Meet the SUCSESS team of University of Johannesburg

This week we have the pleasure of introducing the SUCSESS team of University of Johannesburg:


Dr. Diane Abrahams: Director, School of Tourism & Hospitality (STH)

Dr Diane Abrahams holds a BSc Hons MSc PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has acquired a wealth of skills and expertise during her different roles in the corporate, non-profit, government and academic sector. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated commitment to economic and social development in South Africa, holding various senior positions in strategic development and governance. Dr Abrahams transitioned into academia, leveraging her expertise in her role as Director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg, where she provides academic stewardship and oversight to both academic departments and the commercial operations unit. Dr Abrahams is the project manager for the UJ team on the SUCSESS project.



Prof. Tembi Tichaawa: Associate Professor & Academic Head: Tourism Management

Prof Tembi Tichaawa is an Associate Professor and the Academic Head: Tourism Management at the School of Tourism & Hospitality.  He holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a Master's Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Cum Laude) from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Prof Tichaawa has a combined 16 years' industry and academic experience in the domain of tourism, events and hospitality management. He is a passionate lecturer and researcher and lectures several modules in the tourism discipline. Prof Tichaawa is a Senior Researcher on the SUSCESS project team.



Ms. Tracy Daniels:  Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator

Tracy Daniels is the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator at the School of Tourism and Hospitality. Tracy holds an MTech in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Her research interests are in Sports Tourism, Event management and Graduate – industry alignment within the fields of tourism, hospitality and event management. Tracy brings to the team her extensive network through her engagement with industry and she is a researcher on the UJ team of the SUCSESS project.



Mr. Edmond Hlophe: Marketing Coordinator

Edmond Hlophe obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Brand Building and Management from Vega School. He is currently the Marketing co-ordinator at the STH and responsible for all social media and digital marketing platforms.  He serves as a marketing and technical co-ordinator on the UJ team for the SUCSESS project, where he manages the messaging, assists with dissemination and ensures the alignment of the project brand and visual communication.



Ms. Adila Adams:Project Administrator

Adila Adams is the secretary to the Director at the School of Tourism (STH). She is the project administrator for the UJ team on the SUCSESS project.