School of Applied Human Sciences

Johannes John-Langba

JohnLangbaJ@ukzn.ac.za

031-260-2792

  • Details

  • Position Cluster Leader: Social Work
  • Discipline Social Work
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressF224, Memorial Tower Building

Degrees Held

  • PhD (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • MPH (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • MSW (Howard University, USA)
  • BSc. Ed (University of Sierra Leone)

Research Interests

  • Social dimensions of health and disease
  • Sexual and gender-based violence;
  • Antibiotic resistance and community level influences on antibiotic use/misuse
  • Social media use and psychosocial wellbeing
  • Migration and health
  • Evaluation and operations research
  • Mental health, Substance use and Family wellbeing;
  • Foster care an permanency planning

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Theory and Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
  • Psycho-Social Functioning and Empowerment ( Mental Health)
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Contemporary Social Work Issues (HIV/AIDS)
  • Contemporary South African Families in a Changing Society
Selected

Publications

  • Robinson, T.M., & John-Langba, J. (2016).  False child sexual abuse allegations during divorce and child custody proceedings in South Africa.  Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
  • John-Langba, J & Porter, A. (Eds.) (2013). HIV/AIDS in post-conflict societies in Africa. Special Issue, International Peacekeeping, New York: Taylor & Francis
  • Zlotnik, J. L., & John-Langba, J. (2001). Research on Family-centered Practice: An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary. Washington, DC: IASWR
  • John-Langba, J. (2015). Food security in South Africa: A review of data and trends. In S. Fukunda-Parr and V. Taylor (Eds), Food security in South Africa: Human rights and entitlement perspectives. Cape Town: UCT Press
  • John-Langba, J. (2011). HIV, Sexual Violence and Exploitation during Post-Conflict Transitions: The Case of Sierra Leone. In VM Nguyen, and J Klot (Eds), The Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture and HIV in the 21st Century. Paris: UNESCO
  • Meintjes, H., John-Langba, J., & Marera, D. (2008). Demography of South Africa’s children. In Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (Eds), South African Child Gauge.  Children’s Institute (UCT). Cape Town, South Africa
  • John-Langba, J., Marera D., & Berry, L. (2008). Children’s access to social assistance. In Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (Eds), South African Child Gauge.  Children’s Institute (UCT). Cape Town, South Africa
  • Draper, B., & John-Langba, J. (2008). Child health: The general context. In Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (Eds), South African Child Gauge.  Children’s Institute (UCT). Cape Town, South Africa
  • John-Langba, J., & Marera D.  (2008). Children’s access to water, sanitation and electricity. In Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (Eds), South African Child Gauge.  Children’s Institute (UCT). Cape Town, South Africa
  • Londt, M. P., Kock, M. , & John-Langba, J ( 2017) The effects of biological fathers incarceration on adolescent children  and the challenges of absentee biolgical fathers. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 30(4), 146-160
  • Warkwick, J-K & John-Langba, J. (2017). “….So from then, we a bit freaky at home, we were scared”: Challenges of Providing Foster Care to a Child Living with HIV in South Africa, International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 5(2), 43-52.
  • Hogan, L., & John-Langba, J. (2016). Coping mechanisms of caregivers of persons diagnosed with severe mental illness in South Africa. Psychology Research, 6 (10), 616-629. doi:10.17265/2159-5542/2016.10.006
  • Warkwick, J-K & John-Langba, J. (2016). Support mechanisms and needs of foster mothers of HIV positive children in South Africa. Maternity Complications and Women’s Health Journal, 1: 1-2
  • Nandudu, N., & John-Langba, J. (2014). An exploration of young women’s perception and
  • experiences of participating in HIV vaccine clinical trials in Nyanga Township, Cape Town, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Vol 30, Supplement 1, A253-A254
  • Burke, J., Kaijage, T., & John-Langba, J. (2013). Media reports of albino killings: A social work perspective using a human rights analysis. Ethics in Social Welfare, 8(2), 117-135
  • JohnLangba, J., John‐Langba, V.N., Rogers, N.M (2013). Sexual violence in post‐conflict Sierra Leone: Obstacles to prevention responses. African Safety Promotion Journal, 11(2), 63‐76
  • John-Langba, J. (2013). National health systems and unmet need for ARVs and HIV-related health care in African Countries emerging from conflict. International Peace Keeping, 20 (4), 427‐438
  • Moore, A. M., Awusabo-Asare, K., Madise, N., John-Langba, J., & Kumi-Kyereme, K (2007). Coerced First Sex among Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: Prevalence and Context. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 11(3), 62-83
  • John-Langba, J. (2007).  The relationship of sexual and gender-based violence to sexual-risk behavior among refugee women in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of World Health & Population, 6 (7) 1-20
  • Crichton, J., Nyamu-Musembi, C., John-Langba, J., & Theobald, S. (2006). Sexual and reproductive health rights in Africa. The Lancet, 9528(367), 2043-2045
  • Undie, C., John-Langba, J., & Kimani, E. (2006). “The place of cool waters’: Women and water in the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. WAGADU-Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, 3, 40-60
  • John-Langba, J (2017). Condom using behaviors and intentions among African migrant youth in South Afric NRF Thuthuka Grant Report (2014-2017)
  • John-Langba, J (2016). Impact assessment of the African Capacity Building Foundation’s Interventions in South Africa (2000-2015). Accra, Ghana: African Evaluation Association
  • John-Langba, J. (2016). Resiliency of Somali migrants in the context of xenophobic violence in South Africa. New York: African Peacebuilding Network (APN), Social science Research Council
  • John-Langba, J. (2015). Improving the psychological wellbeing of Palestinian adolescents in East Jerusalem: A project evaluation report. East Jerusalem:  UNICEF-East Jerusalem
  • John-Langba, J (2009). HIV, Sexual Violence and Exploitation during Post-Conflict Transitions: The Case of Sierra Leone. AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (ASCI). Research Report: SSRC, New York
  • John-Langba, J (2010). An Assessment of the mother2mothers Programme in Malawi. Department of Strategic Information, mothers2mothers, cape Town, South Africa
  • John-Langba, J (2006). Nairobi Urban Health and Poverty Partnership (NUHPP). Final Project Report. African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Community Outreach & Professional Engagement

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change ( 2016-present)
  • Mental Health Ambassador: Cape Mental Health, South Africa ( 2016-present)
  • Member: Board of Directors, Cape Mental Health, South Africa ( 2015-present)
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Mosiac, Cape Town, South Africa (2014-2015)
  • Founding Member, INDEPTH NETWORK Social Science Working Group (2013-Present)
  • Member, Management Committee, ThinkTwice, Cape Town, South Africa (2012-2016)
  • International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare (2014-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, African Journal of Population Studies (2012-present)
  • Lead Faculty for Public Health, WebMed Central-An Open Access Biomedical Publisher (2011-present)

Teaching Expertise

  • Social work research methods
  • Research methods in social and behavioral sciences
  • Public health research methods
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • The use of theoretical frameworks in social and behavioral research
  • Contemporary social work issues (HIIV/AIDS, Child poverty, gender-based violence)
  • Quantitative data analysis using SPSS
  • Mental Health, resilience and psychosocial functioning
  • Macros structural factors impacting contemporary African families
  • Social welfare and social policy
  • Social services management
  • Research ethics in social and behavioral research
Completed Postgraduate

Student Supervision

  • Daniels. An investigation into mental health care deficits in South Africa: Exploring an alternative intervention strategy (Completed May 2018, PhD in Social Work)
  • Rule. An investigation into factors that influence reporting of child sexual abuse among primary school teachers in South Africa. (Completed July 2017, PhD in Social Development)
  • Mucheri. Social capital and utilization of HIV/AIDS-related health care in rural Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. (Completed December 2016, PhD in Social Development)
  • Robinson. An investigation into the factors that contribute to false sexual abuse accusations in divorce procedures. (Completed December 2015, PhD in Social Work)
  • Titus. Socio-cultural factors influencing the condom use behaviours and intentions of migrant youth in South Africa. (Completed June 2017, MsocSci  in Social Development)
  • Kroon-Conning. Perceptions of non-mental health Professionals about Mental Health Needs of Older Persons in the Western Cape: Implications for Policy and Practice. (Completed June 2017, MSocSci in Clinical Social Work)
  • Simula. Developing an evidence-based foster mother screening tool for cluster foster care in the Western Cape, South Africa. (Completed December 2016 , MSoc.Sci in Clinical Social Work)
  • Shishane. Predictors of condom use intentions and behaviours of migrant youth in South Africa. (Completed December 2016 , MSocSci in Social Work with distinction )
  • Hogan. Coping Mechanisms of Caregivers of Persons Diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness in South Africa. (Completed June 2016, MSocSci in Clinical Social Work with distinction)
  • Tantoh. An elicitation study into the condom use intentions and behaviours of migrant youth in South Africa. (Completed December 2014, MSocSci in Social Development with distinction)
  • Madzima. The fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa: The perceptions of Men who have Sex with Men about HIV/AIDS interventions and policies targeting them. (Completed in December 2013, MSocSci in Social Development with distinction)
  • J-k. Warwick. An explorative study of the experiences and needs of foster parents of HIV positive children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa- (Completed Decmber 2013, MSocSci in Clinical Social Work with distinction)
  • Ilunga. An investigation into Social dimension of mining in Africa: A Case Kakanda city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- Graduated in December 2013 with distinction in dissertation research (Master of Social Science in Social Development)
  • N. Nandudu. An exploration of young women’s perceptions and experiences of participating in HIV prevention vaccine clinical trials in Nyanga Township in the Western Cape, South Africa (Completed December 2013, MSocSci in Social Development)