Commissioner Profile

Mr Dennis Jabulani Sithole

Mr Sithole is a former lecturer in history at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus and the former KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Coordinator of the Liberation Heritage Route for the National Heritage Council (NHC). He has researched and published a total of thirteen chapters on Natal’s contribution to the South African liberation struggle for the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET).

He has also authored An Epic Tale of Selfless Sacrifices: Cuba’s Internationalism in Africa, 1962-1991; the co-editor of Zulu Identities: Being Zulu, Past and Present and many academic journal articles He is former school teacher; the Natal Midlands Coordinator of the National Education Crisis Committee; chairperson of the Luthuli Museum Council and the Amafa aKwaZulu-Natal Council.

He is former member of the Council of the National Heritage Council; Natal Midlands Regional Secretary of the National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA); Secretary of the Natal Midlands Region of the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO); a member of the Pietermaritzburg Interim Leadership Core of the South African Communist Party (SACP); Secretary of the Central Areas Branch of the ANC and the Secretary of the Ward 37 branch of the ANC.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in History.