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Moses B. Khanyile

Director: Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University

Dr Moses B. Khanyile currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Military Science (CEMIS) which is part of the Faculty of Military Science of the University of Stellenbosch. He also teaches Research Methodology for masters at the same faculty. He is also serving as the external supervisor for masters and doctoral students at UNISA's Graduate School of Business Leadership, and also at the Da Vinci Graduate School of Business Leadership. His qualifications include PhD (Pretoria University), MA (Stellenbosch University) and MBL (UNISA). He is also a qualified Chartered Director in South Africa from the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). He has served in various capacities within the Department of Defence (DOD), including as a member of the Defence Review Committee that wrote the Defence Review 2015. He has sat in various boards including that of Armscor SOC where he presided as chairman of the award-winning Audit & Risk Committee, and the chairman of the Social Ethics and Human Resources Committee. He was previously employed as an executive at Barclays Africa Bank. He has received national and international management training from various countries including the UK, USA and China.

He has written extensive on defence and security-related matters which he specialises in defence policy, intelligence and international security strategy and reform.


  • –present
    Director: Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University
  • 2014–2020
    Non-Executive Director, Armscor SOC
  • 2019–2020
    Chairman, Defence Industry Fund Advisory Board
  • 2005–2013
    General Manager: Business Sustainment, Barclays Africa Bank
  • 2001–2005
    Director: Planning and Programming, Department of Defence (DOD)


  • 2021 
  • 2008 
  • 2004 
    Pretoria University, PhD (International Politics)
  • 1998 
    Stellenbosch University, MA


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