Department of Police Practice

Dr SA Mabudusha

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9451


  • DLitt et Phil: Police Science (UNISA)
  • MTech: Police Science (UNISA)
  • BA Hons: Criminology (University of Pretoria)
  • BA: Criminology (University of Pretoria)
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigations (University of Johannesburg)
  • Assessor training certificate (Unisa)

Currently teaching

  • Applied Communication in Policing II Module A and B (EPP2601 and EPP2602)
  • Supervision of Masters and Doctoral students

Fields of academic interests

  • Migration policing
  • Cross border crimes
  • Statelessness and Law enforcement in Africa
  • ODeL pedagogy

Paper presentations

  • Presented classes to police students in Ethiopia, SAPS Paarl academy and Pretoria SAPS academy in 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • Presented a paper in a conference on The policing of illegal squatters on the greenbelts in South Africa, Brisbane, Australia, 2013.
  • Presented a paper in a confeerence on Migration policing in Zurich, Switzerland, 2015.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional possitions

  • Member of the Criminological and Victimological Society of South Africa


  • 2014 Youngest Female Doctoral Degree holder (University of South Africa)
  • 2018 Excellent in Teaching and Learning awards (University of South Africa)


  • Project Leader for Unisa BRICS and Regional Intergration flagship.


Angel studied her Bachelor of Arts and her Honours Degree specialising in Criminology at the University of Pretoria. She then completed her Masters and Doctoral degree specialising in Police Science at the University of South Africa. Furthermore, she completed a Certificate in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigations at the Univeristy of Johannesburg. 

Angel has been employed at the University of South Africa as an academic since 2008. She had published research articles in accredited journals and had also presented papers nationally and internationally on migration policing related topics.