Fhulu Nekhwevha is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Acting Executive Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Fort Hare. He was formally the Vice president of the South African Sociological Association. He has particular research interests in the sociology of education and sustainable development, and he is actively involved in community engagement.
His published research articles have engaged in series of societal issues such as education transformation and the African Renaissance in a globalizing world, the integrated development plan and women empowerment, poverty attribution, livelihood chances of rural older adults, marginalised indigenous knowledge in food production processes, and utilization of library information resources. He published a book by Springer, No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come: Culture and educational transformation in post-colonial Namibia and post-apartheid South Africa.
Fhulu is a member of the South African Humanities Dean’s Association and also a member of the Canadian Sociological Association. He has been very responsible for creating an environment for researchers, academic staff, and postgraduate students to flourish at the University of Fort Hare.
2019 – present Acting Executive Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Fort Hare
2015 - present Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Fort Hare