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/Dr D.K. Nyahunzvi
Dr D.K. Nyahunzvi
Dr D.K. Nyahunzvi

Senior Lecturer



  • BA Hons Geography (UZ)
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management (UZ)
  • PhD Tourism (University of Otago)

Research interests:

  • Tourism and Neoliberalisation
  • Protected Area Tourism
  • Voluntourism
  • Virtual Tourism
  • Propoor Tourism
  • Green Tourism


Book chapters:

  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2015). The changing nature of national parks under neoliberalisation in Mosedale, J.T. (Ed). Neoliberalism and  the political economy of tourism: Projects, discourses and practices, Ashgate pp 99 -116

Journal Papers:

  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2005). The physical impacts of tourism in Zimbabwe: The state of the art. The Dyke: A Midlands State University Journal, 1 (1): 98 -106
  • Nyahunzvi, D.K. (2010): Winners and losers: Local perceptions of Kruger National Park’s commercialisation process. In Reis, A., Jellum, C., Lovelock, B. and Thompson, A. (Eds.) Recreation Values and Natural Areas (pp 64-69). New Zealand.
  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2010). Intergrating development and conservation through tourism in southern Africa: A poisoned chalice? Association  for tourism and leisure  education and research 6, (1): 107-124
  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2012). Beyond the rhetoric: Chinotimba residents’ perceptions of the legacy of the FIFA World Cup 2010, Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 3 (2): 1-16.
  • Nyahunzvi D.K. and Njerekai C. (2012). Tour guiding in Zimbabwe: Key issues and challenges, Tourism Management Perspectives, 6, 3-7.
  • Nyahunzvi, D.K. (2013). Come and make a difference: Online marketing of the volunteering experience to Zimbabwe. Tourism Management Perspectives 7: 83-88.
  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2013). CSR reporting among Zimbabwe’s hotel groups: A content analysis,   The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 25 (4): 595- 613.
  • Nyahunzvi D.K. (2013). The resurgence of resource nationalism and private protected areas: Through the lens of Save Valley Conservancy’s indigenization.  Journal of Nature Conservation 22 (1): 42-49.
  • Nyahunzvi, D.K. (2014). ‘Greening’ Gweru urban tourist lodges: low levels of ecoliteracy, green awareness and actions. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 3 (1): 1-13.
  • Nyahunzvi, D.K. (2015). ‘Negotiating livelihoods among Chivi curio traders in a depressed Zimbabwe tourism trading environment. Anatolia: An international Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2014.974065 pp 1-11.

Community Service:

  • Tourism Department Postgraduate Coordinator
  • Faculty of Commerce Representative: Research and Postgraduate Committee
  • Member of Faculty of Commerce Research Committee
  • Member of the Main Organising Committee of the first International Research Conference
  • Chairperson of MSU Research Ethics Committee

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