Department of Adult Basic Education

Ms GK Mokwena

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Adult Basic Education
Tel: 012 481 2701


  • M Ed (Adult Education)

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to Assessment in ABET - ABT1516

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests:

  • Vocational Education and Training 
  • Distance Education and Self-determined learning
  • Community Education


Field of Specialisation

  • Adult Education

Paper presentations

  • Mokwena, GK, Vocational Training programmes and Employment Creation for former Kha Ri Gude Literacy Campaign graduates in Khujwana Village, Limpopo. ISBN Nr: 978-0-620-7296-6. African Academic Research Forum.  Pretoria. 2016
  • Mokwena, G.K. & Johnson, LR. Capabilities redefined: The Case of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign graduates. Education Association of South Africa (EASA)Arabella Hotel & Spa, Hermanus, Western Cape: 2016           
  • Mokwena, GK. Exploring the role of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign in empowering women in South Africa. International society for teacher education (Isfte) Skukuza Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa: 2016
  • Mokwena, GK & A Achemfuor. Vocational training programmes as an alternative career path for Kha Ri Gude graduates. Third Community Engagement Symposium hosted at the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark: 2016
  • Mokwena, GK. Exploring UNISA First year Adult Basic Education Student’s participation in E-Tutoring.  26th World Conference International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Sun City, North West Province, South Africa: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK. Vocational Education and Training for unemployed women: The Case of Winterveldt; Pretoria. Association of Educational Development in Africa(AESA) Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK.  & Magano, MD. Vocational Education in Correctional Centres for juveniles: A Career Wellness perspective. Association of Educational Development in Africa (AESA)Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK.  & Tshepe, GP. NADEOSA:  Community Colleges in South Africa twenty years later:  A case of Mercy Winterveldt Public Adult Learning Centre; PretoriaConference hosted by the Distance Education Unit of the University of Pretoria at the Groenkloof Campus: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK.  Challenges faced by Adult Education and Training Teachers in the teaching of Information Communication Technology. The 6th Annual Teacher Education @ a distance Conference hosted by Teaching Practice Unit, Unisa at Kwa Maritane, North West: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK. Empowering Women for Socio-Economic Freedom:  A Case of Mashiko Sewing Project.  Education Association of South Africa (EASA), International Conference hosted by University of Free State, Golden Gate National Park: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK. Developing a Skills Training Programme for Unemployed Adults at Mercy Winterveldt Education and Training Centre. The Curriculum Reform and Transformation Conference hosted by University of South Africa, Pretoria: 2013
  • Mokwena, Gladys K; Dichaba, Mpho, A narrative analysis of South African women lived experiences: A case of Mapula Embroidery Project, URI:  Date: 2013
  • Mokwena, GK & Quan Baffour, KP. A Community College in the Making?  A Case Study of Mercy Winterveldt Adult Education Centre. The 5th Distance Educators and Trainers Association (DETA), International Conference hosted by Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya: 2013

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • National Teaching Awards(NTA) Best Educator in the category Adult Basic Education and Training (2008)


  • Support for  Adult Education and Training (AET) facilitators in selected Correctional Centres in Tshwane.
  • Community engagement College of Education, ABET Department evaluated the impact of the Kha Ri Gude Literacy Campaign in three selected provinces, Limpopo, Kwa Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape.                        


  • Panel member for the  Adjudication of the National Teaching Awards – Kha Ri Gude Category