, pp. 531-534, doi: 10.1109/CBMS.2019.00108.
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