Prof Herbert Kanengoni

Prof Herbert Kanengoni

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Human Resource Management

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Work and Research

Herbert Kanengoni holds a doctoral degree in Industrial Psychology. He has worked and consulted extensively in various facets of HR & Industrial Psychology and is often involved in expert panels dealing with people management matters. He studies positive organisational behaviour, mainly how employees use their psychological resources to persevere in stressful work environments, including quality of work-life, resilience, and psychological wellness. Herbert is a professionally registered Chartered HR Practitioner (SABPP) and Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA). He is also a member of the Society of Industrial Psychology South Africa (SIOPSA), Academy of Management (AOM); Africa Academy of Management, and the Southern Africa Institute of Management Scientists.

Fields Of Expertise

Industrial Psychology

Research Profiles

My vision for the future of research at UP and how I will contribute to this development

Due to development trends in South Africa, new and updated research methods are required to keep up with changes, complexities, and societal problems. Social science is needed to help us understand and deal with changes in the workforce and beyond. UP, as a research-intensive university has the mandate to play a part in dealing with and potentially solving these emerging issues. In this regard science at UP should always be evolving and requires a shift towards inter-disciplinary research collaboration, to try and effectively leverage the limited resources at our disposal in efficient ways. If I am provided with adequate research and leadership training and support via the TYRLP, I should be better placed to; stimulate research funding and increase the quality and quantity of research outputs; postgraduates and international participation in research; and reach out to people from the community who would benefit from the products of my research.