The Director of the Unit has engaged in the following community engagement programmes:
- Chairperson: Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) 1997 – 1999.
- Chairperson: Board of Mc Cord Hospital. 1996-present
- Chairperson: Board of the Centre for Policy Studies 2004-2007.
- Board Memberships: Hexagon Trust.1988-present
- Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. Vatican City Rome. 1994-present
- Board Member: Human sciences Research Council: 2010-2013