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International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)

About IAPO

Welcome on behalf of the Director

This statement was issued by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo in December 2012.

IAPO logo"It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Evance Kalula to the position of Director: Internationalisation, in the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) at the University of Cape Town, effective from 1 December 2012. He is taking over from Dr Loveness Kaunda, who retired at the end of November.

Professor Kalula is eminently qualified to take this important work forward. He served as IAPO’s executive policy advisor, and is thus already familiar with the vision and strategy of the office. An NRF-rated researcher, Professor Kalula is Director of Internationalisation and Outreach in the Faculty of Law, where he also served as Deputy Dean and Professor of Employment Law and Social Security. He is a member of the Ministerial Economic Advisory Panel in the Department of Economic Development, and President of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association.

Professor Kalula’s most recent responsibilities include membership of the Academy of Science of South Africa, the governing board of the Children’s Institute at UCT, and the advisory board of the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory in the Faculty of Law at McGill University in Montreal; and chairmanship of the SA Employment Conditions Commission (2000-2011), the governing council of the University of Lusaka, Zambia, and the advisory board of the Tourism and Business Institute of Southern Africa. He sat on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Commission of Inquiry into complaints of non-observance by Zimbabwe of freedom of association and collective bargaining conventions from 2008 to 2010. Until recently he served on UCT’s Council and Council Executive Committee, as well as the Senate Executive Committee.

Professor Kalula earned his LLB with Merit at the University of Zambia in 1974. He has an LLM from Kings College, University of London (1976) and a PhD from the School of Law at the University of Warwick (1989). He was a Rhodes Scholar for Rhodesia and Zambia at Balliol College, Oxford from 1976-78. Highlights of his employment experience include positions as lecturer and researcher at the University of Zambia and the National University of Lesotho, human rights fellow and external collaborator in the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, and African Programme coordinator for Rights and Humanity in London. He has served as consultant, expert and resource person to various international organisations, government agencies and trade unions, including the Zambian government, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, BP Africa, the SADC Employment and Labour Sector, and the US Department of Labour.

Professor Kalula joined UCT as a senior research officer in the Labour Law Unit in 1992 and has moved up the ranks steadily since then. He is the author of various scholarly and policy papers, particularly on labour market regulation, Southern African labour relations law, international and comparative labour law and social security. His summarised CV can be viewed here.

Please join me in congratulating Professor Kalula on his new appointment and in wishing Dr Kaunda a smooth transition to a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement".

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo

on behalf of Professor Evance Kalula

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