Student Research

Current Students


Busakwe, Leletu

Living in an MDR-TB Diagnosed Body: Adolescent Accounts.

Supervisor: Sakhumzi Mfecane

Gaqa, Mzulungile

Life Beyond Protests. An Ethnographic Study of What it Means to be an Informal Settlement Resident in Kanana/Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Supervisor: Heike Becker

Humbane, Jossias

Empregados in Nampula City: Domestic Work, Masculinities and Matrilineality.

Supervisor: Jung Ran Forte

Mlambo, Tendai

Music and Political Activism: the Case of the Zimbabwean Diaspora in Cape Town.

Supervisor: Jung Ran Forte

Mashiyi, Sikelelwa

Spaza Hip Hop in the Townships of Cape Town.

Supervisor: Jung Ran Annachiara Forte

Sampati-Tawana, Freda Mwalyana

Unmarried fathers’ practices, experiences and meaning of fatherhood in Bukalo District, Zambezi Region Namibia.

Supervisor: Sakhumzi Mfecane

Sikhafungana, Zuko

Theatre Formations: Spaces, Bodies and Puppets.

Supervisor: Jung Ran Forte

Tobias, Shaheed

An exploration of chess as a space for engendering alternative masculinities.

Supervisor: Prof.Sakhumzi Mfecane


Jafta, Waylin Marc

Social Media Networks in the Public Sphere: Case Studies & Theoretical Frameworks.

Supervisor: Lionel Thaver

Fontoh, Fru Terence

Death “away  from home”. A case Study of Cameroonian immigrants living in Cape Town, South Africa.

Supervisor: Sharyn Spicer

Van Stade, Lucrechia Zaiana

Church and Single Parenting: Perceptions and Social Support.

Supervisor: Dr Sharyn Spicer

Munge, Bernadette Epie

The Long Term Effects of Domestic violence on People: A study of actual Victims in Cape Town, South Africa.

Supervisor: Edlyne Anugwom

Kanyimbu, Naweu Mannix

Post-apartheid and Globalisation: Social transformation in South Africa.

Supervisor: Edlyn Anugwom

Mkize, Sandile

Pentecostal Christianity and New Media in South Africa: A study of Grace Life Church in Stellenbosch.

Supervisor: Edlyn Anugwom

Hunter, Mitchel

European Jews in South Africa: a case study of racial identity, white supremacy and settler colonialism”.

Supervisor: Heike Becker and Suren Pillay


Nathen, Tihana

A ‘plant-thropology’ of Rastafarianism:  a post-humanist approach to the exploration of the ‘rastafari’ movement in the Western Cape.

Supervisor: Dr. William Ellis

Davids, Denver

Knowledge interfaces: Kruiekenners, plants and healing in Genadendal, Western Cape.

Supervisor: Diana Gibson


Jullies, Kevin

A symbolic interactionist approach to care and compassion in Ocean View, Western Cape.

Supervisor: Lionel Thaver

Omukunyi, Bernard

A Sociological Study of the Response of the Bamasaaba People to the Implementation of the Reformed Health Policies on Male Circumcision in the Bugisu sub-region in Uganda.

Supervisor: K. Kathleen Nadasen

Kazadi, Mustapha Desire

Exploring Xenophobic Practices towards African refugees and asylum seekers within the South Africa’s labour market.

Supervisor: Edlyne Anugwom

Mbetga, Marius Debornaire

Socioeconomic Integration and Social Exclusion in Post-Apartheid South Africa. A case study of “Foreign” African Migrant, Informakl street and Beach traders in the Cityof Cape Town.

Supervisor: Lionel Thaver

Gordon Igbokwe

A study of the socio-economic integration of highly skilled Nigerian migrants in Cape Town.

Supervisor: K. Kathleen Nadasen

Tshipama Mweyeleka

Neighbourhood Watch Organizations and Social Transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa: New/Emergent Collective Memories, Social Networks and Social Capital in Crime Prevention Practices in Ravensmead and Parow.

Supervisor: Lionel Thaver

Mafua, Edgar Ngonidzashe

Melting pot: The proliferation, social dynamics and integration of SADIC migrants in South Africa. A study of Gauteng Province.

Supervisor: Jeze Anugwom