Department of Corrections Management

Prof TD Matshaba

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Corrections Management
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 433 9424


  • Doctor of Literature of Philosophy (Penology)
  • Master of Technology Degree (Corrections Management
  • Master of Arts Degree (Governance and Political Transformation)
  • Master of Education Degree (Open and Distance Learning)
  • B Tech Degree (Corrections Management)
  • N Dip (Corrections Management)
  • Certificate: Technology in Distance Education and E-Learning
  • Certificate: Outcomes-Based Assessment in Higher Education and ODL
  • Certificate: Youth Corrections Fundamental and Developmental Psychology
  • Certificate: Community Corrections Fundamentals and Philosophy
  • Certificate: Professional Skills Development for Correctional Officials
  • Certificate: Strategic Management for correctional Managers
  • Certificate: Unit Management and Legal Principles in Prisons

Currently teaching

  • PEN4803: Honours research article in corrections management
  • PEN4802: Applied research methodology in corrections management

Fields of academic interests

  • Youth Corrections
  • Unit management
  • Restorative justice
  • Corrections Management/Administration

Field of Specialisation

  • Corrections

Journal articles

  • Luyt, W.F.M & Matshaba, T.D. (2014). The application of restorative justice amongst sentence offenders in an Eastern Cape Correctional Centre: A South African Case Study. Acta Criminologica, 27(2), 82-101.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2014). Risk-taking behaviour among incarcerated male offenders in South African youth correctional centre. Acta Criminologica, 2(1), 40-52.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2015). Challenges faced by ex-inmates after their release from incarceration in the democratic South Africa.  Acta Criminologica, 2(2), 66-78.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2016). “Orphans of justice”: The children of incarcerated father in South Africa. Child Abuse Research, 17(1), 49-57.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2017). “Youth offenders’ perceptions on the component of unit management approach: A case study of youth development centre in South Africa.  Acta Criminological, 39 (4), 45-73.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2017). “Inmates and their families: Examining the effect of incarceration on inmate-family relationship after their release from South African Prisons. African Journal of Criminal Justice, 3 (1), 34-57.

Paper presentations

  • Matshaba, T.D & Labane A, (2017). “The role of non-governmental organisations in the rehabilitation of youth offenders. New trans-disciplinary horizons in the criminal justice system.
  • Matshaba, T.D. (2017). Post-traumatic stress disorder amongst ex-inmate in South Africa. 8th International Conference of Social Sciences.
  • Matshaba, T.D (2015). Public perception on medical parole of terminally ill inmates in South Africa. Crimsa Bi-annual conference.
  • Matshaba, T.D (2015). Orphans of justice: The children of incarcerated father in South Africa. New trans-disciplinary horizons in the criminal justice system.
  • Matshaba, T.D (2013). Risk-taking behaviour amongst incarcerated male offenders in South Africa. New trans-disciplinary horizons in the criminal justice system.
  • Matshaba, T.D (2011). The application of Online Distance Learning in South African Correctional Centres. College of Law, ODL seminar.