About the Office

In welcoming you to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education we would like to offer our assistance to you as incipient scholars. Research and Postgraduate Studies is an area that will interest those among you who wish to pursue careers in Policy Analysis, Political Commentators, Journalists, Professionally Trained Teachers, Trained Preachers of the word of God, Historian and Lexicographers to mentioned but some of them. The world of research and postgraduate studies needs dedication and a nuanced sense of commitment. We are here to help you complete your studies within the prescribed times and go and make an impact in society. Some of you may, out of the research you conduct, end up becoming entrepreneurs. The country needs people skilled in research to transform our educational and political landscapes of our country. The advent of the 4IR also opens up opportunities that make the “new” world an exciting and technologically savvy one.

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Research and Postgraduate Studies. Starting with Honours students to Doctoral candidates we are looking forward to helping you explore new horizons with your cutting-edge research input and make new discoveries part of which we are persuaded will be published in accredited scientific / academic journals to help change mindsets. The portfolio is responsible for developing Master and Doctoral students/candidates to the highest standards to enable them to successfully complete their studies in the minimum possible time by organizing seminars and workshops for them. It is also responsible for research development within Faculty. This includes organizing seminars and workshops for supervisors/promoters.

NRF Rated Researchers

Prof Bongani D Bantwini
Faculty Executive Dean
Rating: C2
Year rating obtained: 2019

Prof Mokgale Makgopa
Chairperson of the Faculty Interim Board
Rating: C3
Year rating obtained: 2016

Prof Geoff Mapaya
Department of Arts and Social Sciences
Rating: C3
Year rating obtained: 2016

Dr Isaac Ndlovu
Department of English, Media Studies and Linguistics
Rating: C3
Year rating obtained: 2019

Dr Tendai Chari
Department of English, Media Studies and Linguistics
Rating: C3
Year rating obtained: 2018

Research output

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Research funding

Name of funder: Fundisa for Change
Project funded and project duration: Keep it Cool-Climate Change Education (2020-2022)
Amount: R293 250.00

Research Journal

Journal of Education Studies (JES)
ISSN(Print): 1680-7456
First published: 2003
Submit a paper: Manuscripts and correspondence should be forwarded to Editorial Secretary jes@univen.ac.za

Staff profile

Full names: Prof Mashudu C Mashige
Designation: Research Professor
Qualifications: BA Ed, BA Hons (English) [UL], MA , D Litt et Phil (English) [UJ], ALPC (Maccuavlei Training Centre)
Phone: +27 (0) 15 962 8496
Email: Mashudu.Mashige@univen.ac.za
Office No: 30, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Full names: Prof Takalani Samuel Mashau
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualifications: Doctor of Education (Univen)
Phone: +2715 962 9801
Email: takalani.mashau@univen.ac.za
Office No: FF31, New Education Building

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