School of Social Sciences

Nomkhosi Xulu

Nomkhosi Xulu

Nomkhosi Xulu Position Lecturer 
Discipline Industrial Organisation and Labour Studies
  • PhD in Sociology (UCT)
  • Masters in Soc Sci Albert Ludwigs University (Germany Freiburg) and UKZN joint degree
  • BSoc Sc Hons (UKZN)
  • BSoc Sci (UND)

Contact information

  • Phone: 031 2602811
  • Email:
  • Office address: F 166, Memorial Tower Building, Howard College

Research interests

  • Housing (formal and informal)
  • Livelihoods and gender
  • Social security and household dynamics

Selected Publications

  • Xulu, N. (2012) Cosatu and Internal Migrants Workers: old fault lines, new dilemmas in Buhlungu, A Contested Legacy: COSATU’s triumphs and dilemmas in the second decade of democracy. HSRC
  • Xulu, N. (2012) Gender dynamics in the former single sex hostel: KwaMashu. New Agenda Issue 45
  • Xulu, N. (2005) In search of a new social welfare system: Is the Basic Income Grant an appropriate policy framework for developing societies? The South African case Ingede Journal of African Scholarship
  • Xulu, N Hostel Horrors Take Root, Sunday Tribune Newspaper 21 October 2012

Selected Awards and Professional Honours

  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Young African Women Leader (US first lady Michelle Obama’s Project)


  • Introduction to Labour Markets (IOLS 205)
  • Organisational Restructuring and Change (IOLS 301)
  • Difference and Diversity (IOLS 706)