22-25 AUGUST 2023



Makhubela Jabu

Mr Jabu Makhubela holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management from the University of Limpopo and he is currently enrolled for a PhD in Public Affairs at the Tshwane University of Technology.

He started his career as an International Affairs Practitioner at the University of Limpopo in the International Office from 01st January 2015 until 31st October 2021. He has more than nine years’ experience in the Higher Education sector and knowledge in Internationalisation of Higher Education. During his days at UL, Mr Makhubela together with colleagues from other South African and European universities proposed to the European Union for funding and were granted funding of 1000000 Euros. The funding from the project was used to advance internationalisation activities in Historical Disadvantaged Institutions I.e. University of Limpopo, Venda, Fort Hare and Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The funding assisted in development of summer schools, funding proposal writing and management, development of internationalisation strategies, Collaborative Online Learning, staff and student mobility and subsequently it has also led to the establishment of other internationalisation projects. In his nine years he has established many networks, collaborations and partnerships with a number of Embassies and High Commissions in South Africa, organisations and institutions in Africa and overseas in Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, China, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, France etc.

He Coordinated International Credit Mobility programmes (ICM) and worked with various universities globally i.e. Eduardo Mondlane, in Mozambique, Malaga, Alcala both in Spain, Western Kentucky in the US, Frederick Engel and the University of Erlangen-Nurenmberg both in Germany  and he was also a member of the Steering Committee for the IMPALA project (Internationalisation and Modernization Programme for Academics, Leaders and Administrators), from 2016 – 2019 and LATFURE (Learning and Teaching Tools Fuelling University Relations with Economy in Mozambique and South Africa) from 2017 to 2020 both funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. Mr Makhubela is currently a Seniour Internationalisation Officer: Immigration compliance and Recruitment at the University of Fort Hare in the Office of International Affairs and Partnerships (OIAP), where he is responsible for ensuring that international students and post-docs comply with all the Immigration Laws as required by the Department of Home Affairs and also the marketing and recruitment of prospective international students.