Staff Profile

/Dr Dzingai Kennedy Nyahunzvi
Dr Dzingai Kennedy Nyahunzvi
Dr Dzingai Kennedy Nyahunzvi

Position: Senior Lecturer

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  • PhD Tourism (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • MSc Tourism and hospitality management (UZ, Zimbabwe)
  • BA Hons Geography (UZ, Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

  • Tourism and Neoliberalisation, 
  • Protected area Tourism, 
  • Voluntourism, 
  • Virtual tourism, 
  • Propoor tourism, 
  • Green Tourism and eTourism


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). Dunedin. New Zealand.
  • Nyahunzvi, D.K. (2010). Integrating 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.

University service/community engagement activities

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Department Postgraduate Coordinator, 2010 to date.
  • Faculty of Commerce Representative: Research and Postgraduate Committee, 2010 to date. 
  • Member of Faculty of Commerce Research Committee, 2010 to date. 
  • Member of the Main Organising Committee of the first MSU International Research Conference 
  • Chairperson of MSU Research Ethics Committee. 
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Department chairperson, 2004 to 2007.

Conferences and workshops attended to date

  • ATLAS Tourism for development conference, 1 – 3 July 2009, Gaborone, Botswana.
  • The Centre for Recreation Research Symposium, 18 – 19 March 2010, University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 5 – 8 July 2010 Rydges hotel, New Zealand. 
  • MSU Ist International Disciplinary Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe MSU Univen Economic integration, entrepreneurship and sustainable development conference, 14 to 16 October 2015, Gweru, Zimbabwe.

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