Ms N’wa-Phaphama Madali Dolphin Mabale is a Lecturer in the Department of Human Sciences. She has worked for over 13 years in the higher education sector. Ms Mabale has supervised Honours and master’s students and is the current coordinator of the Anthropology Section and a member of the Communication, Marketing and Website Committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. She specialises in Anthropology and Heritage Studies. Among her recent publications are two book chapters and a journal article:
1) Thambo, S., Tshifhumulo, R. & Amaechi, K. O. 2019. Resilience in Women – Strategies Female Students Employ to Deal with Online Sexual Harassment. Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa. 8 (2): 91-117.
2) Nhemachena, A. & Mabale, D. 2018. “Ethnicity”, “Nomadic” Identities and (In-)Securities in Africa: The Case of the Tsonga Speaking People of South Africa. In Mawere, M & Nhemachena, A. (eds) Rethinking Securities in an Emergent Technoscientific New World Order. Bameda: Langaa RPCIG. Pp 49-76.
3) Nhemachena, A & Mabale, D. 2018. “Conjugating Materialities and Symbols in Contemporary Africa? The Case of the Statue of King Nghunghunyani, South Africa”. In Nhemachena, A., Kangira, J and Mlambo, N. (eds) Decolonisation of Materialities or Materialisation of (Re-)Colonisation? Symbolisms, Languages, Ecocriticism and (Non)Representationalism in 21st Century Africa: Bameda: Langaa RPCIG. Pp 121-150.

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Department: Department of Human Sciences
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Univen), Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Heritage Studies) (Wits) MA (Anthropology) (Univen)
Phone: +2715 962 8342
Office no: 40, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

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