Notshulwana shock waves continue

VELILE NOTSHULWANA
VELILE NOTSHULWANA

NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University is deciding whether revelations of blatant plagiarism by former dean of arts Professor Velile Notshulwana could become a factor in the institution’s investigation of his qualifications and academic achievements.

This follows an investigation by The Herald that revealed that Notshulwana, who now heads NMMU’s new family studies unit, passed off large chunks of other writers’ work as his own in his submitted articles for the paper’s “Keepin it Real” column.

The former dean is being investigated by the university for alleged CV fraud, in particular his doctoral degree from Southern California University, journals he claimed to have co-authored and whether he had supervised PhD students as he stated.

The investigation by The Herald also revealed that he did not co-author two journal articles, nor did he work at two overseas research centres as was stated on a CV seen by the newspaper. – Zandile Mbabela

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2 thoughts on “Notshulwana shock waves continue

  • October 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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    FROM THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT,PROVINCIAL AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT THERE IS A TENDENCY OF FODGING QUALIFICATIONS TO SAY “I DO HAVE SUCH” BUT NOT HE/ SHE IS LIKELY TO HAVE STUDIED AT A SENIOR LEVEL OR TERTIARY INSTITUTION BUT ROBBING GOVERNMENT AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF THEIR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS. BUT WHY LIES?
    IT IS VERY COMMON TO SOME PEOPLE TO SAY I HAVE A CERTAIN QUALIFICATION ALTHOUG HE/ SHE HAS GOT NONE OF THAT QUALIFICATION OR TO SAY I HAVE DONE MY STUDIES IN GERMANY, BRITAIN OR USA BUT THERE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE DATABASE OF THOSE UNIVERSITIES IN TERMS OF QUALIFICATIONS. BY GIVING A FALSE INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE SO WHY THEY CAN’T BE LOCKED UP OR PAY BACK THESE MONIES THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING.

    SHARP SHARP

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  • October 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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    ACCORDING TO ME WHEN YOU HIRE SOMEONE HE/SHE WILL POST THE CV + THE QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFIED BUT WHEN THAT PERSON IS SHORTLISTED THEREFORE, WILL CONTEST FOR INTERVIEWS IF SO WILL COME WITH THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES ACCOMPANIED BY THE CURRICULUM VITAE OR RESUME. IN THIS CASE WHAT PROCEDURE DID THE PANNELISTS USED WHEN THIS DAD GOT THE JOB?
    THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE RECRUETMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS ARE SUPPOSED TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR CAUSE NOT ONLY HIM.

    MANY PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS LOOP HOLE AND MUST BE VERIFIED OR VETTED ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HOLD MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.

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