Phindile Shangase

Zifikile Phindile Shangase

Position Lecturer
Discipline Community Development
Phone 031 260 2573
Campus Howard College
Office Address Denis Shepstone C718

Degrees Held

  • MSc Public Health – Community Development for Public Health, Challenging Notions of Public Health, Epidemiology, Population Health Assessment. Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom.
  • Honours in Political Science – International Relations, National politics. University of Zululand, South Africa.
  • Bachelor of Education – Educational Planning, Educational & Child Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Sociopedagogics. University of Zululand, South Africa.
  • Bachelor of Arts – English, Politics. University of Natal, South Africa.

Research Interests

  • Community engagement,
  • Community-based participatory action and health promotion,
  • Community level health interventions,
  • Community and public health,
  • Evidence-based practice,
  • Information & Communication Technologies in Community Development,
  • Migrant communities & access to health services,
  • Project Planning,
  • Smoking cessation,
  • Social determinants of health,
  • Tuberculosis.

Teaching Interests

  • Health Issues in Community Development,
  • Community Profiling,
  • Introduction to Community Development,
  • Programme/Project Planning,
  • Population & Community Development,
  • Research methods (Qualitative & Mixed methods).

Journal Articles

  • Shangase P & Egbe C, O. 2015. Barriers to Accessing HIV Services for Black African Communities in Cambridgeshire, the United Kingdom. Journal of Community Health,40:20–26.

Abstract Books


  • The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Cape Town, South Africa (2 – 6 December 2015).  Workshop:Post Graduate Course in Project Management.’
  • Public Health Association of South Africa (7 – 9 October 2015) Paper presented: ‘The role of Community Development Approaches to Sustainable Smoking Cessation Interventions for Tuberculosis Patients in South Africa.
  • The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain (28 October – 1 November 2014). Paper presented:The provision of smoking cessation interventions for hospitalized drug resistance tuberculosis patients. An opportunity for South Africa.’
  • 9th Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference in collaboration with the African Federation of Public Health Associations (AFPHA). 25 – 27 September 2013. Cape Town. Workshop:Smoking Cessation’
  • 7th Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conference, 28 – 30 November 2011, Johannesburg. Paper Presented:Barrier identification to accessing HIV services for black African communities in the United Kingdom’.

Community Engagement

  • Miss Shangase’s main area of interest in community engagement is on facilitating community stakeholders around the following areas: Capacity building for health improvement and Project Planning for sustainable development.

Student Supervision (Honours, Master, PhD …)

  • Miss Shangase is currently supervising Honours and Masters candidates in the discipline of Community Development within the areas of Community Development & Health.