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Associate Professor Mzikazi Nduna

QualificationsBA, HDipEd (Pg), BAHons, MA, PhD
Phone 0117174168
Organisational Unit School of Human & Community Development

Sexual and reproductive health. HIV, Mental health and gender based violence. Women and young people.


Mzikazi Nduna (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has 21 years working experience as an educator, facilitator, trainer and currently a lecturer. She has worked as a high school educator, community facilitator and trainer-of-trainers in the fields of health, education and social development. She has co-authored 51 peer reviewed journal articles, 3 book chapters, presented in international and local conferences. She develops generic training material for research field workers for related studies. She is registered with the South African Council of Educators; registration number 221861.



  1. Sikweyiya, Y., Nduna, M., Khuzwayo, N., Mthombeni, A., & Mashamba-Thompson, T. P. (2016). Gender-based violence and absent fathers: a scoping review protocol. BMJ open, 6(6), e010154. Available:
  2. Jewkes, R., Nduna, M., Jama-Shai, N., Chirwa, E., & Dunkle, K. (2016). Understanding the Relationships between Gender Inequitable Behaviours, Childhood Trauma and Socio-Economic Status in Single and Multiple Perpetrator Rape in Rural South Africa: Structural Equation Modelling. PloS one, 11(5), e0154903. Available:
  3. Bowman, B., Stevens, G., Eagle, G., Langa, M., Kramer, S., Kiguwa, P., & Nduna, M. (2015). The second wave of violence scholarship: South African synergies with a global research agenda. Social Science & Medicine, 146, 243-248.doi:
  4. Peace Kiguwa, Mzikazi Nduna, Andile Mthombeni, Polite Chauke, Naledi Selebano & Nontobeko Dlamini (2015). Half of the picture: Interrogating common sense gendered beliefs surrounding sexual harassment practices in higher education. Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity.
  5. Nduna, M., & Sikweyiya, Y. (2015). Silence from young women’s narratives of absent, unknown and undisclosed fathers from Mpumalanga, South Africa. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 24(2) pp 536-545