Dr Rendani Tshifhumulo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arts and Social Sciences. She has worked for over 20 years in the higher education sector. She is the current Head of the Department of Arts and Social Sciences, member of the Ethical Research Committee, SER, SENATE, Faculty Higher Degree Committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. She specialises in Medical Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Contemporary Social Problems, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Culture. Dr Tshifhumulo has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. She has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

1) Tshifhumulo R and Makhanikhe J. (2021). “Handbook of Research on Protecting and Managing Global Indigenous Knowledge  Systems,”

2) Makhanikhe, T. J.; Tshifhumulo, R. & Matshidze, P.E.  (2021) The use of Signs and Symbols in Communication amongst the Vhavenda.  (book chapter) IGI Global, USA.

3) Tshifhumulo, R. (2021) Depicting the Vhavenda Women Initiation Schools and their Cultural Practices in Limpopo Province. (book chapter) IGI Global, USA.

4) Tshifhumulo R. and Ramaite-Mafadza E. (2021) The Elucidation of Marriage: A Case of Vhavenda Indigenous Culture. (book chapter from) Mapaya (2021) “African Epistemology in the 21st Century: Human and Social Science’s Perspectives” University of Venda, SA.

Department: Department of Arts and Social Sciences
Designation: Senior lecturer and Head of Department
Qualifications: BA, (Hons), PGDip in Education (Rhodes University), MA (UP), PhD (Univen)
Phone: +2715 962 8404
Email: Rendani.tshifhumulo@univen.ac.za
Office No: O3, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

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