Professor Lulama Makhubela's professional career spans more than 35 years of teaching and practice, consulting and community engagement.
Her illustrious career includes an appointment as deputy vice-chancellor at the Tshwane University of Technology, in charge of postgraduate studies, research and innovation, following academic posts at the universities of Zululand, Walter Sisulu and Western Cape and managerial positions at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the National Development Agency and the National Research Foundation. She has held directorships in a number of research and educational institutions, including READ, CANSA and the Book Development Council.
Prof Makhubela is currently a research associate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), a Business School of the University of Pretoria. She is involved in mentoring, coaching and supervising MBA students, editing research reports and contributing to the Business School research outputs. Prof Makhubela has informally co-supervised more than 50 Master's and Doctoral students.
She is founder and managing director of the African Research House, a consulting firm specializing in cost efficiency, institutional and individual transformation. The company has produced a range of work including climate surveys, knowledge management coping exercises and strategy development, and impact analysis of mitigation strategies in GBV.