Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 033 260 6155
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: New Arts Builidng, Room 330


Sophia Mukorera has been a Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa since 2013. Before joining academia she worked as an Agricultural Economist in the Policy and Projects unit of the then Ministry of Agriculture and Lands in Zimbabwe where she managed the Mechanisation and the Inputs Programmes. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of KwaZulu Natal, Masters in Economics and BCom Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town, BSc Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Zimbabwe. She has published her research in accredited journals on applied economics, entrepreneurship and the informal sector. Sophia Mukorera lives in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bsc Honour Agricultural Economics (UZ)
  • BCom Honours Economics (UCT)
  • MCom Economics (UCT)
  • PhD Economics (UKZN)

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Informal sector
  • Applied economics

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Mukorera, S. Z. (2019). Willingness to Formalize: A Case Study of The Informal Micro And Small-Scale Enterprises In Zimbabwe. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 24(01), 1950001.
  • Nyatanga P. and Mukorera S. (2019) “Effects of academic self-determination, competence and program policy on student performance, A probability model approach”, Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI). Volume 56, Issue 2, pgs 195-205 (Published online 6 September, 2017)
  • Anifowose O.L, Adeleke O., & Mukorera S., (2019), Determinants for BRICs countries Military Expenditure. Acta Universitatis Danubius, Economica, vol 15, no. 4.
  • Mukorera S. (2018), Growth constraints of formal and informal micro and small-scale enterprises and their impact on policy formulation in Zimbabwe, Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (JEBS), vol 10 no. 3, pgs 234-247.
  • Mukorera S and Nyatanga P. (2017) “Students’ Perceptions of Teaching and Learning Practices: A Principal Component Approach”, Alberto Journal of Educational Research (AJER),Volume 63, No. 2, pages 120-138.