Khumo is a skilled and informed urban planner with research expertise in national, provincial and local policies that inform urban development in South Africa. She prides herself in being a researcher with a demonstrated ability to conceptualise research projects and implement them; to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. She has extensive knowledge in research conceptualisation; data analysis using both qualitative and quantitative methods; providing key findings and recommendations in the areas of urban development, spatial planning, international, national and local and policies; municipal planning, municipal governance and finance programmes and implementation processes; as well as expertise in foresight and long-term urban planning for South African municipalities.