Dr Tumo Kele

Tumo Kele
Dr Tumo Kele
Tumo Kele is a full-time faculty member at GIBS. He lectures Dynamics of Competitiveness and Business Analysis and Research Methods for the MBA program; People and Performance Management for the PMD program and Leadership for the PhD program. In his previous academic career, he lectured undergraduate students on various subjects like mathematics for engineers, research methodology, quantitative techniques, statistics and quality for engineers and did numerous consulting projects in statistics, organisational change initiatives. 

Prior to joining GIBS, he served in various managerial positions that includes, Section Head – Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Acting Director of a Business School. After joining GIBS, he assumed the responsibility as Director: Centre for Business Analysis and Research, looking after various corporate funded projects. Tumo has presented conference papers in many local and international peer-reviewed conferences.


Full-time faculty and lecturer

Published Research


Journal articles

Mamabolo, A., Myres, K., & Kele, T. (2017). Human capital investments as sources of skills: An analysis of different entrepreneurship phases. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 9(1), 1-12.


Mamabolo, A., Myres, K., & Kele, T. (2017). Entrepreneurial skills requirements in an emerging economy: A South African outlook. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 9(1): 1-10.

Kele, T., & Pietersen, J. (2015). Women leaders in a South African higher education institution: Narrations of their leadership operations. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 8(5), 11-16.


Lombaard, C., Van der Merwe, L., Kele, T. P., & Mouton, S. (2011). Elementary statistics for business and economics. Cape Town: Pearson Education.

Conference papers

Kele, T. P., & Mlambo-Ngcuka, P., (2011). An evaluation of mobile phone usage for educational purposes and its impact in South African primary schools: Perspectives from the users. Paper presented at the  [Conference proceedings, GBATA international conference Istanbul, Turkey]

Kele, T. P. & Monageng, A., (2011). The status of Total Quality Management practices in South African public schools: A glance at the North-West province [Conference proceedings, IBC international conference, Mauritius]

Kele, T. P., Viljoen, M., & Schulze, S. (2010). Factors influencing job satisfaction and motivation among academic employees in a post-merged South African University. [Conference proceeding​s, GBATA international conference, Nelspruit, South Africa]


Consulting Involvement
  • Case and story writing for corporates;
  • Training of staff and managers;
  • Employee engagements during change processes;
  • People and performance management 

Contact Details
  • BSc, BSc Hon (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MSc (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MBA
  • PhD (Higher Education Studies)
Fields of Interest
  • Social Entrepreneurship;
  • Human Capital Investment and Leadership
  • Research methodology
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