Staff Profile

/Dr Leon Poshai


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teraity Education – PDTE (Midlands State University, 2023). 
  • PhD in Public Administration (University of the Western Cape, 2022).
  • Certificate in Copy-Editing (University of Cape Town, 2020).
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management (IPMZ, 2017).
  • Master of Public Administration Degree (University of Zimbabwe, 2017). 
  • Certificate in Data analysis using SPSS (SPSS Zimbabwe, 2017).
  • Certificate in Practical Project Planning and Management (University of Zimbabwe, 2016).
  • International Computer Driving Certificate (TelOne Center for Learning, 2015).
  • Bachelor of Administration Degree (University of Zimbabwe, 2013).

Research Interests:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Digital Governance 
  • Public Administration 


[A] – Journal Articles

  1. Chilunjika, A., Intauno, K., & Poshai, L. (2024). Optimising Fiscal Decentralisation for Improved Local Government Service Financing in Zimbabwe: Assessing the Hurdles and Prospects. Kurdish Studies12(2), 6162-6178.
  2. Poshai, L. & Vyas-Doorgapersad, S. (2023). Digital Justice Delivery in Zimbabwe: Integrated Electronic Case Management System Adoption. South African Journal of Information Management, 25(1), pp.1-11. 
  3. Poshai, L., Chilunjika, A., & Intauno, K. (2023). Examining the Institutional and Legislative Frameworks for Enforcing Cybersecurity in Zimbabwe. International Cybersecurity Law Review, 4 (2), pp.431-449.
  4. Poshai, L. & Vyas-Doorgapersad, S. (2023). Constraining impact of rapid urban in-migration on sustainable urban housing provision in Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University, 58 (4), pp.251-267.
  5. Choto, T.B. & Poshai, L. (2023). The Politics and Public Administration nexus in the practice of Football Administration in Zimbabwe. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 45(4), pp.1-17. 
  6. Williams, J.J., & Poshai, L. (2023). Policy Actors Engaged in Urban Housing Policy Provision in Zimbabwe: Experiences from Harare. Africa Journal of Public Sector Development and Governance6(1), 92-106.
  7. Intauno, K. & Poshai, L. (2023). Examining the Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Encountered by Municipal Waste Collectors in Murewa Rural District Council, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Law and Public Policy, 5(2), pp. 59-71.
  8. Chigora, P., Poshai, L., & Mcilo, A. (2022). Challenges with online teaching and learning under COVID-19 lockdown in selected Zimbabwean universities. Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives7(2), pp.36-49.

[B] – Book Chapters 

  1. Poshai, L. & Marawako, J. (2023). ‘Evaluating the efficacy of digital platforms for cyberspace election campaigning in Zimbabwe: Implications for the 2023 plebiscite’. In S. Muqayi (Ed.), The Route Towards the 2023 Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe, Chapter 2, (pp.11-38). Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
  2. Mcilo, A., Poshai, L., & Chigora, P. (2023). ‘The impact of Covid-19 on social security provision within the SADC’s social security frameworks: reflections from Zimbabwe and South Africa’. In MR Phooko, LT Chigowe, H ‘Nyane (Eds.), The Development and Application of SADC Community Law in Member States, Chapter 7, (pp.149-174) Cape Town: Juta. 

[C] – Conference Presentations 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Voter Apathy and the Retreating Boundaries of Democracy in Zimbabwe’, at the Centre for Research on Democracy Workshop, hosted by Stellenbosch University from 28 March to 31 March 2023.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Evaluating Member States’ Compliance to Instruments Guiding Education Provision in the SADC Region during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ at the SADC Community Law Seminar co-hosted by the University of Johannesburg and the National University of Lesotho on 29 April 2022
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Urban Housing Policy Dynamic in the Global South’ at the YEBO International Conference co-hosted by the University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology on 12 March 2020. 

 [D] Service in University Committees 

  • Research Board Rep (Faculty of Social Sciences) – January 2022- Present. 
  • Research Ethics Alternate Rep (Faculty of Social Sciences) – January 2022- Present. 


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