School of Education

Sabelo Nxumalo

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Sabelo Nxumalo
Sabelo Nxumalo Lecturer

Seniority Mr.

Discipline Life Orientation Education, Physical Education

Contact Number 031-260-2463

Office Address No. 2, Sports Science Complex

Last Updated 2 weeks ago

Degrees Held

  • CIES/FIFA/NMMU Sport Management Certificate cum laude
  • Senior Secondary Teacher’s Diploma cum laude
  • B. Paed. cum laude
  • B A Hons (Biokinetics); MSc.


  • Teaching and research in human movement science/sport science, physical activity, physical education and Biokinetics.


  • Research Writing Awards (Academic Writer’s Programme).
  • Presentation of research findings at national conferences and publishing articles thereafter.
  • Co-investigator – NRF Funded project: Towards a Decolonised Postgraduate Supervision as Pedagogy (with Prof. S. Maistry and Dr. J. Ngwenya)


  • Senate’s Merit Award: Best Second Year Education Student
  • Senate’s Council Award: Best Third Year Education Student
  • Council’s Merit Award: Best Final Year Degree Education Student
  • Best Performance: NMMU Certificate in Sport Management

Research Interests

  • Physical activity
  • Physical Education
  • Exercise Immunology
  • Indigenous Games and Sport

Teaching Interests

  • Physical Education
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • Sport Management





Research Record

  • Nxumalo, S. & Semple, S.J. (2013). The effects of a 10-week Zulu stick fighting intervention programme on body composition of prepubescent Zulu males. Indilinga, 12(1): 96–107.
  • Nxumalo, S.A., Semple, S.J. & Longhurst, G.K. (2015). Effects of Zulu stick fighting on health-related physical fitness of prepubescent Zulu males. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(1:1), 32–45.
  • Nxumalo, S.A. & Beetge, R. (2017). Sport participation of female university students. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 39(2), 163–179.
  • Nxumalo, S.A. & Edwards, S.D. (2017). Attitudes of female students towards sport participation. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 23(1:2), 226–240.
  • Nxumalo, S. A., & Mncube, D. W. (2018). Using indigenous games and knowledge to decolonise the school curriculum: Ubuntu perspectives. Perspectives in Education, 36(2), 103-118.