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Professor of Human Resources Management, University of Johannesburg

Anita is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at the University of Johannesburg and a registered Master HR Practitioner of the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). She served on the SABPP Board from 2006-2009. She is actively involved in collaborative and dialogue-based change processes as well as women’s identity and leadership development interventions. Anita is the lead researcher in the Women in the Workplace research programme of the department and served as editor of the SABPP Women’s Report 2011.


Anita holds a PhD from the School of Management at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and is professionally registered as a Master HR practitioner (SABPP).

Professional experience:

Through her experience as an operations manager for a consulting company, head of a for-profit unit at a university, researcher and lecturer, as well as her consulting experience in Human Resources and Organisational Development, she has been able to assist numerous clients with HR strategy, employer branding, internal branding, training and development, leadership development, performance profiles, research and change interventions utilising Appreciative Inquiry, Presencing, Open Space Technology, World Café and other large group processes.

Teaching Portfolio:

Strategic Human Resource Management, Leadership Development, Employer Branding, Employer Value Propositions, Women in the Workplace
Works with senior management teams at organisations such as Harmony Gold Mining, Exxaro Services and AON South Africa
Design and development of Master’s level curricula and teaching materials.

Recent top research contributions:

Bosch, A., de Bruin, G.P., Kgaladi, B. & de Bruin, K. (2012). Life role salience among black dual-career couples in the South African context. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(1), 1-19.)
The 2012 SABPP Women’s Report
Bosch, A. (2011). Research management and research output. Acta Commerci, Special Edition: 19-30.
Bosch Venter, A. & Taylor, J. (2011). A proposed framework of institutional research development phases. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 33(5), 443-457.
Bosch Venter, A. (2010). The predictors of research output. Paper presentation at ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation). Madrid, Spain on 15-17 November 2010. ICERI2010 Proceedings CD. ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9. Published by the International Association of Technology, Education and Development.


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    Professor of Human Resources Management , University of Johannesburg