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Desiree Manicom
Dr. Desiree Manicom

Position Senior Lecturer; Academic Leader for Community Engagement
Discipline Sociology and Policy and Development Studies
Degrees BSoc Sc, HDE (UCT), BSocSc Hons, MSocSc (Natal), Phd (UKZN)
Phone 033 260 5705
EMail manicom@ukzn.ac.za
Office Address Office 350, New Arts Building, Pietermaritzburg
Teaching
  • Socy 703 and Socy 803 Sociology Research Modules  
  • Socy 707 Rural Studies, Gender and Development (sociology module)
  • PODS 805 Policy Monitoring and Evaluation (MA module in Policy and Development Studies Programme)
  • PODs 804 Civil Society and Policy (MA module in Policy and Development Studies Programme)
  • Public Policy Analysis ( have taught this as a  Diploma module in Policy and Development Studies Programme
Research interests
  • Civil society and Policy
  • Gender and Policy
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and Policy
  • Community Engagement/Service Learning and Tertiary education
Selected Publications
  • Nicola Jacobs, Desireé Manicom and Kevin Durrheim (2013)  “‘Help somebody       who help you’: The Effect of the Domestic Labour Relationship on South African Domestic Workers’ Ability to Exercise their Rights” in Alternation 20,1. (2013)
  • Fairuz Mullagee with Desiree Manicom  (2010) “The Status of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in South Africa: An Independent Overview”  in Africa Insight Vol 39 (4) March 2010
  • Verne Kleinsmidt with Desiree Manicom (2010) “ Policy Analysis of the Refugee Act 130  of 1998”  in Africa Insight Vol 39 (4) March 2010
  • Durrheim, K, Trotter T,  Manicom D, Piper L (2004) “From exclusion to Informal segregation: The Limits to Racial Transformation at the University of Natal” in Social Dynamics Vol (1) 2004
Research Supervision
  • Green, J. M (1999) “A Case Study: Pietermaritzburg Post Office Employees’ Perception of Employment Equity”
  • Zweli Mtolo (2002) “An analysis of restructuring and retrenchments of KZN Nature Conservation Services”
  • Magubane, N (2002) “Perceptions of Taxi Owners towards the South African Government’s Recapitalization of the Taxi Industry”- (Department of Transport funded student)
  • Pillay, R (2003) “The Role of Transport in Accessing Social Services for Women (Child Support Grant Recipients) in Rural Areas: A Case Study of the Lions River Area”(Department of Transport funded student)
  • Nomusa Ngwenya NG (2003) “An Evaluation of the Implementation of the Child Support Grant in Mpumalanga Province: a case of the Daggakraal Community”
  • Uwurukundo, A (2003) “A strategic framework against HIV/AIDS in Rwanda through public and civil society partnerships”
  • Mnguni, NJ (2003) “Challenges to the implementation of the Sanitation Project in Ngedlengdleni”
  • Ngceke, NB (2003) “An evaluation of functioning of School Governing Bodies in relation to the stipulations set down in the South African Schools Act, 1996”
  • Bulman, R (2006) “An investigation of the Children’s Bill Working Group’s networking and advocacy around the Children’s Bill between 2003-2004.”
  • Mtshali, Y (2006) “ Managing Public Policy implementation: A critical review of the implementation of the Child Support Grant in South Africa between 2000-2004”
  • Uwera, D (2006) “A critical appraisal of the implementation of the national policy for orphans and other vulnerable children in Rwanda: the case of street children in Kigali, Rwanda.”
  • Mukuka, D (2006) “A Critical Review of Public-Private Partnerships in the Management of Water Services Delivery: The Case of Nelspruit.”
  • Ndlovu, L (2008) An analysis of the Road Accident Fund Policy using Kingdon’s Theory of agenda setting
  • Singh, S (2008) From rowing the ship to steering it: Reforming the public sector through the tender process. The Msunduzi Municipality as a case study
  • Nowele, BC (2008) Exploring the role of donor policies, administrative processes and management tools in the work of civil society organisations in South Africa: The relationship between the United States agency for International Development (USAID), Nelson Mandela Children’s Home (NMCF) and Sibambisense Partnership as a case study
  • Pakkies, MP (2008) The Employment Equity Act in South Africa: A case study of the implementation of the Employment Equity Policy in the Msunduzi Municipality from 2000 to 2005
  • Zungu, NN (2008) A critique of the Musunduzi Municipality’s Career Pathing Policy
  • Burnard, CA (2008) Maculinity and Drinking and Driving among male students and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg
  • Isike, M (2009) Social regulatory policy: the case of legislation on the prevention of female genital mutilation in Nigeria
  • Njenga, T (2010) A critical Analysis of community participation in IDP’s in South Africa
  • Dumezweni Ntakumba, B (2011) Gender Mainstreaming in the National Department of Social Development in South Africa: A Policy Analysis
  • Phakathi, Z (2011)Tracing the policy-making process of the Internship Policy (2004) within the Msunduzi Municipality
  • Kampala, Chrispin Chikumbutso, (2012) An Implementation Study of the National Youth Policy: A case study of the Youth Advisory Programme in the National Youth Development Agency, Pietermaritzburg Office
  • Mutale, Mwimba Nchindu (2012) A narrative policy analysis of the challenges of Land Tenure Reform in South Africa between 1996 and 2009: A case study of the Labout Tenants (Act No. 3 of 1996) in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Johnson, Uduak Friday (2012) An analysis of the purposes and uses of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) within NGOs: A case study of the Centre for Criminal Justice (CCJ)
  • Majola, Mbali (2014) The Implementation of the Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation system in South Africa: A Provincial Case Study of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism(DEDT)
  • Doncabe, SP (2014) The implementaion of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008: A case study of the diversion programme (vocational, educational or therapeutic) offered by Khulisa in the Ugu District
  • Honu Siabi, M (2014) An Analysis of the Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation System: The Case of the NGO SaveACT
Community Involvement:
  • Council Member (vice-chair) of Pietermaritzburg Association for Community Social Awareness (PACSA) (July 2012-present)
  • Associate of EcoAfrica (2011-present)

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