Sakumzi Mfecane

I am an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at University of the Western Cape, where I have worked since 2010.

I received my Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in 2010. My research areas of specialisation are gender, masculinities, medical anthropology, men’s health, and social theory. Before joining UWC, I did research on social and behavioural aspects of HIV and health for Perinatal HIV Research Unit (2001-2002); Human Sciences Research (2002-2005) and Centre for AIDS, Development and Research and Evaluation (2009-2010). My current research work focuses on developing African-centred theories of masculinity.

  • Mfecane, S. (forthcoming).” Towards Africa-centred theories of masculinity.” Social Dynamics.
  • Mfecane, S. 2016. “Ndiyindoda (I am a man): Theorising Xhosa masculinity.” Anthropology Southern Africa 39 (3): 204-214.
  • Mfecane, S. 2016. ‘Narratives of sexual negotiation among men living with HIV in a South African village.” International Journal of Men’s Health 15 (2): 129-142.
  • Mfecane, S. 2014. “Friends in the Field.” In Ethical quandaries of social research. Posel, D. and F. Ross (Eds). Cape Town: HSRC Press, 125-139.
  • Mfecane, S. 2008. “Living with HIV as a man: Implications for masculinity.” Psychology in Society (PINS) 36: 45-49.
  • Skinner D; Mfecane S; Gumede T; Henda N and Davids A. 2006. “Barriers to accessing PMTCT services in the rural area of South Africa.” African Journal of AIDS Research 4 (3):115-123.

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