Welcome to MBALI International Conference 2023

Theme: Africa Rising 

Possibilities Priorities Partnerships

Welcome Message

The MBALI conference has become a brand synonymous with academic excellence and scholarship that is par excellence. Moreover, its development focus for South African universities has also taken centre stage where young up and coming academics present alongside seasoned professionals in the field. MBALI attempts to get the right mix of academic development together with academic prestige. The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law has been hosting such conferences in different forms since 2011 and the organising committee has built a formidable event that is popular across the country and even internationally. The theme of the 2023 edition of MBALI is “Africa Rising: Possibilities, Priorities, Partnerships”. The theme was chosen as a tribute to the UNIZULU vision of becoming a “Node for African thought”. The committee believes that MBALI 2023 will be used as a platform to showcase Africa’s new positioning within the world as a thought leader and strategic innovator for universal challenges. The Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law, Professor Lorraine Greyling is deeply invested in ensuring that the Faculty of Commerce, Administration is firmly entrenched in the new ethos of the university so that all pillars of academia is realigned towards this direction. This year’s MBALI will provoke your senses, delight your mind and captivate your imagination. It is going to be an event to remember, as it always is. MBALI always closes with the game drive to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, this trip is always marked by exciting moments that one captures on camera and in one’s heart. Come with us on this journey of MBALI 2023 so that you too can experience academia reimagined.


Important Dates

Registration Information

  • 50 % refund on cancellation: Before or on 15 June 2023.
  • No refund after: 1 July 2023.
Conference fee:
  • Online fee: R 1 000 for local 
  • Face-to-face attendance & presenting (includes Gala Dinner and Cocktail evening & optional game drive):  R3 500 registration (with a maximum of 2 papers).
  • Student registration fee: R1 500.
  • Only online attending not presenting: Free.
  • Optional game drive : R1200 (19 Aug  (8 am to 4pm ))
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Past Programmes or Proceeding

MBALI Programme 2022
MBALI Programme 2022
MBALI Conference Proceedings 2021
MBALI Conference 2021
MBALI Conference Programme 2021
MBALI Conference Proceedings 2018
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MBALI Conference Proceedings 2016