Prof Maria Sonto Maputle is a Professor in the Department of Advanced Nursing Science. S/he has worked for over 25 years in the higher education sector. She specialised in Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing; and has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

  • Makhado F., Davhana-Maselesele M., Lebese, RT & Maputle, MS (2020). Factors facilitating trained NIMART nurses’ adherence to treatment guidelines: a vital matter in the management of TB/HIV treatment in South Africa. BMC Nursing. 19:77
  • Ramavhoya, IT., Maputle, MS., & Lebese RT. (2020). Can women’s lives be saved from hypertensive disorders during pregnancy? Experiences of South African Midwives. (Afr J Reprod Health 2020; 24[2]: 152-163);
  • Maputle, M.S., Ramavhoya, I.T., Ramathuba, D.U., Lebese, R.T. & Netshikweta, L.M., (2020). ‘Managers’ support on implementation of maternal guidelines, Limpopo province, South Africa’, Curationis 43(1), a1949. curationis.v43i1.1949.

She has also written 6 book chapters. Since 2009 to date, she has successfully supervised/ mentored 55 Honours students, Masters 25 and 7 as a co-supervisor. Promoted 19 PhDs and 6 as a co-promoter. Prof Maputle is a C3 NRF rated researcher (2021-2026). Prof Maputle was an Acting HOD in 2020 in the Department of Advanced Nursing, Chairperson of the  of Research Ethics Human and Clinical Subpanel within the Research and Innovation Unit at the University of Venda and the Chairperson of the Limpopo Provincial Research Committee in the Premiers’ office, Limpopo Province and a Research Committee member of the Department of Health, Limpopo Province.

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Full name: Maria Sonto Maputle
Designation: Professor
Qualifications: BA (Cur) degree (UNISA), Major courses Nursing Education and Community Nursing Science (Occupational Health Nursing); M.Cur (Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science) (RAU); Diploma in Advance Nursing Science (Health Service Management) (UNISA); Advanced Research Methodology (RAU); D.CUR in Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing (UJ).
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