Mrs Leane Ackermann
S 6
IB 41
051 4013343

Short CV

Leane Ackermann obtained her M.Soc.Sc. [cum laude] at the University of the Free State with a dissertation titled: An exploration of the underlying social dynamics that make women vulnerable to HIV infection.  She was appointed as a Professional Officer in the Department in 1992 and later as a Junior Lecturer (1998) and Lecturer (from 2002). In this time she has enjoyed lecturing a variety of under and postgraduate modules.  She currently lectures SOCi 1532 (Sociology for Nursing Students), SOCI 1514 (An Introduction to Sociology) and SOCI 1624 (Social Change and Social Institutions) and SOS164 (Sociology for Post-graduate Nursing students).

She has published in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of sociological topics. Her latest (2013) publications include : a paper (co-authored with Ms H Nangombe) published in the international journal Research on Aging with the title: Subsistence and Protection Needs of the Elderly Living in Katutura, Windhoek (Namibia); a book, co-written with Prof E Pretorius and Dr SZ Matebesi, titled: Juta’s Sociology for Health Care Professionals; a paper (co-authored with Ms NL Velelo) published in the international journal, Pula with the title: The Position of South African Women in the Labour Market: An Overview.



Publications (Short List)

  • Nangombe, H. & Ackermann L. 2013. Subsistence and protection needs of the elderly living in Katutura, Windhoek (Namibia). Research on Aging, 35(2): 182 – 200.

  • Ackermann, L. & Velelo, N. 2013. The position of South African Women in the labour market: an  overview. Pula, 27(1): 155-170.

  • Pretorius, E.; Matebesi, S.Z. & Ackermann L. 2013.  Juta’s Sociology for Health Care Professionals. Claremont: Juta.

  • Ackermann, L 2004. Divorce in South Africa: an overview. Social Work, 40(4): 366-375.

  • Ackermann, L 2004. The danger of HIV infection for girlfriends and wives. Social Work, 40(1): 51-60.

  • Ackermann, L & de Klerk G.W. 2003. When ideal and real culture clash – trust, infidelity and condom use. Curationis, 26(2): 40-43.

  • Ackermann L & De Klerk G.W. 2002. Social factors that make South African women vulnerable to HIV infection. Health care for Women International. 23(2): 163-172



Area(s) of Interest

  • Family and domestic life

  • Industrial Sociology

Courses Presented

SOCI 1532: Sociology for Nursing Students exploring various themes in Sociology

SOCI 1514: An Introduction to Sociology. This module deals an introduction to sociology, sociological theory, research, culture,  poverty and race.

SOCI 1624: Social Change and Social Institutions. This module focuses on how institutions are organised, how they produce inequality, how they change, and how they vary across and within different societies and cultures. 

SOS164:Sociology for Postgraduate Diploma Nursing Students. A module dealing with employment relations for nursing professionals.

Community Service

Service Learning


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Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
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