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Prof Tina Uys

Prof Tina Uys
Department of Sociology

Contact Details
C Ring 631
+27 (0)11 559 2885
Auckland Park Kingway Campus


Tina Uys has been a Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg since 1995 and is the current head of department.  She was employed at the Department of Sociology at the University of South Africa from 1980-1994.  During 2013 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University in Washington, DC and at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2017 she was a Visiting Professor at Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci in the Czech Republic.

D Litt et Phil in Sociology, thesis on Relative Deprivation in a black, urban community, supervised by Prof Anna Steyn, RAU, 1991

Diploma in Datametrics, Unisa, 1983

MA Sociology, RAU, 1979

BHons Sociology, RAU, 1977

BA Communication, RAU, 1976

Research interests
Clinical sociology focusing on whistleblowing, contested identities in student communities and South African sociology.​

Teaching experience
Numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Academic citizenship

Certified Clinical Sociologist at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology

2014-2018:      President, Research Committee 46 Clinical Sociology, International Sociological Association

2012-2016:      Member of the Editorial Collective responsible for South African Review of Sociology, the official journal of SASA

2010-2014:      Vice-President (National Associations), International Sociological Association

2012-2014       Vice-President (Programme), Research Committee 46 Clinical Sociology, ISA

President of the South African Sociological Association (2002/2003 and 2003/2004)

Recent publications

Uys, T. 2019. "Whistleblowing and Social Justice: The Influence of Ubuntu on Whistleblowing Intentions." In Sociology and Social Justice edited by Margaret Abraham. London: Sage.

Eiselen, R. & Uys, T. 2018. Analysing survey data using SPSS 25: A workbook.  Johannesburg: RAU Pers.

Uys, T. and Smit, R. 2016. "Resilience and whistleblowers: Coping with the consequences".South African Review of Sociology, 47(4): 60-79.

Uys, T., and Senekal, T. 2015. "Do we stay or do we leave?" The role of trust and engagement in students' decision whether to remain in South Africa. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 6(1): 87-98.

Kaziboni, A., and Uys, T. 2015. The selection of academic role models by first year university students. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 6(1): 77-86.

Vanderkerkhove, W., Uys, T., Rehg, M. and Brown, A.J. 2014. Understandings of whistleblowing: Dilemmas of societal culture. In Brown, A.J., Lewis, D., Moberly, R.E., and Vanderkerkhove, W. (eds.). International handbook on whistleblowing research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Uys, T. 2014. "Riding off into the sunset? Establishing an inclusive post-apartheid South African community". In Fritz, J.M. and Rheaume, J. (eds.). Community intervention: Clinical sociology perspective. New York: Springer.

Naidoo, K. & Uys, T.  2013. “Youth sentiments about ‘others’, epistemological change, and belonging at a South African university”, Commonwealth Youth and Development, 11 (2): 1-15.

Senekal, A. & Uys, T.  2013.  “Creating an ethogenic organisation: the development and implementation of a whistleblowing policy”. African Journal of Business Ethics, 7(1): 32-39.

Uys, T & Patel, S (eds). 2012. Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Patel, S & Uys, T (eds). 2012. Contemporary India and South Africa: Legacies, Identities, Dilemmas. New Delhi: Routledge.

Uys, T & Dworzanowski-Venter, B. 2012. “South African Sociologists and Academic Citizenship: Decline, Hibernation or a State of Alteration?”. In Uys, T & Patel, S (eds). Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Uys, T.  2011.  “Whistleblowing: The South African experience.”  In M. Arszulowicz and W.W. Gasparski (eds.). Whistleblowing: In defense of proper action – Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Uys, T. 2011. ‘Challenges in the Sociology of Business Ethics: Researching Whistleblowing’. African Journal of Business Ethics, 5(1): 50-57.

Uys, T.  2010. ‘Speaking Truth to Power: The Whistleblower as Organizational Citizen in South Africa’. In David Lewis (ed). A Global Approach to Public Interest Disclosure Legislation? The Lessons to be learned from Existing Statutory Provisions and Research.  London: Edward Elgar.

Uys, T.  2010.  ‘Dealing with domination, division and diversity: The forging of a national sociological tradition in South Africa’. In Patel, S. (ed). The International Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions. London: Sage, 235-245.

Van der Waal, K & Uys, T. 2009. 'Applying the nominal group technique in an employment relations conflict: A case study of a university maintenance section in South Africa'. South African Journal of Human Resources Management 7(1).

Uys, T & Senekal, A.  2008.  “Morality of principle versus morality of loyalty: the case of whistle blowing.”  African Journal of Business Ethics  3(1): 38-44.

Uys, T. 2008. 'Rational loyalty and whistleblowing: the South African context'. Current Sociology 56(6): 904-921.