Paulus Mzomuhle Zulu
Date of Birth 28 July 1941
Place Ixopo, Natal (South Africa)
Nomination 19 January 1994
Field Sociology and Political Science
Title Emeritus Professor
Most important awards, prizes and academies
Membership on Boards: Board Chairman: Mc Cords Hospital. Former Chairman of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (1996-1999). Board Member and Member of the Editorial Board: Human Sciences Research Council Of South Africa, (2010-2014). Trustee: Hexagon Trust (1988-). Awards: Rotary Club Durban Community Services Award (1995). Doctor Holmes Memorial Award for the Best Provincial Candidate in Medical Diagnostic Radiography (1965). South African Black Social Workers Award for Community Service (1989).
Summary of scientific research
Socio-economic and political analysis.
Chapters in Books: The Rural Crisis: A Look into Authority Structures in Development, in H. Giliomee and L. Schlemmer: Up Against the Fences, Publishers: David Philips, Cape Town, 1984; The Inadequacy of Reform: Land and the Freedom Charter, in C. Cross and R. Haines, Towards Freehold Options for Land and Development in South Africa's Black Rural Areas, 1987; Internal Resistance Movements, in A Future South Africa: Visions, Strategies and Realities, SABA Foundation, Publishers: Human, Roussou and Tafelberg, 1987; Black Political Movements. Organization and Strategies – A Theoretical Overview, in B. Tlhagale and I. Mosala (eds), Hammering Swords into Ploughshares, Johannesburg: Skotaville Publishers, 1987, pp. 215-24; Extra-Parliamentary Groupings: Ideology, Aims and Strategy (with S. Ngidi), in The South African Elections, Human Sciences Research Council, 1987; Fieldwork: Crossing the Boundary between the Theoretical and the Experiental, in Hugo P. (ed.), Truth be in the Field: Social Science Research in Southern Africa, Sigma Press, Pretoria, 1990; Legitimating the Culture of Survival, in E. Preston-White and C. Rogerson, South Africa's Informal Economy, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1991; The Extra-Parliamentary Opposition in South Africa, in G. Maasdorp and A. Whiteside (eds), Towards a Post Apartheid Future: Political and Economic Relations in South Africa, Macmillan, London, 1992; The Political Economy of Rural Livelihoods in KwaZulu Natal, in Michael Lipton, Frank Ellis and Merle Lipton (eds), Land, Labour and Livelihoods in Rural South Africa, Volume Two: KwaZulu and Natal and Northern Province, Indicator Press, 1996; Representation and Governance in Cato Manor, in Peter Robinson, Jeff Mc Carthy and Clive Forster (eds), Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World, Heinemann Publishers, 2004; Poverty in Cato Manor: Perceived or Actual?, in Peter Robinson, Jeff Mc Carthy and Clive Forster (eds), Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World, Heinemann Publishers; Understanding the South African Political Psyche, in Heather A Thuynsma, Public Opinion and Interest Group Politics: South Africa’s Missing Links? Africa Institute of South Africa: Pretoria: 2012; The Research Design, in Keyan G Tomaselli (ed) Making Sense of Research, Van Schaik Publishers, Pretoria 2018. Refereed Research Publications: A Base Line Study of Socio-Political Structures and their Role in Community Development in KwaZulu, Centre for Research and Documentation, University of Zululand, Empangeni, 1983; An Enquiry into Attitudes to and Perceptions of Resources and Amenities in African Townships – Durban and the Witwatersrand, Centre for Research and Documentation, University of Zululand, Empangeni, 1984; Pre-School Study in Umlazi (with S.M. Dlamini), Centre for Research and Documentation, University of Zululand, Empangeni, 1985; Religion and World Outlook (with G.C. Oosthuizen), Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit, Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Natal, Durban, 1987; An Investigation into the Learning Culture Among African Schoolchildren in Townships Around Durban (with V.B. Mlambo), (HSRC, Pretoria, 1994), 1993; The Equity Project and Social Soundness Analyses: An Impact Assessment Study of a Design Health Programme in the Eastern Cape. Commissioned by USAID, 1995; An Impact Assessment of the Road Construction Programmes of the Department of Transport in KwaZulu Natal. Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2002; A Study of Food Security in the Ixopo and Nkandla Districts in KwaZulu Natal. Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2003. Journal Articles: South Africa's Reform Process: A Historical Perspective, South African Institute of Race Relations (Confidential) 1986; A Crisis in the Politics of Opposition: A Look into Natal 1981-87, for the Ford Foundation book on South Africa: Time Running Out Series, 1988; An Anatomy of Mine Violence: Underlying Causes, Optima, an Anglo American Publication, 1988; A crisis in the politics of 'opposition': A Look into Natal 1980-1990, South African Foundation Review, Vol. 12, 1990; Durban Hostels and Political Violence: Case Studies in Kwa Mashu and Umlazi, Transformation, 21, 1993; The Government of National Unity: Prospects and Challenges, Democracy, a publication by the Institute for Multi-Party Democracy, 1994; The South African Elections: Public Opinion and Party Competition, published for the Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies. Washington D.C. USA 1994; The South African Elections 1994: Public Opinion and Party Competition, published by the Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies, Washington D.C. 1996; Reflections on Mass Action: Ethics and Rationality. A Glimpse into Unionised Activity in the Education and Health Sectors in South Africa, African Journal of Rhetoric, Volume 1, 2009. Selected Conference Papers: Investment – Divestment – Disinvestment: What are the Issues?, paper presented at a Seminar organised by the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Johannesburg, 22 June 1985; Black Business and the Politico-Educational Challenges of the Nineties, paper presented at Nafoc Conference held in Johannesburg, 14 July 1985; Education for Reconstruction, paper presented at the Natal Inspectors' Conference - D.E.T., Pietermaritzburg, March 1991; Black Managers in Industry: A Critique, paper presented at the Natal Chamber of Industries Annual Conference, Durban, 6 June 1991; Ethnicity and Nationalism: The case of Natal and the Zulus (with M. de Haas), paper read at the American Anthropological Conference, Chicago, November 1991; Bringing together divided societies, paper read at the Conference on South Africa, Wilton Park, Sussex, May 1992; South Africa: Political Violence and the "Third Force", paper read at the Frankfurt Institute for International Pedagogical Research, August 1992; Africa & Democracy, Democracy, Miscellanea 1, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, Rome, 1995; Education as a Precondition for Democracy, Democracy – Reality and Responsibility, Acta 6, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, Rome, 2000; Globalisation, National Sovereignty and Cultural Identity: A Case of Broadcasting in South Africa, paper presented at the International Conference on Globalisation: Treviso/Venice Italy, 2001; The Road to Wealth and Job Creation: Development Through Road Construction and Maintenance in KwaZulu Natal, paper read at the International Conference on Development Midrand, Johannesburg, 2002; Governance and Representation in Cato Manor, paper read at the International Conference on Town Planning, Durban, South Africa, 2002; Excluded and Invisible Children in Africa, Vanishing Youth?, Acta 12, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, 2006; The Impact of the Global Recession on Developing Countries, Crisis in a Global Economy – Re-planning the Journey, Acta 16, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, 2011; The Global Quest for Tranquillitas Ordinis: Africa’s Contribution to Pacem in Terris: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 18, Vatican City: 2013; Constitutionalism and Public Morality in the politics of Transformation in South Africa: University of South Africa, 2015; The Aetiology of Social Exclusion: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 21, Vatican City, 2017. Books: A Nation in Crisis: An Appeal for Morality: Tafelberg, Cape Town 2013; Momentous Epochs in the History of the ANC, 2018 Forthcoming.
University of Natal
Centre for Social and Development Studies
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Response to Professor Archer's Paper (PDF) 2013
The Global Quest for Tranquillitas Ordinis: Africa's Contribution to Pacem in Terris (PDF) 2012
The Impact of the Global Recession on Developing Countries (PDF) 2010
Africa and the Millennium Development Goals (PDF) 2007
Excluded and Invisible Children in Africa (PDF) 2006
Comment on "What Makes Us Tick? Interest, Passion and Reason" (PDF) 2005
Response (PDF) 2003
Comment on Professor Braga de Macedo's Paper (PDF) 2001
Education as a Precondition for Democracy (PDF) 2000