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Prof Maximus Sefotho

Associate Professor
Name: Maximus Sefotho
Location: B-Ring 424 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
DEP Staff, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education  Staff Members

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Tel: +27 11 559 2732


Curriculum Vitae Maximus Sefotho

About Prof Maximus Sefotho

Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. Passionate about Career Guidance, Disability, Philosophy of Education and includes the excluded through hephapreneurship, a portmanteau he coined for persons who are Neither in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). Prof. Sefotho’s work is a socio-political act geared towards transformation and social change. He chooses to use the phrase ‘differently abled’ instead of ‘disability’ because he encourages ‘seeing abilities in disability’. He promotes critical consideration of career transitioning for neurodiverse people from home, through school and into the world work.


  • Providing lectures on research methodology for postgraduate students with emphasis on the philosophy of research.
  • Facilitating learning for postgraduate diploma in learning support – remedial education
  • Facilitating learning on education and teaching studies for students qualified in other fields who want to study to be teachers
  • Facilitating learning on education studies with emphasis on adolescent learning


  • Philosophy of Botho/Ubuntu in research
  • Career transitioning of people with disability
  • Disability and social justice
  • Neurodiversity in education

Community engagement

  • Centre for neurodiversity
  • Disability
  • Career transitioning