Principal Programme Officer

Miss Xolile Kunene


Miss Xolile Kunene


+27 (0)31 260 7679



Westville Campus

 Research Interest

Public Policy


Principal Programme Officer


Xolile Kunene is the Principal Programme Officer for the School of Health Sciences. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in the Public Policy Program, specializing in Monitoring, Evaluation and Implementation of Policies at UKZN. She holds an Honours Degree in Social Sciences-Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies and Political Science. She has recently obtained her Diploma in Project Management. She participated as well as held positions in student leadership and governance structures such as the South African Student Congress (SASCO), ANC Youth League, Faculty Council and Department of Student Housing, House Committee as the Resident President! She is currently in the Black Management Forum, Management Committee as a Manager for Young Professionals and Student Chapters. Her research interests are in Policy Monitoring, Evaluation and Implementation, Education and Entrepreneurship especially within the context of Youth. In July 2015, she was part of the South African delegation led by the Deputy Minister in the Presidency to the first ever BRICS Youth Summit in Russia.