Staff Profile

/Dr Samson Rwadzi Mhlahlo

Dr Samson Rwadzi Mhlahlo

Lecturer : Faculty of Social Sciences


  • 1978: BA (Hons) in Geography, Southlands College, University of London, UK.
  • 1979: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of London, UK.
  • 1979: Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, RIH E, London, UK.
  • 1997: M A in Geography, University of London, University College, London, UK.
  • 2011: PhD in Geography, Midlands State University

Research Interest:  

  • The Urban built  Environment: Conservation and Management
  • Natural Resources and Management


Refereed Journals:

  • The Impact of Housing Provision Policy on Housing Problems in Gweru before and After Independence. The Dyke, Vol 1 No. 1 pp 107-115
  • The Problem of Housing Affordability, and its Economic and Social Effects on the City of Gweru, Zimbabwe. EASSRR, Vol.xx1 No2, June 2005, pp39-52.
  • Assessment of Urban Governance in Zimbabwe. Case of the City of Gweru. EASSRR, Vol. xx111 N0.1, January, 2007 pp 107-128.
  • Effective and Successful Teaching for Geography and Environmental Studies Teachers. The Dyke, Vol 6 No. 4. 2012 pp 46-62.
  • The Relative Decline of Interest in Regional Geography As A Geographical Study  Methodology Compared With Alternative Methods. The Dyke, Vol 7 2013 pp 14-25.

Community Service

  • August 1993- July 2003: Gweru City Council- Ward Four Councilor
  • During that period became Chairman of Audit Committee, Chairman of Finance Committee, Chairman of Environmental Committee, Chairman of Housing Committee and Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor.
  • August 1994 to Date 2010: Jairos Jiri Association: Life Member.
  • 1984-2008: Treasurer Methodist Church in Zimbabwe: Gweru and Holy Trinity Circuits.