School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Mthethwa, Majahamahle Nene

Mthethwa, Majahamahle Nene


Discipline Architecture

Contact Number 031-260-1141

Campus Howard College Campus

Office Address 848 Denis Shepstone Building

Last Updated 2 years ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD (Architecture), University of KwaZulu-Natal, RSA, 2019
  • Masters (Architecture and Planning), University of Cape Town, RSA, 2002
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), University of Auckland, New Zealand), 1997
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1996.

Research Interests

  • Architectural Design and Urbanism: Indigenous peoples and their lifestyles and how they influence architectural forms and space planning; Influence of lifestyles on built form; how traditional space planning and forms should inform contemporary design with particular emphasis on housing.
  • Theory of Architecture and History: Concepts and theories around cultural aspects of urban design. Afrocentric placemaking and architecture, Postcolonial colonialism, Symbolic interactionism, Existentialism, Decolonisation and Threshold concepts in architecture. Indigenous Knowledge systems
  • Research Methodology: knowledge gathering, analysis and how it should assist broadening Third World built environments database. Afrocentric knowledge management systems.

Teaching Interests

  • Architectural Design
  • History, Theory and Criticism
  • Society and Built Environment
  • Architectural Research Methods

Selected Publications

Students Supervision