Dr Tumo Kele

Doctor Tumo Kele
Dr Tumo Kele

Tumo Kele is a full-time faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He lectures in the fields of organisational behaviour, organisational development and statistics.

He previously lectured on various subjects like mathematics for engineers, research methodology, quantitative techniques, statistics and quality for engineers and consults in statistics, organisational behaviour and change.

Prior to joining GIBS, he was senior lecturer and acting director of the Tshwane University Technology Business School. 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. (in press). Human capital investments as sources of skills: An analysis of different entrepreneurship phases. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.


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

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]


Contact Details

Tel : +27 11 771 4164

Email : ​kelet@gibs.co.za

  • BSc, BSc Hon (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MSc (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MBA
  • PhD (Higher Education Studies)
Fields of Interest
  • Organisational behaviour;
  • Organisational development; and
  • Research methodology.
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