School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Zifikile Phindile Shangase

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Zifikile Phindile Shangase

AL: Teaching & Learning, Lecturer

Discipline Community Development

Contact Number 031-260-2573

Campus Howard College Campus

Office Address Denis Shepstone C718

Last Updated 6 months ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD Public Health. Study topic: ‘Barrier identification to smoking cessation for drug resistant tuberculosis patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: developing an intervention model’. University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • 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).





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

Community Engagement

  • Dr. 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.