Meet the University of Zululand (South Africa) Team

It is our great pleasure to introduce the University of Zululand team working in the SUCSESS project.

Prof Thandi Nzama is a full professor in the Department of Recreation and Tourism. She is currently on Sabbatical leave till December 2020. She is the project manager of the SUCSESS project at the University of Zululand. When back at work she mainly teaches students who are enrolled for Postgraduate Diploma in Recreation and Tourism and Course Work Masters in Recreation and Tourism and supervises Masters and Doctoral students. In addition to academic work she also has interest in working with different organizations within her field of research interest which add value to her academic development.    



Prof IO Ezeuduji: Head of Department and Associate Professor – Department of Recreation and Tourism


Prof Ikechukwu O. Ezeuduji (Ike) teaches and supervises postgraduate students (Honours, Master’s and Doctoral). He coordinates research for the SUCSESS project at the University of Zululand. Beyond this project, his research interests include rural tourism, destination management and marketing, and tourism entrepreneurship. He also manages the Department of Recreation and Tourism’s community engagement project: Developing Strategic Marketing Plans for Tourism Businesses in uMhlathuze Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.



Dr GS Nkosi: Senior Lecturer -  Department of Recreation and Tourism


Dr Gugulethu S. Nkosi (Gugu) teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supervising at Master’s and Doctoral level. She is the Administrator for the University of Zululand SUCSESS project team. Gugu is a Work Integrated Learning co-ordinator and through this programme she has developed contacts, worked and forged partnerships with a number of external organisations. In addition, she is responsible for the events and stakeholder relations portfolio in her department.