Dr. Mmaphuti Mamaleka is a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work, in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (FHSSE). Dr Mamaleka is a social work lecturer at the University of Venda since 2014. She has worked as a social work supervisor with the Department of Social Development. Her teaching focus at University of Venda  is on social work supervision and management, as well as field work practice dealing mainly with case work method. Her specialization field is on supervision and management in social work both for students and practitioners in the field. Her areas of interest includes parenting, advocacy for afrocentric aspects particulary indigenous knowledge systems and its contribution and gender based violence issues. She is supervising student research projects in both under-graduate and graduate degree levels. She is engaged in research through presentations in both national and international conferences, reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her research work includes:

  • Mokgale Makgopa and Mmaphuti Mamaleka. The psychodynamics of orality: Reflecting on protest songs during and after apartheid in South Africa. South African Journal of African Languages. 2019 Volume 39 No 03 pages 305-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2019.1672340
  • Mmaphuti Mamaleka and Mokgale Makgopa. Integrating Lessons Enclosed in Proverbs in Social Work to Enhance Socially Acceptable Behaviour in Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach. African Journal of Developmental studies. 2021.Volume 11, Number 2, June 2021 pp 93-113. https://doi.org/10.31920/2634-3649/2021/v11n2a5
  • Mmaphuti Mamaleka. Analysis of African indigenous parenting practices from social work and Afrocentricity perspective: which lessons to draw? in M.G Mapaya, (ed.). 2021. African Epistemology in the 21st Century: The Human and Social Science’s Perspective, University of Venda, Limpopo Province. (book chapter)

Department: Department of Social Work
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: D Phil SW (UWC), MSW (UOFS) BA(SW) (UNIN), PGDIP (UKZN) HRM Certificate (UNISA)
Phone: +2715 962 8642
Email: Mmaphuti.mamaleka@univen.ac.za
Office No: C7-6 Political science building