Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
General Information

Core Faculty Dr Nomtha Hadi

Senior Lecturer


Tel:  +27 (0)41 504 3932

Areas of Expertise

Maritime Development and Long term strategic planning

Academic Qualifications

2016 – Current
PHD Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Marine Spatial Planning as a tool for ocean space governance and conflict resolution in South African Coastal Cities

Other Qualifications

Masters in Town and Regional Planning, University of Pretoria
MPhil Maritime Studies, Stellenbosch University
BPhil Maritime Studies, Stellenbosch University    
B Degree Public and Development Management, Stellenbosch University    

Summary of work experience and skills

Ms. Hadi is a new generation of academic professionals’ appointee, responsible for the Shipping and Ports curriculum in the Business school.   She has previously worked for provincial and local government
in South Africa, responsible for stakeholder analysis and management, integrated strategic planning and
public participation.

She has previously presented guest lectures at the University of Stellenbosch on their maritime studies
honours programme and currently lectures on the Post Graduate Diploma Qualification (introductory
course to Marine and Maritime Affairs as well as the Coastal Development Modules and Practices) within
the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Development Studies department. She has
also supervised a number of students in Maritime Research and Municipal planning and performance.

Additional Training Courses Completed

International Maritime and Shipping Certificate – Shanghai Maritime University – October 2016,  Arc Geographic Information System (Standard) by ESRI South Africa - April 2015, Ocean Global Teaching Academy Marine Spatial Planning – April 2015 and GIS for operational Oceanography - January 2016, Arc Geographic Information System (Basic) by ESRI South Africa - February 2015,  Introduction to Project Management by Tipp Focus, May 2012, Integrated Development Planning Course by SNH Business and Seminar Consultants -  October 2011;  Stakeholder Management Course by Regenesis Business School - July 2009.