Graduate School of Business
and Leadership


Dr Nomkhosi Luthuli


Telephone: +27 31 260 8887
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: J Block – First Floor office 123


  • Regional & Local Economic Development and Leadership Studies

Highest received qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Commerce

Discipline or field in which the highest qualification was received

  • Leadership Studies (research in Regional & Local Economic Development)

Name of university the highest qualification was received

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

Research Interests

  • Economic Development, Industrial Development, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), the newly proposed Industrial Economic Hubs as well as other catalytic projects and strategic investments such as the Aerotropolis within the KZN province.
  • My interest is in studying how these economic development tools address post-apartheid redress, how they impact on the quality of life of the marginalised, how they synchronize economic growth with community development and how benefits derived from these tools are distributed equally to facilitate inclusive economic development and bridge disparities.
  • Phd Research: The role of the KwaZulu-Natal Aerotropolis in promoting Regional Economic Development

Additional activities

  • Member of the Strategy Formulation team in the Black Management Forum
  • Manager for Research & Thought Leadership in the Black Management Forum