Graduate School of Business
and Leadership


Dr Macdonald Kanyangale

Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +27 31 260 7934
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: GSB&L Block Room 20


Dr Macdonald Kanyangale has over fifteen years of hands-on senior management experience in multinational corporations such as British American Tobacco, Red Cross, the Airline Industry, and the public sector. His last position before joining academia was in the public sector where he was Deputy Executive Director for a state-owned enterprise in Malawi. He taught Strategic Management from 2011 at Rhodes Business School before joining UKZN.

Academic Qualifications

  • B Soc
  • MBA(London)
  • PhD in Management (Rhodes)

Professional Qualification

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (The Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM, UK)

Research Interests

  • Strategy as practice
  • Entrepreneurial leadership development
  • Organisational resilience

Recent Publications and Papers

Published articles: (SAPSE accredited)
  • Kanyangale, M. (2017). Exploring Strategic leadership of small and medium entrepreneurs in Malawi. Journal of Contemporary Management, Vol 1: 482 – 508.
  • Kanyangale, M and Lukhele, M. (2018). Pathways to the Poor in Swaziland: What’s the nature of micro insurance channels and distribution strategy? African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 12(14):439-450
  • Ndoro,T., Louw, L and Kanyangale, M. (2018). Communication channels in the host community market adopted by Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs, Acta Commercii, Vol. 18(1):1-9.
  • Kanyangale, M and Dyasi, H. (2018). Misaligned Implementation: A case of the Municipal Water Services of a District Municipality in South Africa, Journal of Contemporary Management, Vol. 15:580-604.
  • Kanyangale, M. (2018). Seven Snags of Research Ethics on the Qualitative Research Voyage. 12th IBC International Business Conference, 23-26 September 2018, Mauritius.
  • Cosmas Anayochukwu Nwankwo and MacDonald Kanyangale. Deconstructing Entrepreneurial Marketing Dimensions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Nigeria: Literature analysis, 12th IBC International Business Conference, 23-26 September 2018, Mauritius.
  • Ndoro,T., Louw, L and Kanyangale, M. (2019). Practices in operating a small business in a host community: a social capital perspective of Chinese immigrant entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 36 (1/2:148)