Full name: Fhatuwani James Takalani

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA ED, BAHPSY, MA, PHD
Email address: james.takalani@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 31-Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Building


Dr Fhatuwani James Takalani is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. He has worked for over 17 years in the higher education sector. He specialises in  IKS, bereavement, psychological assessment, social issues and has published in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are:

1. Musekwa, O.P., Mulaudzi, T.M., Takalani, J.F. and Makhado, L., 2021. Correctional rehabilitation programmes’ effectiveness: A phenomenological study of recidivists in a South African setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa31(1), pp.102-106.

2. Baloyi, T. and Takalani, F., 2017. Coping resources of psychological stress utilised by orphans in Magona village of Malamulele community in Limpopo Province, South Africa. International Journal of Arts and Sciences9(04), pp.341-348.

3. Maxwell, G.M., Radzilani-Makatu, M. and Takalani, J.F., 2016. Awareness of prevention of teenage pregnancy amongst secondary school learners in Makhado municipality. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine8(2), pp.1-5.

He has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students.  Dr FJ Takalani is the current Head of the Department of Psychology, Project Head of Ubuntu Mental Health and Covid-19 Sub-committees in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda. Dr Takalani is currently serving as a co-opted member of the Education, Training and Registration Committee in HPCSA under the Board of Psychology. He is an additional member of the African Journal of Psychological Assessment. He is currently serving as an external examiner for Masters and PHDs for different universities in South Africa and a reviewer for African Health Sciences Journal. Dr Takalani has served as a reviewer for NRF proposals for funding.

Links to other profiles:

Academia edu: James Takalani (researchgate.net)

Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7492-8413

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