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Dr. A. Makuyana

Senior Lecturer

Dr. A. Makuyana

DPhil in Social Work (University of Fort Hare), MSc in Social Work (University of Fort Hare), BSc in Social Work (University of Fort Hare)

Research Areas: Clinical Social Work, Community Development, Child welfare and Child Protection

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Publications 

  1. Mushonga, L, T., Mbulayi, S, P, & Makuyana, A. (2018). Rethinking 4th year Social Work Internship in South Africa: Challenges, Implications and Prospects. International Journal of Social Relevance and Concern, 6(6), pp.7-12.
  2. Mbulayi, S, P., & Makuyana, A. (2017). From a vision to action: Making the national drug master plan(s)work in South Africa. Journal of Sociology Social Anthropology, 8(12), pp.82-88.
  3. Makuyana, A., & Kangethe, S, M. (2015). Exploring care and protection offered to OVCs in care institutions with examples from South Africa and Botswana. Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1-2), pp.105-112.
  4. Makuyana, A., & Kangethe, S, M. (2014). Re-thinking and re-conceptualizing child care institutionalization in South Africa: effects and impacts on OVCs. Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1-2), pp. 121-128.
  5. Kangethe, S, M., & Makuyana, A. (2014). Ophans and vulnerable children (OVC) care institutions: exploring their possible damage to children in a few countries of the developing world. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2), pp 117-124.

Dr. E. Mtetwa

Senior Lecturer


Dr. E. Mtetwa 
PhD in Social studies (UZ), Master of Social Work (UZ), Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) (UZ)
Research Areas: Disability, Empowerment and Participation in Public life, Human Rights, Social Justice,  Citizen Participation and Public policy, Social policy, poverty reduction, social development  and social protection, Rural development, livelihoods, rural industrialisation and sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction.
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Published Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Mtetwa E. (2010). The Place of Persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwean Society [International Journal of Social Sciences Volume 2, Number 5, pp (1-6)].
  2. Mtetwa E. (2010). Understanding the Plight of Persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwe and its Policy implications [International Journal of Humanities, Volume 2, Number 3, pp (115-123)].
  3. Mtetwa E. (2011). Cross-cutting issues: Disability and the Constitution Making Process for Zimbabwe. [The Indian Journal of Social Work, Volume 72, Issue 2 pp (93-112)].
  4. Mtetwa E. (2011). The Policy Dimensions of Exclusion: Disability as Charity and not Right in Zimbabwe. [The Indian Journal of Social Work, Volume 72, Issue 3, pp (381-398)].
  5. Mtetwa E. (2012). The Dilemma of Social Difference: Disability and Institutional Discrimination in Zimbabwe. Australian Journal of Human Rights. Volume 18 Number 1 (2012) pp (169-184).
  6. Mtetwa E. (2013). The Tenacity of Tradition: Disability and the New Constitution for Zimbabwe.  Research Open Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. Volume 1, Number 1pp (1-11).
  7. Mtetwa E. (2013). The Ghost of Culture: The budget as an Instrument of Exclusion in Zimbabwe.  The Indian Journal of social Work. Volume 74, Number 3 & 4) pp (411-431) July – Oct 2013.
  8. Mtetwa E. and Muchacha M. (2013). Towards A National Social Protection Policy: Knowledge and Lessons from a Comparative Analysis of the Design and Implementation of Public Assistance and Harmonized Social Cash Transfer Programmes in Zimbabwe. In the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  9. Mtetwa E. and Zinyemba L. (2013). Understanding Health Literacy: Health Policy and the Challenge of grassroots participation. Journal of Behavioral Sciences in Asia. (2013) Vol. 1 No. 3 pp 2-15.
  10. Mtetwa E., Dziro C. and Takaza S. (2013). Poverty and Rural Development; Tapping from grassroots.  International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention. (2013) Vol. 2 Issue 5 pp 21-35.
  11. Mtetwa E. and Muridzo N. G. (2013). Analysis of the 2013 national budget statement and its implications for social work practice in Zimbabwe.  Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.  13, Issue 5, pp (1-6). (July – August 2013).
  1. Nyikahadzoi K., Chikwaiwa B. K. and Mtetwa E. (2013). Determinants of School attendance among Children with Disability in Zimbabwe and Implication on disability Policy.  In Zimbabwe Journal of Education Research.  25, Issue 2, pp (167-182) July 2013.
  2. Mtetwa E. and Muchacha M. (2013). The price of professional silence: Social work and human rights in Zimbabwe.  In African Journal of Social Work. Vol. 3 No. 1 pp (19-43) August 2013.
  3. Mtetwa E. and Nyikahadzoi K. (2014) Socioeconomic circumstances of children with disabilities in Zimbabwe: Implications for human and social capital development. Journal of Social Development in Africa. Volume 28, No. 2, pp (31-51).
  4. Dziro C., Mtetwa E., Mukamuri B., and Chikwaiwa B. K. (2013). Challenges faced by western-modeled residential care institutions in preparing the residents for meaningful re-integration into society: A case study of a Harare-based children’s home. Journal of Social Development in Africa.  Volume 28, No. 2, pp (113-130).
  5. Muchacha M. and Mtetwa E. (2014). Social and Economic Barriers to Exclusive Breast Feeding in Rural Zimbabwe. In International Journal of MCH and AIDS. Volume 3 Issue 1 pp(256-261)
  6. Muchacha M. and Mtetwa E. (2014). Beyond the Bio-Medical Orthodoxies: Socio-Economic and Attitudinal Impediments to Inclusive Breast Feeding in Rural Zimbabwe and Possible Roles of Social Workers and Interventions to Promotes its Uptake. In Journal of Social Work/Maastkaplike Werk Vol. 51 (1) pp (63-79).
  7. Mtetwa E., Nyikahadzoi K., Matsika A.B., Shava N. and Chikwaiwa B. K. (2015). Perceived Risks of Social Media on children: The Case of Pupils from Four Selected Harare Schools. In Zimbabwe Child Monitor Women’s University Child Sensitive Social Policies pp 31-38.
  8. Muchacha M. and Mtetwa E. (2015). Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse in Zimbabwe: Towards A Socio Ecological of Prevention. In the Journal of Social Work Practitioner – Researcher.  Vol 27 (1), pp 118-136.
  9. Mtetwa E. and Ruparanganda W. (2016). Disability and the quest for bureaucratic representation in Zimbabwe. The Indian Journal of Social Work Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 33-46.
  10. Muchacha M., Dziro C. and Mtetwa E. (2016). The Implications of neoliberalism for the care of orphans in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice.  Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, Vol. 28, Number 2, pp 84-93.
  11. Mtetwa E. (2016). Implementation of Appropriate Minimum Body of Knowledge in Training and Practice of Social Work in Zimbabwe. In African Journal of Social Work.  Volume 6, No. 1 (42-50).
  12. Mtetwa E. 2017. Disability at the crossroads: The culture of exclusion and the 2013 constitution for Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa, Vol 31, No 2): Pp 25 – 48.
  13. Mtetwa E. (2018). Rural Social Security for Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities for State and Non-State Actors. Journal of Social Development in Africa, Vol 33 No, 1.
  14. Mtetwa E. (2018). Corruption, Institutional Decay and Social Capital: The Case of Zimbabwe Republic Police. Review of Human Factor Studies, Volume 24 No.1: 66-80.
  15. Mtetwa E. (2018). Disability and the challenge of Unemployment in Zimbabwe: a Social Protection Perspective. African Journal of Social Work. Vol8 No.2: 78-84.

 

Chapter(s) published in a Book

  1. Mugumbate J. and Mtetwa E. (2014) ‘People with disabilities in Zimbabwe’ in Nyanguru A. c. and Nyoni C. Editors. Promoting Social Work for Zimbabwe’s Development. Bindura, Bindura University Press.
  2. Mtetwa E. (2014) ‘Disability Policy and Practice in Zimbabwe’ in Mugumbate J., Dodo O., Maushe F., Ruparanganda L., Zembere M., Makwerere D., Ngwerume E. and Mtetwa E. (Eds) Development Policy and Practice: Making use of Population Census Data in Zimbabwe. Harare, IDA Publishers.
  3. Mtetwa E. and Ruparanganda L. (2015). Social Policy and Legislation in Zimbabwe in Social Work Conversion Examination Modules. Council of Social Workers. Harare: Council of social Workers.
  4. Mtetwa E. and Muchacha M. (2017). Decolonizing childcare practice in rural Zimbabwe: embracing local cultures in Gray M. (Editor). (2017). The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa. London: Routledge.

Dr. M. Mundau

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer


Dr M. Mundau 
Key Research Areas: Child protection, Social security, Community development and livelihoods
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Cell: +263 785 343 512

 

Publications

    1. Manomano, T & Mundau, M. (2017). Preserving Human Dignity: Promises and Pitfalls: A South African Perspective. International Social Work Journal 00 (0)1–12 org/10.1177/0020872817712567. Sage Publications.
    2. Mundau, M. (2017). Principles of Child sensitive Social Protection. Teaching Module. Mt Pleasant, Women's University in Africa Education Service Centre.
    3. Mundau, M. and Tanga, P. T. (2017). The Community Development Workers’ Programme in support of the War-on Poverty Programme. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, Volume 29, Number 2, 2017- #2728. University of South Africa Press.
    4. Mundau, M. and Tanga, P. T. (2017). Analysing the Community Development Worker (CDW) Program’s Impact in Linking Citizens to Social Grants on Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 8(4): 199-208 (2017) 10.1080/09766634.2017.139388.
    5. Mundau, M & Tanga, P. T. (2016). An assessment of the level of community participation and localisation of decision–making in the donor-funded projects in Zimbabwe. Perspectives on Global Development &Technology Volume 15. Issue 6 pages 716 - ISSN: 1569-1500 E-ISSN: 1569-1497.

Dr. V. Mabvurira

Senior Lecturer


Dr. V. Mabvurira 

PhD Social Work (UZ), Master of Social Work, Degree (UZ), Bachelor of Social Work Honours Degree (UZ).
Research Areas: Indigenous Knowledge Systems, climate Change, Child Welfare Policy and Practice, Religion Spirituality and Social Work, Psycho-Social Aspects of Chronic Illnesses. 

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Publications

  1. Mabvurira, V & Mpambela, M. 2019. Climate change and resilience of child headed households in Buhera District. In I Chirisa and C Mabeza, Community resilience under the impact of urbanisation and climate change: Cases and experiences from Zimbabwe. Bamenda: Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group.
  2. Mabvurira, V &Makhubele, JC. 2018. Afrocentric methodology, a missing pillar in Africa social work education, research and training. In AL Shokane, JC Makhubele and LV Blitz, Issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education, Cape Town: Oasis Publishing.
  3. Makhubele, JC.,Matlakala, FK & Mabvurira, V. 2018. Engendering social work values in social work education and training. In AL Shokane, JC Makhubele and LV Blitz, Issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education, Cape Town: Oasis Publishing.
  4. Mabvurira, V & Makhubele, JC.2018. Influence of Shona beliefs in understanding illness: Implications for indegenous social work practice in Zimbabwe. Theologia ViatorumJournal of Theology and Religion in Africa 42 (1): 77-99.  
  5. Makhubele, JC., Matlakala,FK& Mabvurira, V. 2018. Exploring language as an impediment to or a resource for the indigenisaqtion of social work education. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, 30 (1): 1-20.
  6. Mabvurira, V. 2018. Making sense of African thought in Social work practice in Zimbabwe. International Social Work (online firsthttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020872818797997)
  7. Mabvurira, V &Makhubele, JC. 2018. Children of the forests: Child gatherers and traders in non-wood forest products in the Mazowe Valley area in Zimbabwe.International Journal of Modern Anthropology, 2 (11): 48-2.
  8. Mabvurira, V., Chigevenga, R., Kambarami, F., Chavhi, R & Nyoni, C. 2017. The realities of children in prostitution in Zimbabwe: A case of Beitbridge and Plumtree border towns.Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal, 18(2):68-76.
  9. Mpambela, M &Mabvurira, V. 2017. “Effects of Climate Change and their Indelible Impact on the Social Work Profession in Zimbabwe”. African Journal of Social Work, 7(2):51-59.
  10. Makhubele, J.C., Chimbera, A.P., Mutema, E.T &Mabvurira, V. 2016. Religious beliefs and practicescontributing towards child abuse and neglect: The case of Johanne Masowe Yechishanu Apostolic Sect, Harare Zimbabwe. Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal, 17 (2):37-58.
  11. Shirindi, ML., Makhubele, JC., Mabvurira, V& Fraeyman, J .2015. Social exclusion among women living in rural areas suffering from hypertension: The case of Dikgale Communities. Journal of Human Ecology, 49 (3): 189-196.
  12. Mabvurira, V; Makhubele, JC & Shirindi, L. 2015.“Healing practices in JohaneMasoweChishanu church: Toward Afrocentric social work with African initiated church communities”.Studies on Ethno-medicine 9 (3): 425-434.
  13. Mabvurira, V &Makhubele, JC. 2014. “Eurocentric spiritual hegemony, an impediment to the incorporation of African spirituality in social work practice in Zimbabwe”. TheologiaViatorum: Journal of Theology and Religion in Africa 38 (1): 78-95.
  14. Dodo, O & Mabvurira, V. 2013.“Politicisation of development by Civil Society Organisations: A case of Zimbabwe”. International Journal of Asian Social Science 2 (10): 1867-1876.
  15. Mabvurira, V & Nyanguru, AC. 2013.“Spiritually sensitive social work, a missing link in Zimbabwe”. African Journal of Social Work 3 (1):65-81.
  16. Muchinako, GA, Mabvurira, V & Chinyenze, P. 2013. “Mental illness and the Shona people of Zimbabwe”. Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences 2(3): 160-172.
  17. Mabvurira, V & Matsika, AB. 2013. An analysis of the response of traditional cultural leaders to the appearance of homosexuality as a public topic in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Politics and Good Governance, 4 (4.3): 1-12
  18. Motsi, PD; Banda, RG &Mabvurira V.2012“Traditional Practices and uptake of female condoms in Zimbabwe”.Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies3 (3): 365-370.
  19. Mabvurira, V; Muchinako, GA & Maushe, F. 2012.“Attitudes, knowledge and perceptions about homosexuality among undergraduate social work students at the University of Zimbabwe School of Social Work”. Research Journal of Social Science and Management 2 (8): 14-22.
  20. Mabvurira, V; Motsi, PD: Masuka, T & Chigondo EE. 2012. “The politics of sexual identities in Zimbabwe: a social work perspective”. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 3(13): 218-223.
  21. Masuka, T; Banda RG; Mabvurira, V& Frank, R.2012.“Preserving the future: Social Protection Programmes for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Zimbabwe: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 2 (12): 59-66.
  22. Mabvurira, V;Masuka, T; Banda, RG& Frank, R. 2012.“A situational analysis of former commercial farm workers in Zimbabwe: A decade after the Jambanja”. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Science3 (3): 221-228.
  23. Mabvurira, V. 2011.“An investigation into the socio-economic factors surrounding female sex work in Zimbabwe: A case of Mazowe District”. African Women’s Journal, Volume 2, January to June (2011):47-51.

Mr Matsika

Lecturer


Mr. A. B. Matsika 
Key Research Areas: Child protection, Deviance, Child marriage
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Publications
1. Sammon E., Rumble L., Nolan A., Matsika A.B, Godwin M. & Mayanga, N. (2014) ‘Make the Promise True: a monitoring and evaluation framework for measuring quality in child protection service delivery in Zimbabwe.’ Child Indicators Research Journal.

2. Chikwaiwa, B.K, Nyikahadzoi, K & Matsika, A.B (2013) ‘The determinants of social capital and their role on psychosocial well-being of orphans and other vulnerable adolescents in Zimbabwe.’ Zambezia Journal of Humanities Vol. 40, Nos. i/ii 2013

3. Matsika, A.B, Muridzo, N.G, Nyanguru, A.C & Dzingirayi, V (2013) ‘Innocent inmates; the situation of children living with their mothers in prison: A case study of Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Female Prison.’ Journal of Social Development in Africa Volume 28 Number 2.

4. Takaza, S. Nyikahadzoi, K., Chikwaiwa, B.K., Matsika, A.B., Muchinako, G.A. & Ndlovu, E. (2013) ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Alternative Care Approaches on Psychosocial Well-being of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Zimbabwe.’ Journal of Social Development in Africa Volume 28 Number 2.

5. Belamino K. Chikwaiwa, Kefasi Nyikahadzoi, Abel B. Matsika & Charles Dziro. (2013) ‘Factors that enhance intrapersonal wellness of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) in institutions and community-based settings in Zimbabwe.’ Journal of Social Development in Africa Volume 28 Number 2.

6. Mabvurira,V & Matsika,A.B. (2014) ‘An analysis of the response of traditional cultural leaders to the appearance of homosexuality as a public topic in Zimbabwe’. International Journal of Politics and Good Governance.Vol:4,Number 4.3

7. Muchinako A.G, Matsika A.B & Muchinako, M (2013) Graffiti: Deviance or a sigh of and for suppressed expressions? The International Journal of Social Science and Management. Vol. 03, Number: 03

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