Mr Taahir Akbar Vajeth

+27 31 260 7575
Building & Room
M Block M1-316

Mr Taahir Vajeth is a Senior Lecturer based in the School of Management, Information Technology & Governance in the Discipline of Human Resources Management. He is currently engaged in research towards the completion of his PhD, focusing on Performance Management in Higher Education Institutions (locally and internationally). His areas of interest in HRM include Human Resource Management at various levels and Industrial/Employment Relations. He has also taught in many other related areas within the fields of Management and Human Resource Management. He has presented at the IIASIA Conference in Chengdu, China in 2016 and served as Session Chair at the Business Management Conference (BMC) in South Africa in 2016 as well as in the ARTEM Conference in Nancy, France in 2017.

Appointment Designation:
  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications:
  • B. Com (Industrial Psychology)(UDW)
  • B Com (Hons)(Industrial Psychology)(UDW)
  • MCom (Industrial Psychology)(UDW).

Undergraduate Courses Taught:
  • Training Management 
  • Industrial Psychology and HRM at Level 1
  • Ogranisational Behaviour 
  • Industrial Relations
Postgraduate Courses:
  • Human Resources Management at Honours Level
  • Human Resources Management at Postgraduate Diploma Levfel
  • Strategic HRM at Masters Level

Research Interests:
  • Different aspects of HRM
  • Performance Management (especially at Higher Education Institutions)
  • Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Development
Journal Publications:
  •  Khalida Akbar, Taahir Vajeth and Henry Wissink: The Relevance and Effectiveness of Learnership Programs in South Africa: A Survey of Trainees from within a SETA International Journal of Educational Sciences 14(1,2), 2016
  •  Govender D, Vajeth T A A and Singh R: Human Resources in the Public Sector, Perspectives: A Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol 2, No 1,1992, pp 34-40.

  • Qua-Enoo G A and Vajeth T A A : Financial Impact of Staff Turnover in Eastern Cape Technikon, Management Perspectives : A Journal of Management Studies, Vol 1 No 1, 2002, pp 39-49.
Conference Paper:
  • IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, China, 20-23 September 2016. Presented a paper titled “Perceptions and Attitudes towards Performance Management and its Implementation at the UKZN, School of Management, IT and Governance”
Conferences Attended:
  • IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, China, 20-23 September 2016.
  •  2nd ARTEM International Conference hosted by the ICN Business School in Nancy, France, 14-16 September 2017.
  •  Has supervised extensively at Honours and Masters (MCom, MAdmin and MBA) level in various aspects of HRM and Management.

AAE Summer School Coordinator:
  • Since 2007/8 till present he has coordinated UKZN School of Management, IT and Governance’s participation in the African American European (AAE) Annual Summer Schools’. The hosting of the Summer School alternates between the African, American and European participating institutions, which over the years have included universities from Africa (UKZN and WITS), America (UTEP from El Paso in Texas) and Europe (Chemnitz University of Technology [CUT] from Chemnitz in Germany and ICN Business School from Nancy in France). He has played an integral role in the programmes of the Summer Schools’ both locally and abroad.

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