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Thabisile Buthelezi
Position Associate Professor
Discipline IsiZulu Education
Phone 031 260 3471
Email Buthelezit10@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Edgewood Campus
Office Address

Profile

Experience:

  • Professional Nurse & Midwife: Ceza & Thulasizwe Hospitals (1984/11-1986/3); Ngwelezane Hospital (1986/4-1988/1).
  • Teacher: Isolomuzi Sec. School (1980/1-1980/7); Khula High School (1991/1-1996/1).
  • Lecturer: Esikhawini College of Education (ESCOLED) 1996/2-2000/1).
  • Regional Coordinator: Education Management Development (EMD) and Transformation and Gender Equity (TGE), KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (2000/2-2002/1).
  • Lecturer: University of Natal (It became University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2004) (2002/2-2004/12).
  • Senior Lecturer: University of KwaZulu-Natal (2005/1-2008/12.
  • Associate Professor: University of KwaZulu-Natal (2009/1-present.).

Leadership Experience (Tertiary)

  • Programme Director (Bachelor of Education): University of Natal (Later it became University of KwaZulu-Natal) (2003-2004).
  • Deputy Head of School: School of Languages, Literacy, Media and Drama Education (SLLMDE), UKZN, (2005/1-2007).
  • Head of Discipline: isiZulu Education: School of Languages, Literacy, Media and Drama Education (SLLMDE), UKZN, (2007/1-12).
  • Head of School: School of Education Studies (SES), UKZN, (2008/1-2009/6).
  • Deputy Dean (Initial Teacher Education (ITE), Faculty of Education, UKZN, (2009/7-2011/12).
  • Academic Leader: Bachelor of Education (Acting), School of Education, UKZN, 2016/1-present).

Accomplishments:

  • NRF L-rated researcher. (2009/1-2014/12).
  • NRF C-rated researcher. (2015/1-2020/12).
  • Coordinated the National Conference on “Teacher development at the centre of change” (2004).
  • Coordinated the National Conference on “Developing teachers for rural education.” (2006).
  • Sourced funding from NRF and coordinated the international “Colloquium on language education in curricula and African languages pedagogy” held on the 17-19 September 2015.
  • Facilitated research writing workshops for colleagues in isiZulu and English education disciplines that resulted in a number of paper presentations and publications (2013-2015).

Awards:

  • UKZN Competitive Grant Category (2006-2011). A cultural approach towards safer spaces for vulnerable children in the context of AIDS and poverty in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal, Ixopo. Funded from the UKZN Competitive Grant Category, R50, 000.
  • NRF Indigenous Knowledge Systems Programme (IKS) Grant. (2009-2011). IKS Project: Sexuality Education in Trado-Zulu Culture, R50 000. Grant No. 70522.
  • NRF-UKZN Grant: Incentive Programme for Rated Researchers (IPRR), (2013-2014), R80 000 (50% NRF & 50% UKZN), Grant No. 85607.
  • NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC), Events. (2015). Colloquium on Language Education in Curriculum and African Languages Pedagogy. Organisation and bringing International Keynote Speaker, R59 700, Grant UID No. 97310.
  • NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC), Travel. (2015). Secured grant for my PhD student to attend and present paper at The Thirteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities held on the 17-19 June, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, Canada. Title of paper: An Exploration of Gender in the Nigerian Context. (Paper No. in the Programme, H150147). Grant, R25 000. Grant UID No. 97309.
  • NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC), Foreign Engagement. (2016). Visit to the University of Ilorin, Nigeria to deliver a guest lecture titled, “Language, Identity and Language Pedagogy in Multilingual Contexts” and strengthen International Collaboration, R32, 000, Grant UID No. 104503.
  • NRF Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers (IFRR). (2016-2020). R200, 000. Grant UID No. 103689.
  • NRF Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR). (2016-2018). Integrating African Folklore in the Pedagogy of Life Skills-based School Curriculum, Grant UID No. R1, 295, 000.

Research Interests:

Scientific Domain:

  • Humanities

Primary Research Field:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Secondary Research Field:

  • Languages and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Education
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Field of Specialisation

  • Language and gender in media
  • Second language studies, acquisition, learning and teaching
  • Applied linguistics, applied language study and ELT methodology
  • Language education and curriculum formulation
  • Language, gender, culture and identity
  • African languages—education
  • IsiZulu—study and teaching
  • IsiZulu—social aspects
  • HIV and AIDS—education
  • Pedagogy, and education and society.

Teaching Interests:

  • Courses taught: Values and Human Rights in Education (ACE), Core Education Studies (PGCE), Language in Education, Management of HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health in Education, Independent Research Project, Understanding Research, Language Learning and Teaching in Multicultural Societies, (B.Ed Honours), Language and Education (M.Ed.); Language Methodology, Professional Studies 120, School Guidance, Second Language Communication, Conversational isiZulu, Communication in isiZulu, isiZulu Folklore(B.Ed).
  • Guest Lectures: Gender and the Media Course (MA); Health Sexuality and AIDS in Education. (M.Ed) Science Education Module-Role of Science educators in HIV/AIDS and gender in education (B.Ed Hons).

Students supervised to completion:

Doctoral Level:

  • Nkosi, Zinhle P. PhD (Language & Media Education). Ucwaningo Lokuhlola Ukufundiswa Kokufunda Okubhaliwe Emabangeni Aphansi AkhethiweEsiZulu Ulimi Lwasekhaya Ezikoleni ZaseMlazi. (An exploration into the pedagogy of teaching isiZulu first language reading comprehension in selected foundation phase classrooms, in Umlazi District). (Graduated 2011). With Co-supervisor.
  • Nkosi, P. Makhosazana. PHD (Gender Studies). “Ingcwaba lentombi lisemzini”: a critical investigation of socio-cultural and gendered constructions of ukuthwala amongst the Zulu people in selected rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal. (Graduated 2014).
  • Agbomeji, Oladele Ayinde M., PhD (Curriculum Studies). A Socio-cultural Perspective to Education Retention in Multicultural Contexts of Rural Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria: Exploring Inviting Classroom Pedagogies. (Graduated 2016).

Masters Level:

  • Govender, Kistamah (Mrs). M.Ed (Social Justice Education). “Silent Sepulchral Stigma” A study of the effects of HIV and AIDS-related stigma on the learners at Ndweni Primary School and its surrounding community situated in the North Durban area in KwaZulu-Natal (Graduated 2006).
  • Mncube, Primrose (Ms). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Investigating how isiZulu literary texts prescribed in secondary schools perpetuate and reinforce gender stereotypes, a case of Jija secondary School at Inkandla area, in rural Northern KwaZulu-Natal (Graduated 2007).
  • Ndlovu-Mamba, Zolile V. (Mrs). M.Ed (Education Leadership & Management). Assessing the role of school managers in implementing HIV and AIDS interventions in schools: A study of ‘Learning Together’ rural project (Graduated 2007).
  • Mvuna, Thamsanqa (Mr). M.Ed (Social Justice Education). “Disadvantaged Children” A case study of the vulnerable state of children and how it affects schooling in South Africa (Graduated 2009).
  • Khanare, Fumane (Ms). M.Ed (Educational Psychology). School Management Team’s response to learners who are orphaned and vulnerable in the context of HIV/AIDS: A study of two Senior Secondary Schools at Vulindlela district in KZN (Graduated cum laude 2009). With Co-supervisor.
  • Thaanyane, Mamosa (Ms). M.Ed. Full thesis. (Curriculum Studies). The teachers’ experiences of implementing the Business Education subject in three secondary schools in Maseru District, in Lesotho (Graduated 2011). With Co-supervisor.
  • Jonathan, Lorna (Mrs). M.Ed Full thesis. (Educational Psychology). Emotional effects of faith-based intervention programmes on learners affected by HIV and AIDS in the context of poverty: a study of the Islamic Centre Project in the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal (Graduated 2012).
  • Moshabesha, Moipone (Mrs). Full thesis. M.Ed (Curriculum Studies). Investigating teachers’ understanding and experiences of implementing the life skills curriculum in three primary schools in Lesotho. (Graduated 2012).
  • Padiachee, Ragani (Mrs). M.Ed (Education Studies). Lecturers’ and students’ perceptions of contributory factors towards high failure rate in Information Administration course at a merged South African University of Technology (SUT) (Graduated 2012).
  • Phahamane, Paulinah (Mrs). M.Ed (Educational Technology). Experiences of students in using blended learning to learn Educational Technology modules. (Graduated 2012).
  • Ndhlovu, Zandile (Miss). MA (Policy Studies). Governmentalities and the politics of transformation: a critique of the post-1994 South African teacher education policy implementation process, a case of KwaZulu-Natal province. (Graduated 2015).
  • Khohliso, Xolani (Mr). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Ucwaningo Oluphenya Ngokadebona (Experiences) Kanye Namasu Okufundisa Kothisha Bamabanga Aphansi Ekufundiseni Ikhono Lokufunda Nokubukela EsiZulwini Ulimi Lwesibili Ezikoleni Ezisemaphethelweni Eningizimu YeTheku, ENingizimu-Afrika. (Graduated 2016).
  • Sibisi, Zama S. (Mr). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Exploring the representation of culture, sexuality, and gender in two literary texts prescribed for KwaZulu-Natal grade twelve learners (Graduated 2016).
  • Cele, Rejoice Gugu L. (Mrs). M.Ed (ECD Foundation Phase). Exploring Teachers’ Strategies in Teaching Theme Story Book(s) in Selected Multicultural and Multiracial Elementary (Grade R) Classrooms at the North Durban Area in South Africa (Graduated 2016).

Honours Level:

  • Khatija Lockhat. (Mrs). B.Ed Honours (Language & Media Education). Assessing the reading patterns and interests of learners at an urban secondary school in Durban (Degree complete 2006).
  • Gama, N. (Mrs). B.Ed Honours (Language & Media Education). Ucwaningo Oluqondene Namasu Okufundiswa KwesiZulu Ulimi Lwasekhaya: Kubhekwa Ikhono Lokubhala Imibhalo Yokuziqambela (Graduated 2015).
  • Mchunu, P.S. (Ms). B.Ed Honours (Language & Media Education). Ulimi Olusabalele Nekharikhulamu: Kungabe Izinqubomgomo Zezikole Ziluhlinzeke Kangakanani Ulimi Olusabalele Nekharikhulamu (Graduated 2015).
  • Msani, S.C. (Ms). B.Ed Honours (Language & Media Education). Ukadebona Wothisha Bamabanga Aphezulu Ekufundiseni Ulimi Ngendlela Yolimi Olusabalele Nekharikhulamu. (Graduated 2016).

Students Currently Supervised:

Post Doctoral Research Fellow:

  • Agbomeji, Oladele Ayinde M. (Dr). (Language & Curriculum Studies). Exploring African folklore as inviting classroom pedagogy with Life Skills teachers in selected schools of KwaZulu-Natal. NRF Grant-linked project.

Doctoral Level:

  • Mweli, Patrick (Mr). PhD (Educational Psychology). Towards inclusive education: Is bilingual education an answer to English as a barrier to learning for ESL learners in primary Schools? (Data Analysis stage).
  • Phahamane, Paulinah M. (Mrs). PhD (Curriculum Studies). A case study exploring students’ and lecturers’ experiences pertaining the use of current digital technology as mobile pedagogical devices in academic writing at a South African University. (Data production stage).
  • Nxumalo-Mabuza, Phindile M. (Ms). PhD (Educational studies). Teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical approaches to sexuality education in HIV and AIDS contexts of selected Manzini Schools and their indigenous communities in Swaziland. (Data production stage).
  • Vilakati-Mathenjwa, Phindile (Mrs). PhD (Language & Media Education). The use of mother-tongue as a medium of instruction in schools: a case study of secondary schools in Swaziland in the Manzini Region. (Proposal development stage).
  • Hlongwa, Tholani (Ms). PhD (Language & Media Education). The pedagogy of isiZulu second language: exploring the speaking and writing skills in selected secondary schools in the Durban area of KwaZulu-Natal. (Ethical clearance application stage).
  • Ndhlovu, Zandile, N.E. (Ms). (Social Policy). Intersections and Dichotomies of Reference Frames: Parent-teacher Engagements in Fostering Life Skills and HIV and AIDS Education in Selected Pinetown Rural Schools and Communities. (Proposal development stage).
  • Khohliso, Xolani. D. (Mr) (Curriculum Studies). Inzukazikeyi Yokufundiswa KwesiZulu Ulimi Lokuqala Lokwengeza Emabangeni Aphansi Ezikoleni EzisesiYingini SaseMlazi EsiFundazweni SaKwaZulu-Natal. (Proposal development stage).
  • Cele, R.G.L. (Mrs). (Language & Media in Education). Ukufunda Nokufundisa Izinganekwane Njengenzikandaweni Yendlela Yokufundisa Ngokuphelelisa Emabangeni Asukela Kwelokwamukela Kuya Kwelesithathu Ezikoleni EzisesiYingini SasePhayindane, ENingizimu-Afrika. (Proposal development stage). NRF Grant-linked bursary recipient.
  • Makhathini, Elliot (Mr). PhD (Health Sciences). Investigating the Indigenous Health Systems and the Process of Integration and Collaboration between the African Traditional Healers and Public Service Health Professionals. (Proposal development stage).

Masters Level:

  • Nombika, Mbekezeli (Mr). M.Ed (Curriculum Studies). Investigating the pedagogy of Mathematics in selected grade ten classrooms at OGwini district in KwaZulu-Natal. (Data production stage).
  • Ojo, Oluwakemi (Kemi) (Mrs). M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies). The Relevance of School Curriculum to HIV Prevention and Curbing the AIDS Related Stigma: Investigating Teachers’ and Learners’ Experiences of the Social Studies Curriculum in Selected Rural Nigerian Schools at Oshogbo in Oyo state. (Data production stage).
  • Adeyemo, Jeremiah (Mr). M.Ed (Curriculum studies). Exploring teachers’ knowledge and experiences of life skills education curriculum in the context of sexuality education in traditional Zulu culture: a case of two secondary schools at UMsinga rural area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (Data production stage). NRF Grant-linked bursary recipient.
  • Malinga, N. (Mrs). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Ucwaningo oluqondene nokufunda kanye nokufundiswa kwezinkondlo kwisiZulu Ulimi Lwasekhaya kubhekwa namasu asetshenziswa ngothisha ezikoleni zekhethelo eSiyingini sasePhayindane Kwa-Zulu Natal. (Proposal development stage).
  • Mathonsi, T. (Mrs). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Ukufundiswa kwelitherasi ngesiZulu. (Proposal development stage).
  • Ntuli, Raymond Sthembiso (Mr). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). GENDER EQUALITY IN THE CLASSROOM: a study of educators’, learners’ and parents’ understanding of gender equality and strategies educators use to ensure gender equality is realised in the classroom (Developing proposal).
  • Mkhwanazi, Thembinkosi (Mr). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Exploring Teacher’s Experiences and Strategies of Teaching English First Additional Language in Selected Mandini Schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (Proposal development stage).
  • Nsele, Sanele (Mr). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Ukufunda Nokufundiswa Kwesifundo Sokuqondisisa EsiZulwini Ulimi LwaseKhaya Emabangeni Athe Thuthu Ezikoleni EziseNdumeni, KwaZulu-Natali.
  • Moodley, Priyadharshini Iyapian (Mrs). M.Ed (Language & Media Education). Exploring Senior Phase Teacher’s Experiences in Preparing Learners in Mainstream Classes for Standardised English Testing in Selected Schools in the Durban Area. (Proposal development stage).

Honours Level (Independent Research Project-IRP):

  • Luthuli, N.P. (Ms). B.Ed Hons. (Language & Media Education). Reading to settle on the topic. NRF Grant-linked bursary recipient.
  • Myeza, M.M. (Mr). B.Ed Hons. (Language & Media Education). Ukufundiswa KwesiZulu Ulimi Lwebele Emabangeni Aphezulu. (Ukubuyekezwa kwemibhalo kuyaqhubeka).
  • Nxumalo, K.G. (Mr). B.Ed Hons. (Language & Media Education). Ukufundisa IsiZulu Ulimi Lokuqala Lokwengeza Ezikoleni Zamabanga Aphezulu. (Ukubuyekezwa kwemibhalo kuyaqhubeka). NRF Grant-linked bursary recipient.

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Academic Mentor and Guest Speaker: Community development Association (CDA) Edgewood.
  • Evaluator of Teacher Education Programmes; and Programme Chair for the Review of B.Ed qualification appointed by  the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) (2006-2007) and (2010).
  • Reviewer of papers for a number of academic journals; Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (SAHARAJ); Agenda Journal, African Education Review Journal, Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies (SAFOS), Journal of Education (JoE), Education as Change Journal and Perspectives in Education.
  • Reviewer of project proposals and member of a number of National Advisory Panels for the NRF.
  • Has engaged with community via programmes for Ukhozi FM, Igagasi FM and Highway radio FM on on language and education issues.
  • Eternal Examiner for different Universities. Has examined 13 doctoral and 11 Masters thesis as well as six different modules.

Publications/Selected Publications (2013 – 2015):

Journal Articles:

  • Nkosi, M. & Buthelezi, T. (2013). The Nature and Causes of Bride Abduction Cases in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Stud Tribes Tribals, 11(2): 161-178.
  • Buthelezi, T., Mhlongo, B & Hlongwa, T. (2014). IsiZulu Metaphor as a Vehicle for Terminology Extensions in isiZulu Academic Language: Lessons Learnt in Postgraduate Language and Media Education. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, Special Edition, No. 13, 191-208.
  • Ngcobo, N., Nkosi, Z.P., Buthelezi, M.T. & Ntuli, S.L. (2014). The Use of Situational Approach in Teaching isiZulu to Non-Mother Tongue Speakers. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, Special Edition, No. 13, 273-291.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2016). Cultural beliefs, folk medicine and the unfathomable mystery of the “Axe Killer” explored in Dhlomo’s novel, Izwi Nesithunzi (The Voice and the Shadow). African Identities, 14(2), Pp. 114-131. DOI: 10.1080/14725843.2015.1108837. ISSN: 1472-5843 (Print), 1472-5851 (Online).

Book Chapters:

  • Buthelezi, T. (2013). Providing leadership for managing HIV and AIDS in schools, in Woods, L.A. (Ed.). Developing consciously competent HIV & AIDS educators in the African context [Revised Edition], Cape Town: Juta, 108-127.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2016). IsiZulu Language and Ilanga Newspaper as Catalysts for Participatory Democracy in South Africa. In Salawu, A. & Chibita, M.B. Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africa. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 59-86. eBook ISBN 978-1-137-54730-9 DOI 10.1057/9781137547309 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-54729-3.
  • Buthelezi, T. (oncoming 2016). Making Sense of Sociology and Schooling Today. In Ramrathan, Labby, Le Grange, Lesley and Higgs, Phillip. Education Studies for Initial Teacher Development. Juta.
  • Buthelezi, T. & Phahamane, P.M. (accepted for 2016). Academic Writing Supported by Digital Technologies and INcwadi-Mkhaphi (book-guide) in IsiZulu Folk Poetry Education. In Oosthuizen, Izak & Mentz, Elsa. SDL book to be published by AOSIS.

Complete Research Record

Books:

  • Balfour, R. Buthelezi, T. & Mitchell, C. (Eds). (2004). Teacher Development at the Centre of Change. Durban, SEMI. KZNDoE.
  • Bennet, J., Tsoeu, N., Buthelezi, T., Mpolokeng, T., Shai, M., Mkhontwana, Z. and van Wyk, L. (2006). Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary. Cape Town: Pharos. Juta Gariep.

Journal Articles:

  • Buthelezi, T. (2003). The Invisible Females: Analysing Gender in the OBE-oriented Language Books for the Intermediate Phase in South African Schools. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages 10(2), 25-42.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2004). A Complex Language Context: the Pedagogy of ESL in KwaZulu-Natal Schools. English Quarterly, 36(2), 18-21.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2004) Lexical Reinforcement and maintenance of Gender Stereotypes in isiZulu. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, 11(2), 386-400.
  • Mitchell, C., Moletsane, R., Stuart, J., Buthelezi, T., & De Lange, N. (2005). Taking Pictures/Taking Action! Using Photo-Voice Techniques with Children. ChildrenFIRST, 9(60), 27-31.
  • Mitchell, C., De Lange, N., Moletsane, R., Stuart, J. & Buthelezi, T. (2005). “Giving a face to HIV and AIDS: on the uses of photo-voice by teachers and community health workers working with youth in rural South Africa.” Qualitative Research in Psychology, 2, 257-270.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2006). The One Who Has Eaten It, Has Only Eaten a part: Exploring Traditional Sexual Practices. Feature Peer Reviewed Article. Sexuality in Africa Magazine, 3(2), 3-5.
  • De Lange, N., Mitchell, C., Moletsane, R., Stuart, J. & Buthelezi, T. (2006). Seeing with the body: Educators representations of HIV and AIDS. Journal of Education, 38, 45-66.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2006). 16 Days of Activism & Gender Stereotypes in Ilanga, Isolezwe and UMAfrika newspapers. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 24(4), 497-509.
  • Buthelezi, T., Mitchell, C., Moletsane, R., De Lange, N., Taylor, M. & Stuart, J. (2007). Youth voices about sex and AIDS! Implications for life skills education through the Learning Together’ project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. International Journal for Inclusive Education, 11(4), 445-459.
  • De Lange, N., Moletsane, R., Mitchell, C., Stuart, J. & Buthelezi, T. (2007). Photovoice as an analytical and activist tool in the fight against HIV and AIDS stigma in a rural KZN school. South African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19, 19-28.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2007). The intersection of gender and class in Ilanga and Isolezwe news coverage of rape. Agenda Feminist Journal, 74, 125-132.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2008). Exploring the Role of Conceptual Blending in Developing the Extension of Terminology in isiZulu Language. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, 15,2, 181-200.
  • Moletsane, R., Mitchell, C., De Lange, N., Stuart, J., Buthelezi, T. and Taylor, M. (2009). What can a woman do with a camera? Turning the female gaze on poverty and HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22: 3, 315-331.
  • Mitchell, C.A., Moletsane, R., Balfour, R., Wedekind, V.R., Pillay, G. & Buthelezi, T. (2010). Every voice counts: Towards a new agenda for schools in rural communities in the age of AIDS, Education as Change, 14, S1, S45-S55.
  • Nkosi, M. & Buthelezi, T. (2013). The Nature and Causes of Bride Abduction Cases in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Stud Tribes Tribals, 11(2): 161-178.
  • Buthelezi, T., Mhlongo, B and Hlongwa, T. (2014). IsiZulu Metaphor as a Vehicle for Terminology Extensions in isiZulu Academic Language: Lessons Learnt in Postgraduate Language and Media Education. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, Special Edition, No. 13, 191-208.
  • Ngcobo, N., Nkosi, Z.P., Buthelezi, M.T. & Ntuli, S.L. (2014). The Use of Situational Approach in Teaching isiZulu to Non-Mother Tongue Speakers. Alternation: International Journal for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, Special Edition, No. 13, 273-291.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2016). Cultural beliefs, folk medicine and the unfathomable mystery of the “Axe Killer” explored in Dhlomo’s novel, Izwi Nesithunzi (The Voice and the Shadow). African Identities, 14(2), Pp. 114-131. DOI: 10.1080/14725843.2015.1108837. ISSN: 1472-5843 (Print), 1472-5851 (Online).

Chapters in Books:

  • Balfour, R.J., Buthelezi, M.T. & Mitchell, C.A. (2004). Introductory chapter, in Balfour, R., Buthelezi,T. & Mitchell, C. Teacher Development at the Centre of Change, Durban: SEMI,
  • Buthelezi, M.T. (2004). The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Teacher Development: defining 'Positional' Perspectives, in Balfour, R., Buthelezi, T. and Mitchell, C., Teacher Development at the Centre of Change. Durban: SEMI, 93-105.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2007). Dimensions of Diversity: educating urban township learners, a case of Umlazi Township School in Durban, South Africa, in Pink, W. & Noblit, G. (Eds.) International Handbook of Urban Education. US: Springer, 145-174.
  • De Lange, N., Mitchell, C.A., Stuart, D.J., Moletsane, R.T. & Buthelezi, M.T. (2007). Children’s provocative images of stigma, vulnerability and violence in the age of AIDS: revisualisation of childhood, in De Lange, N., Mitchell, C.A. and Stuart, D.J., (eds.). Putting People in the Picture: Visual Methodologies for Social Change, Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers, 51-71.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2008). Providing leadership for managing HIV and AIDS in schools, in Woods, L.A. (Ed.). Developing consciously competent HIV & AIDS educators in the African context, Cape Town: Juta, 108-127.
  • Mitchell, C., Stuart, J., De Lange, N., Moletsane, R., Buthelezi, T., Larkin, J. and Flicker, S. (2010). What Difference Does this Make? Studying Southern African Youth as Knowledge Producers within a new Literacy of HIV and AIDS, in Higgins, C. and Norton, B., Language and HIV/AIDS, Multilingual Matters, Briston. Buffallo and Toronto, 214-232.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2010). Sexuality and virginity testing in Zulu culture: emerging issues, in Izugbara, C.O., Undie, C. and Khamasi, J.W. (eds.) Old Wineskins, New Wine: readings in Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 71-80.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2013). Providing leadership for managing HIV and AIDS in schools, in Woods, L.A. (Ed.). Developing consciously competent HIV & AIDS educators in the African context [Revised Edition], Cape Town: Juta, 108-127.
  • Buthelezi, T. (2016). IsiZulu Language and Ilanga Newspaper as Catalysts for Participatory Democracy in South Africa. In Salawu, A. & Chibita, M.B. Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africa. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 59-86. eBook ISBN 978-1-137-54730-9 DOI 10.1057/9781137547309 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-54729-3.
  • Buthelezi, T. (oncoming 2016). Making Sense of Sociology and Schooling Today. In Ramrathan, Labby, Le Grange, Lesley and Higgs, Phillip. Education Studies for Initial Teacher Development. Juta.
  • Buthelezi, T. & Phahamane, P.M. (accepted for 2016). Academic Writing Supported by Digital Technologies and INcwadi-Mkhaphi (book-guide) in IsiZulu Folk Poetry Education. In Oosthuizen, Izak & Mentz, Elsa. SDL book to be published by AOSIS.

Published, Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  • Buthelezi, T.M. (2016). African Folk Narratives as an Approach to Education for Behaviour Change: Experiences of Pre-service Teachers of isiZulu Language. INTED2016 10th International Technology Education and Development Conference held in Valencia, Spain. Pp.2664-2668. ISSN: 978-84-608-5617-7.
  • Buthelezi, T.M. & Agbomeji, A.M.O. (2016). Teacher as Facilitator of Learning: A Pedagogical Approach to Gender and Cultural Factors in African Rural Contexts, the Nigerian School Context. INTED2016 10th International Technology Education and Development Conference held in Valencia, Spain. Pp.2522-2528. ISSN: 978-84-608-5617-7.

Research Projects

  • Assessment of HIV/AIDS Policies and Programmes for the Education Sector in selected SADC countries. Funded by Education Foundation. (2004). The study was initiated by the Education desk of SADC and the IIEP and was coordinated by Education Foundation. Studied policies and programmes in Mauritius. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Higher Education Principal Training and Support Initiative (HEPTSI) Project. (2004). Funded by HEAIDS. Formative study on the current practices and plans for principal education on HIV and AIDS. Studied practices and plans in KwaZulu-Natal province. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Learning Together Project. (2004-2006). NRF-funded. Towards an integrated participatory approach to youth, gender and HIV and AIDS interventions in schools. The study was done at Vulindlela District. Trained teachers on basic counseling skills at Gobindlovu school. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Mapping barriers to basic Education in the context of HIV and AIDS. NRF-funded. (2004-2005). A study of the Richmond Area. Study the support group of people living with HIV and AIDS in Richmond. Member of the project decision-making committee. Facilitated translation and transcribing workshop sessions for project members. Chaired one of the community meetings in Richmond. Richmond. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Youth as Knowledge Producers. NRF-Funded. (2007-2009). NRF-Funded. Arts-based approaches to HIV and AIDS prevention and education in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Instructional Leadership and HIV/AIDS. (2005). Role of School Management Teams (SMTs) in Managing Life Skills Education (LSE), HIV and AIDS Curriculum. Inanda. Role: Project leader.
  • Urban Township Education. (2005). Investigating perspectives and experiences of secondary school learners at Umlazi Township School in Durban. Umlazi. Role: Project leader.
  • Ixopo Duty-Bearers Project. (2006-2011). UKZN Competitive Grant (R35, 000). A cultural approach towards safer spaces for vulnerable children in the context of AIDS and poverty in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal. Funded from the UKZN Competitive Grant category. Ixopo. Role: Project leader.
  • Trado-Zulu sexuality education. Research project. NRF-Funded. (2010-2012). NRF-Funded (R50, 000). Exploring youth health and sexuality education in traditional Zulu-culture in relation to sexuality education taught in the South African school curriculum. UMsinga, KwaMaPhumulo, Ulundi and South Cost areas. Role: Project leader.
  • Learning for democracy: Partner-driven North/South collaboration on Inclusive Education (AKT – 2010-037). (2011-2013). Comprehensive approach (research, practice and policy) to inclusive education. Funded by SIDA Sweden. Collaborating countries: Sweden, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Role: Member of the Main Project Leader Team in South Africa.
  • Integrating African Folklore in the Life-skills based Education. (2016-2018). NRF-Funded: Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR) (R1, 300 000). Project Leader.

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