School of Computing

Software Engineering

Software engineering research entails investigation and application of software engineering principles to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems. Software engineering research also include software project management. 

Members of the software engineering team have published research in the specific dimensions of software engineering such as:

  • Agile methodologies;
  • Agile approach to cloud computing;
  • Software project management;
  • Software quality assurance and testing
  • Soft skills in software development project

Some of the research that is recently published in the Software engineering group take a social science approach to software engineering such as communities of development, socially relevant computing, and knowledge conversion in software development project. 

Active members of this group:

  • Ephraim Bogopa
  • Annie Mathew
  • Lindelani Nxumalo

  • Publications

    This page is not necessarily up to date.


    Mihret A Teklemariam ; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    Software Project Risk Management Practice In Ethiopia
    Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries (EJISDC)
    (79) 7
    pp 1-14

    Mnkandla, E; Ansie Minnaar . (2017)
    The Use Of Social Media In E-learning – A Metasynthesis
    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)
    (18) 5
    pp 227-248

    Yanda Sebega; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    Exploring Issues In Agile Requirements Engineering In The South African Software Industry
    The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)
    (81) 5
    pp 1-18

    Chiyangwa, T B; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    Modelling The Critical Success Factors Of Agile Software Development Projects In South Africa
    South African Journal of Information Management
    (19) 1
    pp 1-8

    MURAGSWT; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    Challenges Facing The Use Of Mobile Applications For E-commerce In Kenya’s Manufacturing Industry
    Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries (EJISDC)
    (83) 1
    pp 1-25


    Robert Hans ; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    A Descriptive Analytics Tool For Improving Project Human Resource Management: The Importance Of Discerning A Project Team Member’s Sentiments
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Tavengwa Masamha ; Mnkandla, E; Absalom Jaison . (2017)
    Logistic Regression Analysis Of Information And Communication Technology Projects: A Focus On Computer Networking Projects
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Bongeka Mpofu ; Mnkandla, E. (2017)
    Defect Prediction Based On Maximal Information Coefficient And Fast Correlation Based Filter Feature Selection
    Second International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems (ICICIS 2017)
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    University of Johannesburg
    pp 139-145

    Bongeka Mpofu; Mnkandla, E. (2016)
    Software Defect Prediction On A Search Engine Software Using Process Metrics
    Durban, South Africa
    pp 236-241

    Fezile Matsebula; Mnkandla, E. (2016)
    Information Systems Innovation Adoption In Higher Education: Big Data And Analytics
    International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication & Engneering (ICACCE 2016)
    Durban, South Africa
    pp 349-353

    Robert Hans; Mnkandla, E. (2016)
    Work In Progress – Design And Development Of A Project Management Intelligence (pmint) Tool
    Durban, South Africa
    pp 313-319

    Gardner Mwansa; Mnkandla, E. (2016)
    Factors Influencing The Migration Of Agile Developers To Cloud Environment In South Africa
    Durban, South Africa
    pp 52-57

    Lavanya Balasubramanian; Mnkandla, E. (2016)
    An Evaluation To Determine The Extent And Level Of Agile Software Development Methodology Adoption And Implementation In The Botswana Software Development Industry
    Durban, South Africa
    pp pp 343-348


    Dongmo, C. (2016)
    Formalising Non-functional Requirements Embedded In User Requirements Notation (urn) Models
    Ph.D, Unisa