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Dr. E. Mtetwa

Senior Lecturer


Dr. E. Mtetwa 
DPhil Social Work; MSc in Social Work; BSc in Social Work
Key Research Areas: public policy, disability studies, rights and child welfare.
Contact:
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Cell: +263 712 518 130

 

Publications

  1. Mtetwa, E. (2017). Disability at the crossroads: The culture of exclusion and the 2013 constitution for Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 31(2), 25 – 48.
  2. Mtetwa E. (2010) The Place of Persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwean Society. International Journal of Social Sciences, 2(5), pp.1-6.
  3. Mtetwa E. (2010) Understanding the Plight of Persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwe and its Policy implications. International Journal of Humanities, 2(3), pp.115-123.
  4. Mtetwa E. (2011) Cross-cutting issues: Disability and the constitution making process for Zimbabwe. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 72(2), pp. 257-275.
  5. Mtetwa E. (2011). The Policy Dimensions of Exclusion: Disability as Charity and not Right in Zimbabwe. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 72(3), pp.73-90.
  6. Mtetwa E. (2012) The Dilemma of Social Difference: Disability and Institutional Discrimination in Zimbabwe. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 18(1), pp.169-184.
  7. Mtetwa E. (2013) The Ghost of Culture: The budget as an instrument of discrimination in Zimbabwe. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 74 (3&4), pp. 365 -386.
  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. The Journal of Humanities and Social sciences, 6(6.1), pp.1-19.
  9. Mtetwa, E. and Zinyemba L. (2013) Understanding health literacy: health policy and the challenge of grassroots participation. Journal of Behavioral Sciences in Asia, 3, pp 1-15.
  10. Mtetwa E., Dziro C. and Takaza S. (2013) Poverty and rural development; tapping from the grassroots. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, 2(5), pp.21-35.
  11. Mtetwa, E. and Muridzo N.G. (2013) An analysis of the 2013 national budget statement and its implications for social work practice in Zimbabwe. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 13(4), pp55-61.
  12. Nyikahadzoi, K., Chikwaiwa B.K. and Mtetwa E. (2013) Determinants of school attendance among children with Disability in Zimbabwe and implication on disability policy. Zimbabwe Journal of Education Research, 25(4), pp. 167-181.
  13. Mtetwa E. and Muchacha M. (2013) The price of professional silence: social work and human rights in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Social Work, 3(1), pp.19-43.
  14. Mtetwa, E. and Nyikahadzoyi K. (2014) Socioeconomic circumstances of children with disabilities in Zimbabwe: Implications for human and social capital development. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 28(2), pp.31-52.
  15. Dziro, C., Mtetwa E., Mukamuri, B.,& Chikwaiwa, B.K. (2013) Challenges faced by western-modelled 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, 28(2), pp.113-130.
  16. Muchacha, M., & Mtetwa, E (2014) Social and Economic Barriers to Exclusive Breast Feeding in Rural Zimbabwe. International Journal of MCH and AIDS, 3(1), pp. 256-261.
  17. 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. Journal of Social Work, 51 (1), pp.
  18. Muchacha M. and Mtetwa E. (2015) Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse in Zimbabwe: Towards A Socio Ecological of Prevention. The Journal of Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, 27 (1), pp.118 -136.
  19. Mtetwa, E., & Ruparanganda, W. (2016). Disability and the quest for bureaucratic representation in Zimbabwe. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 77(1), pp33-46.
  20. Muchacha, M., Dziro, C. & 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, 28(2), pp. 84-93.


Book Chapters

  1. Mtetwa, E and Muchacha, M. (2017). ‘Decolonizing childcare practice in rural Zimbabwe: Embracing local cultures’, In Grey, M (Ed). African handbook of social work and social development. New York: Routledge.
  2. Mugumbate J and Mtetwa E (2014) ‘Persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe’ in Nyanguru A.C and Nyoni C (editors) Promoting Social Work for Zimbabwe’s Development. Bindura, Bindura University Press.
  3. Mtetwa E. (2014) ‘Disability Policy and Practice in Zimbabwe’. In: Mugumbate J. and Mtetwa E (Eds) Development Policy and Practice: Making use of Population Census Data in Zimbabwe. Harare, IDA Publishers.
  4. 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.
  5. Mtetwa E. and Muchacha M. (2016). Decolonised social work practice in the care and protection of children in rural Zimbabwe. In Gray M (Editor). (2016). Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa. London: Routledge.

Dr. M. Mundau

Senior Lecturer


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

 

Publications

  1. Manonomano, T. and Mundau, M. (2017). Preserving Human Dignity: Promises and Pitfalls: A South African Perspective. International Social Work, 60(6), 1358-1369.
  2. Tanga, P. T &Mundau, M. (2014). The impact of donor-funded community empowerment projects on poverty alleviation in Zimbabwe. Perspectives Of Global Development And Technology Journal, 13 (4): 465-480.Doi10.1163/15691497-12341312.
  3. Kang’ethe. S. M., Mundau. M. &Manomano. T. (2015).Exploring the Extent to which Child Support Grants (CSG) Meet the Needs of the Beneficiaries in South Africa: The Case of the 2010 Study in Ntselamanzi Village, Eastern Cape Province. Kamla-Raj, Stud Tribes, 13(1): 66 – 72 (2015).

Dr. V. Mabvurira

Senior Lecturer


Dr. V. Mabvurira 
Key Research Areas: religion, spirituality, indigenous knowledge systems, chronic illness, socio-economic problems
Contact:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., vmabvurira@@sociol.uz.ac.zw 
Cell: +263 773710399

 

Publications

1. Mabvurira, V., Makhubele, J. C. and Shirindi, L. (2015). Healing practices in Johane Masowe Chishanu church: Toward Afrocentric social work with African initiated church communities .Studies on Ethno-medicine 9 (3): 425-434.
2. Mabvurira, V. and Makhubele, J.C. (2014). Eurocentric spiritual hegemony, an impediment to the incorporation of African spirituality in social work practice in Zimbabwe. Theologia Viatorum: Journal of Theology and Religion in Africa 38 (1): 78-95.

3. Dodo, O. and Mabvurira, V. (2013). Politicisation of development by Civil Society Organisations: A case of Zimbabwe. International Journal of Asian Social Science 2 (10): 1867-1876.

4. Mabvurira, V and Nyanguru, A.C. (2013) Spiritually sensitive social work, a missing link in Zimbabwe”.African Journal of Social Work 3 (1):65-81.

5. Muchinako, GA, Mabvurira, V and Chinyenze, P. (2013). Mental illness and the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences 2(3):160-172.

6. Motsi, P.D., Banda, R.G. and 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.

7. 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.

8. Mabvurira, V. Motsi, P.D., Masuka, T. and Chigondo, E. E. (2012). The politics of sexual identities in Zimbabwe: a social work perspective. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 3(13): 218-223.

9. Masuka, T., Banda, R.G., Mabvurira, V. and 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.

10. Mabvurira, V., Masuka, T., Banda, R.G. and 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.

11. 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 2(11): 47-51.

Mr Matsika

Lecturer


Mr. A. B. Matsika 
Key Research Areas: Child protection, Deviance, Child marriage
Contact:
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Cell: +263 712 623 128

 

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

Mr Muchinako

Lecturer


Mr G. A. Muchinako 
DPhil student; MSc in Social Work; BSc in Social Work
Key Research Areas: Gerentelogy, Sexual Reproductive Health, Livelihoods, Community Development.
Contact:
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Cell: +263 779 034 610

 

Publications

1. 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

2. 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.

3. Chikwaiwa. B.K, Muchinako. G. A and Nyanguru. A. C (2013) Children living and/or working on the streets in Harare: Issues and challenges. Journal for Social Development in Africa, Volume 28, Number 2.(13).

4. Chikwaiwa. B. K, Takaza. S, Nyikahadzoi. K, Matsika. A. B, Muchinako. G. A and Ndlovu. E (2013) A comparative analysis of the Impact of Alternative Care Approaches on Psychosocial Well-being of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children in Zimbabwe.

5. 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.

6. Muchinako, GA, Mabvurira, V and Chinyenze, P. (2013). Mental illness and the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences 2(3):160-172.

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