Qualifications: BA, UED, Hons, B.SocScie (EAP), D.Phil (Psychology (University of Pretoria), Master of Science (Health Professions Education) (University of Maastricht)
Email address: makonde@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 13 Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Building



Prof. Makondelele Makatu received her Doctoral Degree from the University of Pretoria. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Venda. She has worked for 20 years in the higher education sector. She specialises in Social Sciences Research in Psychology and has published extensively in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

1          Radzilani-Makatu, M. and Chauke, K.N., 2019. Gender-based violence: exploring the concept through the eyes of abused married women. Gender and behaviour, 17(3), pp.13455-13468.

2          Sadiki, M.C., Radzilani-Makatu, M. and Zikhali, M.P., 2018. Acquired physical disability: Personal meanings in a rural South African setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa28(6), pp.514-517.

3          Bassey A.I., Radzilani-Makatu M., Zikhali P.T. & Makgopa, M. 2018. The role of socio-cultural factors and parenting practices on the prevalence of teenage pregnancy in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 9(3), 69-79.


Prof. Makatu has extensively supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students and is the current co-ordinator Teaching and Learning, and Quality Assurance co Ordinator in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda.


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