School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Zifikile Phindile Shangase

shangasep@ukzn.ac.za 031-260-2573

  • Details

  • Position Lecturer;
  • Discipline Community Development;
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressDenis Shepstone C718

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).
Selected

Publications

  • Tidings P. Ndlovu and Zifikile Phindile Shangase. Chapter 6: Civil Society Organisations & Sustainable Development: Some lessons from rural South Africa. In Aderemi, A., et al. (2018). Africa Rise Up!: Perspectives on African Renewal, Real African Publishers. ISBN No: 1928341403, 9781928341406.
  • Zifikile Phindile Shangase, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Catherine O. Egbe Barriers to Smoking Cessation Among Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients in South Africa. Annals of Global Health. V O L . 8 3 , NO. 3 – 4.
  • 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.
  • Tidings P. Ndlovu and Zifikile Phindile Shangase. Chapter 6: Civil Society Organisations & Sustainable Development: Some lessons from rural South Africa. In Aderemi, A., et al. (2018). Africa Rise Up!: Perspectives on African RenewalReal African Publishers. ISBN No: 1928341403, 9781928341406.
  • The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Cape Town, South Africa (2 – 6 December 2015). http://capetown.worldlunghealth.org/  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). http://barcelona.worldlunghealth.org/ Paper presented: ‘The provision of smoking cessation interventions for hospitalized drug resistance tuberculosis patients. An opportunity for South Africa.’  http://slideonline.eu/recordings/2014/14union/
  • 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’.

Projects

  • Virtual Class
    The objective of this project is to design a relevant virtual learning model that can be integrated within current curricula in order to enhance the quality and effectiveness in higher education teaching and learning. This project will therefore improve the learning experience, skills and competencies of students thereby improving learning outcomes, and making education accessible via mobile devices.Funder: The National Institute for Humanities & Social Science (NIHSS) –  grant to initiate plans for a virtual class project between the University of Botswana and University of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Article: Setting up a Virtual Classroom Explored in Workshop

  • Panel discussion on technology enhanced learning
    A discussion of the postgraduate students’ experiences in using technology for their learning at UKZN & beyond. Some recommendations were contributed by the students on improving the use of technology for teaching & learning purposes at UKZN.
    Video: https://sobeds.ukzn.ac.za/news/video-panel-discussion-on-technology-enhanced-learning/
Students

Supervision

  • 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.