School of Applied Human Sciences

Vukani Luvuyo Makhaba


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Psychology
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressMTB015(LG)

Degrees Held

  • Masters (Counselling Psychology)

Research Interests

  • Diversity Issues; Gender and Sexuality; African Healing Systems

Teaching Interests

  • Psychology of Diversity
  • African Psychology
  • Personology
  • Gender and Sexuality

Publications / Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Memela, N.C & Makhaba, V.L. (2013). Culture as anchor or culture as impediment? The plight of Child Care Workers (CCWs) in dealing with HIV related deaths in a children’s home. Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 12(1); 80-95.
  • Martin, J., Van Wyk, C., Hans-Arendse, C., & Makhaba, L. (2013). “Missing in Action”: The significance of bodies in African bereavement rituals. PINS, 44; 42-63.
  • Akintola, O., Ngubane, L., & Makhaba, L. (2012). A qualitative investigation of some of the factors that underlie sexual debut among first year university students. Journal of Health Psychology, 1(17): 143-153.

Community Involvement

  • Action in Autism

Student Supervision (Honours, Matser, PhD …)

  • Honours – 9