Dr Vuyokazi Mtembu-Hlophe has more than 15 years’ work experience. She has worked in the private sector and public sector in national, provincial and local government spheres. Her research interests’ areas include Human Capital Management, Leadership, Green Economy, Youth Employment and Empowerment. She has published papers in South African and international peer reviewed journals. She has also presented research papers locally and in international conferences and is also a reviewer. She is involved in work of non-profit community based organisations as well as serving in governance structures as a board/council member.