GenderJustice, Health and Human Development is a research focus area that officially started in mid-2019. It differs from other focus areas in that a large part of its work is on Human Capacity Development. We do research on all areas linked to genderjustice, health and human development. Our human development section has led to the launch of our Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA). All our work is integrally linked to DUT ENVISION2030.



The Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA) was launched on 22 June 2020.

RADLA assists academics in managing their careers from post-doctoral scholars to full professors and leaders in the academy.

Our individual and group intervention, support and coaching methodology has proved to be very popular and successful. One of the methods of support include CV assessment, evaluation and then planning a career plan and trajectory.

Since the launch in 2020, we spent much time in assisting academics prepare and submit their NRF rating application. Preparing does not only mean technically advising on their application and doing editing, preparing, but can also include a three-year plan.

We provide advice on where to publish and also offer strategic suggestions to questions many recently graduated PhD scholars grapple with. One of the key questions we have found that emerging academics are not sure about is, “should I convert my PhD into a book or should I publish journal articles and chapters in books?”.



Workshops, Seminars, Public Lectures and Training which RADLA has done to date include: (SEE ARCHIVES)

  • Navigating The International Landscape in Securing Research Funding
  • Taking the guessing out of being a guest editor of a journal
  • Managing your Career and Preparing for NRF Rating
  • DHET Requirements of Evaluation of Conference Proceedings
  • Gender-based violence and Femicide (GBVF): Invigorating our Response to Governments National Strategic Plan (2020) on GBVF
  • Understanding the Higher Education Landscape: Local and Global
  • Managing Your Academic Career from Post Doc to Professor including Developing a Publication Plan
  • Ethics of Publishing
  • NRF Rating Workshops
  • Writing for Publications and Getting Published;
  • Contributing as a Public Intellectual: Writing effective public opinion articles on various media platforms
  • Engaging with a Feminist City: How does a feminist city present itself in different spaces and places?
  • Women with PhDs at DUT: Proposed Mentoring Programme for NRF Rating”



The School of Education RADLA cohort was launched on 12 July 2021.  The launch was attended by 32 staff members from the School of Education. The main aim of the cohort is to assist the staff of the School of Education with specific needs of the staff of the school. A comprehensive survey was conducted where evidence based information that was gathered with respect to aspects of professional growth and development that RADLA can provide to the School of Education



The Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice’ (GRRIPP) is a project that is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and aims to promote the consolidation of gender perspectives and intersectionality, resilience and sustainability in development policies, practices and research through the creation of a Network of Networks.

The project involves various institutions worldwide. It is led by the Centre for Gender and Disasters (CGD) of the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) of University College London.

The leadership for this global project has been entrusted to three universities. Prof Cheryl Potgieter has the responsibility of leading the development of GRRIPP in Africa, through DUT GenderJustice, Health and Human Development. GRRIPP Latin America and the Caribbean is hosted by Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, while GRRIPP-South Asia is hosted by Dhaka University, Bangladesh.



2.2.1 GenderJustice, Health and Education

The Experiences and Impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on Black female students from rural areas

The project is being undertaken by

  • Prof Cheryl Potgieter (Head GJHHD and RADLA)
  • Dr Nonhlanhla Cynthia Mthiyane (Head of School of Education)
  • Dr Juliet Ramohai (HOD)
  • Dr Lifutso Ts’ephe (GJHHD Post-Doctoral Fellow)


2.2.2 Muslim Women in Umkhonto weSizwe and APLA

A number of women who identify as Muslim were part of the liberation arms of MK and APLA. There is no in depth academic study which explores the experiences and broad narratives of this group of women. The study will interview veterans who are still alive. The study will also utilise any written documentation regarding their experiences which is the public domain. Certain of the women’s close comrades, colleagues and where applicable family members will be interviewed. It is envisaged that possibly a book project and journal articles will be the outcome.

The project is being undertaken by Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Dr Imraan Buccus.


2.2.3 Women with PhDs at DUT: Proposed Mentoring Programme for NRF Rating

DUT has received the NRF Customized intervention grant. The grant is aimed at supporting and preparing women PhD holders to be NRF rated. An oversight committee has been set up and it’s is to provide scientific and evidence based assessment of the readiness of researchers to submit their respective applications /plans for NRF Rating as well as support the Office of the DUT through the Office of the DVC Research, Innovation and Engagement, facilitate mock audits.

Members of the Oversight committee are Prof Sibu Moyo (DVC: Research Innovation and Engagement), Prof Cheryl Potgieter (Head GJHHD) and RADLA), Prof Neil Ross (University Fort Hare), Prof Jackie Du Toit (University of Stellenbosch), Prof Andries Van Aarde (RADLA Research Professor), Prof Gugu Mchunu: (Executive Dean – Faculty of Health Sciences and Representative of the Executive Deans) and Mr Luphelo Hopa (Research Project Coordinator).



3.1 Head – GenderJustice, Health and Human Development & Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA)   


Professor Cheryl Potgieter 






Tel No: 031 373 2686
Email: CherylP1@duta.ac.za
Bio: .Prof Cheryl Potgieter, heads the GenderJustice, Health and Human Development focus area and the Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy at DUT. 

Previous posts held include Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dean of Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Deputy, Full Professor at the University of Pretoria, Founding Director and Head of the Women and Gender Studies Division at the Human Sciences Research Council, Director and Head of the Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Western Cape.

She has served as a commissioner on the KwaZulu Natal commission on Social Cohesion and as one of three Commissioners on the Moerane Commission Investigating Political Killings in KwaZulu- Natal.

Prof Cheryl Potgieter has served on numerous committees linked to higher education and government and has consulted for both the private and public sector. 

3.2 Post-Doctoral Research Fellows


Dr Vimbai Chibango






Email: VimbaiC@dut.ac.za  
Bio: Dr Vimbai Chibango is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Durban University of Technology in the GenderJustice, Health and Human Development research unit. Her research interests are in gender and health. She has published on sexual and reproductive health as well as men’s involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. She is a PhD holder in Development Studies with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a Master of Development Studies with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. She attained a BA Honours in African Languages and Culture at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.

Dr Lifutso Ts’ephe






Email: LifutsoD@dut.ac.za
Bio: Dr Lifutso Ts’ephe is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Durban University of Technology within the Department of Gender Justice, Health and Human Development. She holds a PhD in Education Management, Law and Policy studies from the University of Pretoria. She obtained a master’s degree in Higher Education Studies and Honours in Sociology from the University of the Free State, undergraduate degree in BA Humanities from the University of Lesotho, majoring in Development Studies and Sociology. She is passionate about gender equality and social justice, and this is reflected in her MA and PhD work on African women in higher education. However, her interest is not limited to African women in higher education. Lifutso a strong believer in women’s ability to contribute to the knowledge economy. She believes in women’s potential to collaborate with men in the development of our societies. Therefore, she advocates for better opportunities for women within higher education.

Dr Imraan Buccas






Email: ImraanB@dut.ac.za
Bio:Dr Imraan Buccus is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at DUT and research associate at ASRI (Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute). He is widely published in academic journals and book chapters, particularly around public participation, higher education, gender and development. In addition, he is a frequent presenter on a panel that looks at African liberation movements in power at the African Studies Association in the US. He is a columnist for the Daily Maverick and New Frame and is often called upon by television and radio stations to offer political analysis.

In 2008, he was an Open Society Foundation Media Fellow, and in 2010, he appeared on the prestigious Mail & Guardian list of South Africa’s 200 Leading Young South Africans. Imraan worked as academic coordinator at the Workers’ College, a progressive college for trade union members. He was involved in multiple international research projects and contributed to the National Framework on Public Participation. He was Open Society Media Fellow in 2014 and was a recipient of the prestigious International Ford Fellowship grant while working on his PhD.

3.3 Research Associates


Professor Andries Van Aarde






Email: AndriesV1@dut.ac.za

Bio: Professor Andries van Aarde is Researcher-in Residence at the Durban University of Technology and affiliated to the Focus Area GenderJustice, Health and Human Development. He served as Professor at the University of Pretoria for 25 years, Research Manager from 2000 to 2005, from 2005 to 2014 honorary professor and from 2009 to 2016 senior research fellow in the Unit of the Advancement of Scholarship at the same University. He obtained an MA, DD, PhD and D Litt degrees. He is Commissioning Editor of AOSIS Scholarly Books, Editor-in Chief of a multidisciplinary open-access mega-journal, accredited by Web of Science ISI, Scopus and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), was member of the Academy of Science of South Africa’s (ASSAf’s) Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa (CSPiSA) and is currently member of Department of Education and Training’s (DHET) Specialist Panel for the evaluation of books and conference proceedings.

Professor Patrick M Chiroro






Email: PatrickC@dut.ac.za

Bio: Professor Patrick Chiroro holds a PhD in Research Psychology from Durham University (UK) and an MSc in Social Science Research from University of Manchester (UK). Previous posts include Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Pretoria, Head of Department, Deputy Dean at the University of Zimbabwe and Visiting Scholar at Linkoping University in Sweden, Bielefeld University in Germany and University of Kent in the UK. He also held a 20% appointment in the Gender and Development Unit (GDU) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). He has published extensively on gender issues, children’s rights, forensic psychology and law using funds awarded to him by various international research agencies Professor Chiroro has mentored several young women and men who have gone on to hold positions of leadership and responsibility both in academia and the business world.

Dr Nitasha Ramparsad






Email: NitashaR@dut.ac.za

Bio: Dr Nitasha Ramparsad holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her study focused on the role of the Department of Public Service and Administration in the fulfilment of its commitments to gender equality through policy implementation. Nitasha is the author of Gender Equality at Work, released in September 2019, which provides practical insights and tools for Human Resource Practitioners and those interested in transformation for the mainstreaming of gender in the workplace. She is an Associate Researcher for the Research Focus area: Gender Justice, Health and Human Development Research at the Durban University of Technology. She is also the Director for Leadership Support at the National School of Government and is committed to the empowerment of both men and women in the ongoing leadership challenges facing the African continent. Her interest lies in social justice research and the pursuit of gender equality. She has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals. Nitasha is committed to developing the African continent and producing knowledge unique to the African diaspora.  Nitasha won the Price Waterhouse Coopers Women in Management Gender Mainstreaming Award in 2019 in the category Positive Role Model.  She has been featured in a publication called “Soar” inspiring high school girls. She was also featured in the We Will Lead Africa journal, Volume 2 with a specific focus on Women in Governance.

3.4 Project Administrator


Mr Luphelo Hopa






Email: LupheloH@dut.ac.za

Tel No: 031 373 2686

Bio: Luphelo Hopa is a Project Administrator in the GenderJustice, Health and Human Development focus area and Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy. He holds a Master of Arts in Development Economics in Public Policy and Leadership from Yeungnam University’s Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul in South Korea. He has a strong background in policy analysis, youth and rural development. Luphelo has vast working experience having worked for Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as Consultant, Programme coordinator at both National and Provincial government level and Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 


2019 Events

Managing your Career and Preparing for NRF rating: July 2019

The Presenters were Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Prof Andries van Aarde



(Left to right) Prof Andries Van Aarde, Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Prof Sibusiso Moyo (DVC: RIE)



Leading in Turbulent times: The urgency of Gender Equality in the Workplace’ – Public lecture by Dr Ramparsad: October 2019




2020 Events

Dialogue on decolonization in universities in South Africa: March 2020

In an attempt to take action against the dismantling of former colonial systems within South African universities, Professor Jonathan Jansen held a dialogue discussion on the decolonisation of the curriculum. The session was chaired by Prof Cheryl Potgieter.




Launch of Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA): 22 June 2020

The Speakers of the virtual launch were Prof Sibusiso Moyo (DVC; RIE), Prof Cheryl Potgieter (Head GenderJustice, Health and Human Development, Prof Andries Van Aarde (GJHHD Research Associate) and Dr Linda Linganiso (Director: Research and Postgraduate Support Office)





“Managing your career and preparing for NRF rating”: August 2020

The seminar was presented by Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Prof Andries Van Aarde.





“Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF- invigorating our response to governments national strategic plan webinar”: August 2020


The event was hosted in collaboration with Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

The Panellists were Dr Nechama Brodie who spoke to her book on (Femicide in South Africa) and Ms Tamara Braam who provided an Overview of the National Strategic Plan on GBVF . The respondents were Mr Lukhona Mnguni (Public commentator and Host of Power Perspective, POWER FM 98,7), Ms Leigh Ann van der Merwe and Prof Heidi van Rooyen

This interesting and well-attended workshop was moderated by Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Dr Mpumi Zungu.




“Taking the guessing out of being a Guest Editor of a Journal”: November 2020

This seminar was presented by well know Editor, Prof Johannes Andreas Smit (Editor of the SAPSE journal Alternation).




2021 Events

“Navigating the International Landscape in Securing Research Funding”: March 2021

Prof Patrick Chiroro (GJHHD Research Associate) and Dr Sershen Naidoo (Executive Director of the Institute of Natural Resources) were the presenters of this seminar. The aim of the workshop was to equip attendees with practical skills and knowledge on how to source local and international research funds.





“RADLA Information and Orientation Session for the School of Education”: April 2021 





“DHET Requirements of Evaluation of Conference Proceedings”: July 2021

Prof Andries Van Aarde (GJHHD Research Associate) presented the seminar.





“Launch of the School of Education RADLA Cohort”: July 2021



(L to R. Dr Nonhlanhla Mthiyane, Head of the School of Education and Prof Cheryl Potgieter, Head GJHHD and RADLA)



“How to plan and write a Book, Chapter in a Book and Monograph”: August 2021

The workshop was presented by Prof Cheryl Potgieter (Head-GJHHD), Prof Andries Van Aarde (GJHHD Research Associate) and Dr Nonhlanhla Mthiyane (Head – School of Education). Due to the interest in the workshop, a second workshop was arranged.





“Writing public opinion pieces for various media platforms”: August 2021

Two (2) workshops which focused on Writing public opinion articles for various media platforms have been hosted. The aim of the workshops were to increase DUT footprint and the individual academics footprint and to ensure that academic work is also made accessible to the public. Dr Imraan Buccus (GJHHD Post-Doctoral Fellow) presented both workshops.





“Part 2 of How to plan and write a Book, Chapter in a Book and Monograph”: August 2021





“Writing public opinion pieces for various media platforms”: September 2021

This was the second workshop on Writing public opinion pieces for various media platforms, which was presented by Dr Imraan Buccus (GJHHD Post-Doctoral Fellow).



Engaging with a Feminist City: How does a feminist city present itself in different spaces and places? November 2021

The Gender Responsive Resilience in Policy and Practices (GRRIPP) Project hosted a series of regional consultations/workshop in different regions on the concept of ‘Feminist City’. The purpose of this exploratory set of linked events with GRRIPP partners was to explore how a range of scholars, practitioners, policy makers and activists thought about feminism and the city and what are the emerging sources of inspiration and tensions for our collective future. The goal was to initiate a dialogue amongst a diverse group of people.


The Convenors for the seminar were Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Durham University). The Panelists were;

  • Dr Kira Erwin – Urban sociologist and senior researcher, at the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology, her research and publications focus largely on race, racialisation, racism and anti-racism work within the urban context.
  • Omogolo Taunyane-Nguni – Founder and Executive Director of GBV Monitor South Africa, a non-profit organisation advocating for a gender-based violence free South Africa and focusing on research and a systemic evaluation of the rural criminal justice system.
  • Dr Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana – Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana balances running a design studio and teaching at Makerere University Department of Architecture and Physical Planning in her home city of Kampala.
  • Prof Noeleen Murray – South African architect and academic, Noeleen holds the Research Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism the Humanities at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
  • Dr Suveshnee Munien – Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN, South Africa), her research interests are influenced by the study of people and their interactions, impacts and uses of the natural environment to better understand environmental sustainability and vulnerability.
  • Nocebo Bucibo – Photographer from Johannesburg and doctoral candidate in the Research Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism, at the University of Pretoria.




Women with PhDs at DUT: Proposed Mentoring Programme for NRF Rating: December 2021

The purpose of the colloquium was to provide support and prepare women PhD holders to be NRF Rated. The presenters were Dr Sibu Moyo, Prof Cheryl Potgieter, Prof Andries Van Aarde, Prof Gugu Mchunu, Prof Jackie Du Toit, Prof Kevin Durrheim, Prof Surendra Thakur, Dr Catharina Womack, Dr Cyrill Walters and Dr Vimbai Chibango.



(Left to right: Members of the Oversight Committee: Prof Sibu Moyo, Prof Cheryl Potgieter, Prof Andries Van Aarde, Luphelo Hopa and Prof Gugu Mchunu)


Potgieter, C. 2020.  EThekwini Municipality’s Women’s Day Event – “Women’s Equality in the Era of Artificial Intelligence – Discussant

Potgieter, C. 2021. “Men’s Day, Really? Let us Talk”. EThekwini Municipality’s Men’s Day Event

Potgieter, C. 2021. “Women at the Table” DUT’s Human Resources Academic Department Women’s day event under the theme on 19 August 2021

Potgieter, C. 2021. HSRC’s Women’s Day Event- Discussant

Potgieter, C. 2019. Women Heroines and Patriots. Ditsong: Kruger Museum

Potgieter, C. 2019. Gender Forum – Annual General Meeting (DUT)

Potgieter, C. 2019. The Confucius Institute. Durban University of Technology


5.1 Conference Presentations

Ramparsad, N. 2021. Equitable & Inclusive Workplace. PAN African Learning and Growth Resources Conference

Ramparsad, N, 2021. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. The PepsiCo Africa Day Celebrations

Ramparsad, N. 2021. Applying a new gendered lens to the workplace.  University of Johannesburg (UJ) conference on Diversity, Gender Equality at Work, on 29-30 June 2021

Ramparsad, N. 2021. Africa Gender Mainstreaming at Work. Institute of Directors South

Ramparsad, N. 2021. Women’s World: Navigating the Virtual Workplace Charter Academy 26 August 2021


Chibango, V., & Potgieter, C., 2021, Developing an index on male partner involvement for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Zimbabwe, African Journal of Development Studies (AJDS).

Chibango, V., 2020, ‘Exploring the meanings of male partner involvement in the prevention of MTCT of HIV in Zimbabwe’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(3), a6023. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v76i3.6023


Chibango, V., 2020, ‘Factors associated with male partner involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in the Gokwe North District, Zimbabwe: A qualitative study’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(3), a6022. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v76i3.6022


Chibango, V & Maharaj, P., 2018, Men’s and women’s roles in decision making about abortion in the context of HIV, The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 23:6, 464-470, https://doi.org/10.1080/13625187.2018.1541078


Potgieter, C., & Bob, U., 2021, ‘Gender Justice, Social Cohesion, the Social Sciences and COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education’, in Mgutshini, T., Oparinde, K. and Govender V., (eds), COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Impacts on Higher Education, pp. 147 – 162, Stellenbosch, Africa Sun Media


Potgieter, C., 2020, ‘Body and dieting concerns of pre-adolescent South African girl children’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(3), a6303. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v76i3.6303


Van Aarde, A.G. & Potgieter, C., 2019. ‘Editorial – Special Collection Gender Justice, Health and Human Development’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75(4), a5895. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5895


Potgieter, C., & Zuma, N. 2019, ‘Female leadership, parental non-involvement, teenage pregnancy and poverty impact on underperformance of learners in the further education and training’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75(4), a5826. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5826


Engh, M.H., Potgieter, C. 2018. Hetero-sexing the athlete: public and popular discourses on sexuality and women’s sport in South Africa, Acta Academica 50(2):34-51, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa50i2.2


Eslen-Ziya H., McGarry A., Potgieter C., Reygan F.C., 2015. Equal but Separate? LGBTI Rights in Contemporary South Africa. In: Korkut U., Mahendran K., Bucken-Knapp G., Cox R.H. (eds) Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137495785_12


Engh, M.H., Potgieter, C., 2015. Social cohesion, sexuality, homophobia and women’s sport in South Africa, African Journal on Conflict Resolution 15(3):37-60


Strebel, A., Shefer T., Potgieter C., Wagner C., Shabalala N. 2013. ‘She’s a slut … and it’s wrong’: Youth constructions of taxi queens in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Psychology, 43(1):71-80. doi:10.1177/0081246312474415


Potgieter, C., Reygan, Finn, C.G. 2012. Lesbian, gay and bisexual citizenship: A case study as represented in a sample of South African Life Orientation textbooks, Perspectives in Education 30(4):39-51


Potgieter, C., & Zulu, P., 2015. Foreword, African Journal On Conflict Resolution 15(3):7-10


Potgieter, C., Strebel A., Tamara Shefer, T., & Wagner, C. 2012. Taxi ‘sugar daddies’ and taxi queens: Male taxi driver attitudes regarding transactional relationships in the Western Cape, South Africa, SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 9:4, 192-199, DOI: 10.1080/17290376.2012.745286 


Nadar, S., & Potgieter, C. (2010). Liberated through Submission?: The Worthy Woman’s Conference as a Case Study of Formenism. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 26(2), 141-151. doi:10.2979/fsr.2010.26.2.141

Reddy V., & Potgieter, C. (2006) ‘Real men stand up for the truth’: discursive meanings in the Jacob Zuma rape trial, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 24:4, 511-521, DOI: 10.2989/16073610609486438


Potgieter, C., Khan, G. Sexual Self-esteem and Body Image of South African Spinal Cord Injured Adolescents. Sex Disabil 23, 1–20 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-004-2076-6

Simbayi, L., Strebel A., Andipatin M., Potgieter, C., Ratele, K., Shabalala, N., Shefer, T., & Wilson, T. 2004. The evaluation of immediate behavioural outcomes of the syndromic case management approach for the treatment of patients with sexually transmitted infections at PHC centres in South Africa: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and sexual behaviour, SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 1:1, 35-44, DOI: 10.1080/17290376.2004.9724825


Potgieter, C.A. PhD. 2003. Black South African Lesbians, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 7:3, 135-151, DOI: 10.1300/J155v07n03_10


Shefer, T., Strebel, A., Wilson, N., Shabalala, L., Simbayi, K., Ratele, C., Potgieter, C., Andipatin. The Social Construction of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in South African Communities. 2002. Qualitative Health Research,12(10):1373-1390. doi:10.1177/1049732302238749


Shabalala, N., Strebel, A., Shefer, T., et al. Evaluation of the Quality of Care for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Primary Health Care Centres in South Africa. 2002. South African Journal of Psychology, 32(4):33-40. doi:10.1177/008124630203200404


Shefer, T., Potgieter, C., Strebel A. I., Teaching Gender in Psychology at a South African University. Feminism & Psychology. 1999;9(2):127-133. doi:10.1177/0959353599009002003


White. A.M., Potgieter, C.A., Strube, M.J., Fisher, S., Umana, E., An African-Centered, Black Feminist Approach to Understanding Attitudes That Counter Social Dominance. 1997. Journal of Black Psychology, 23(4):398-420. doi:10.1177/00957984970234007


Potgieter, C., Rey, C.D., Gender and Race: Whereto Psychology in South Africa? 1997. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 7(1):47-67. doi:10.1177/0143831X8300400104


White, A.M., Potgieter, C.A., Teaching Community Psychology in Post-apartheid South Africa. 1996. Teaching of Psychology, 23(2):82-86. doi:10.1207/s15328023top2302_2


Ramparsad, N., 2021. The gendered impact of pandemics on poor women: The case of COVID-19 in South Africa, HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 77 (2) DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v77i2.6262


Ramparsad, N. 2019. Mainstreaming gender in the public service, developing conducive spaces, HTS Teologiese Studies-Theological Studies, 75(4), pp.1-13, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5569


Ramparsad, N. 2019. The Bureaucratisation of the National Gender Machinery, Circumventing the ‘ed Tape’, HTS Teologiese Studies-Theological Studies, 75(4), pp.1-13, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5568


Van Aarde, A.G., 2019, ‘Christus medicus – Christus patiens: Healing as exorcism in context’, HTS Theological Studies 75(4), a5798. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts. v75i4.5798


Van Aarde, A.G., 2019, ‘Godhead and humankind: The New Testament in unison with creedal Christianity’, HTS Theological Studies 75(4), a5521. https://doi. org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5521


Van Aarde, A.G., 2019, ‘Multifarious facets in the thinking of the elusive Friedrich Schleiermacher (21 November 1768–12 February 1834)’, HTS Theological Studies 75(4), a5509. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/hts.v75i4.5509


Van Aarde, A.G., 2020, Jesus. Paul. Matthew, Volume One: Discontinuity in Content, Continuity in Substance, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK (464 pp.)


Van Aarde, A.G., 2020, Jesus, Paul and Matthew, Volume Two: To and From Jerusalem, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK (411 pp.)


Van Aarde, A.G. (Commissioning Editor), Womack, Anna J.C., 2020, The Influence of Labour Legislation on Job Creation and Job Sustainability in South Africa, AOSIS Scholarly Books, Cape Town, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aosis.2020.BK238 (446 pp.)


Prof Cheryl Potgieter was a Guest-Editor in the Special Collection GenderJustice, Health and Human development for the following issues;

  • Vol 77, No 2 (2021) – 5
  • Vol 76, No 3 (2020) – 7
  • Vol 75, No 4 (2019) – 6



Dr Vimbai Chibango, Post-Doctoral Fellow at DUTs GenderJustice, Health and Human Development wrote the following public opinion article for various media platforms

HIV, a forgotten pandemic during Covid-19 (iol.co.za)

“HIV, a forgotten pandemic during Covid-19: The hard lockdown measures were meant to ensure that the coronavirus is contained, so as to reduce and prevent the spread, but this has had adverse effects on HIV service provision.


Petri Du Toit, a member of the Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA), wrote the following opinion article

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“SA’s deaf community has made significant strides”.


DUT post doctoral scholar Dr Imraan Buccus, argues here that what happens in KwaZulu-Natal-Natal will shape national politics in important ways and it is not clear what will happen in this province at election time.



Dr Imraan Buccus, Post-Doctoral Fellow at DUTs GenderJustice, Health and Human Development wrote the following public opinion articles for various media platforms



Transcending the colonial fabrication of race is a radical idea that works against tribalism of all forms. Now, as opportunists whip up ethnic hatred, South Africa again needs this ethic.



At the time of writing, Durban is reeling from massive riots, accompanied by looting on a huge scale. Violence is escalating and people are deeply fearful and angry. Social cohesion is collapsing.


July civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal exposed a worrying l… (dailymaverick.co.za)

The ANC in the province was mostly silent, apart from a few bland pro-Zuma statements. There was also a deafening silence from the trade unions.



The capitals of the world will be looking at how the powers that be deal decisively with a very real threat to the democratic state. Even though we are a mere dot on the global landscape, South Africa is entwined in the international economic and political system.



The Constitutional Court judgment is a definite demonstration that South Africa has not become a complete banana republic.


Nelisiwe Zuma


Nelisiwe Zuma is a PHD student supervised by Prof Potgieter and Dr Anita Hiralaal and she is researching the Discourses of menstrual hygiene management: A study of adolescent girls, educators and girl’s mothers in deep rural areas of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Nelisiwe has a Master’s Degree in Education Management, Leadership and Policy, obtained from the University of KwaZulu Natal. She is currently employed by the Department of Education as a Secondary school teacher. She has 13 years teaching experience at a high school level. Nelisiwe’s research focuses on challenges of menstrual hygiene management amongst adolescent girls from deep rural areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Her research involves gender sensitive issues and feminist psychology.



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