Dr Evelyn Derera

Telephone +27 33 260 5781

+27 33 260 5219
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<span style="font-weight: normal;">I am a new lecturer appointed on the 02 January 2015. Currently I am lecturing third year and honours students and registered for PhD in Industrial Relations. I am planning to complete my PhD in three years and do publications. PhD is a minimum requirement for a lecturer.&nbsp;</span></h4>
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Appointment Designation:<br />
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Developmental Lecturer</span></li>
Academic Qualifications: <br />
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Bachelor of Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal)</span></li>
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Bachelor of Commerce  Honours in Industrial Relations  (University of KwaZulu-Natal)</span></li>
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Master of Commerce in Industrial Relations (University of KwaZulu-Natal)</span></li>
Undergraduate Courses Currently Teaching:<br />
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">HRMG3CE:Collective Employment Relations and Law</span></li>
Postgraduate Courses:<br />
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">HRMG7FO:Human Resources Management&nbsp;</span></li>
Research Interests:<br />
    <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Trade Unions</span></li>
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Campus Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room
Commerce Building


Evelyn Derera is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Management and Entrepreneurship in the School of Management, IT and Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus. She is also currently serving as a Programme Manager for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for the Self-Funded Teaching Programmes at Pietermaritzburg Campus. Apart from lecturing, Evelyn previously served as an Academic Development Officer where she focused on improving undergraduate throughput ratio at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Evelyn has a Ph.D in Entrepreneurship from at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Her thesis focused on women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector. Her other qualifications include a Master of Commerce (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of Commerce Honours -Summa Cum Laude (Entrepreneurship), and a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management with an Accounting major from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Evelyn also holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe.
Evelyn is passionate about entrepreneurship, in particular the role of women entrepreneurs in developing nations. Her other research interests include social and youth entrepreneurship. Evelyn has published more than twenty research articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She is currently teaching Management and Entrepreneurship modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also supervises Honours, Masters and Doctorial students.
Before joining academia, Evelyn worked in the banking sector in Zimbabwe where she held several positions including Customer Relationship Manager in Private Banking. Her financial sector experience spans over ten years.


Lecturer - Academic Leader for the Discipline Management and Entrepreneurship

Programmer Manager – Self-Funded Teaching Programmes


  • Doctor of Philosophy (UKZN)
  • Master of Commerce, (UKZN)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours (UKZN)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, (UNISA)


Diploma in Banking, Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe


Management 120 (MGNT102)
Communication in Business (BBAP1CBP1)

Elements of Entrepreneurship (MGNT604 & MARK6GO)
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (ENTR7AOP1)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ENTR7COP2)


  • Women Entrepreneurship
  •  Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Derera, E. & Shayamunda, C. (2016). “Marketing in Social ventures” in Fields, Z. (eds). Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship. 
  • Naude, M.J. & Derera, E. (2015). Supply chain challenges of trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro via the Machame route. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4 (2), 1-22.

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