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/Mr Langtone Maunganidze
Mr Langtone Maunganidze

Position: Senior Lecturer

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Qualifications

  • Cert. in Education(UZ)
  • BSc Hon Sociology (UZ)
  • MSc Sociology & Social Anthropology (UZ)
  • D.Phil. (Sociology) (UZ)

Research Interest

  • Corporate citizenship
  • Decent Work
  • Industrial Democracy
  • Society and Space
  • Succession Planning
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Social Media
  • Development Practice

Recent/Latest Publications

Author IDs:    ORCID: 0000-0002-9649-2542;       SCOPUS ID:   56126174600

      Book(s) 

  1. Maphosa, F., & Maunganidze, L (Eds)(2021). Corporate citizenship. Palgrave, Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  1. Maunganidze, L. (2022).  Exhuming lived experiential past in rural development research and practice. In: T. Madzivhandila, S. Hachingota, J. Francis…. (eds.), Development Practice in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from the trenches (pp: 99-107). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91131-7_15 
  2. _. (2021). Corporate citizenship and workplace democracy in Botswana: Rhetoric or reality? In: F. Maphosa & L. Maunganidze (eds.), Corporate citizenship: Business and society in Botswana (pp. 77-116). Cham: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67766-4_3
  3. _. (2018). Interweaving cyber-sociality with religiosity in Zimbabwe. In G. Faimau & W. O. Lesitaokana (eds.), New media and the mediatisation of religion: An African Perspective (pp. 31-48). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Journal Articles 

  1. _. ( 2023). Sponsored or autogestive materialization of space: Urban informality in Harare, Zimbabwe. Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, 11(1): 45-72. https://doi.org/10.26806/modafr.v11i1.420   
  1. _(2023). Misconceptions of the theory of evolution predict opposition to the theory and science in general among a sample of Zimbabwean university students. Heliyon9(4), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e16783 
  2. _. (2022). Corporate social investment practices as ‘soft technology’:  A case of selected Botswana firms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 368:1-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132957; http://www.elsevier.com/article
  3. _. (2022). Investigating the sexist implications of bride price (lobola) in Zimbabwe. Society, 59(6):1-12 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00743-7. https://link.springer.com/article 
  4. -. (2021). Succession planning and the sustainability of the land reform programme in Zimbabwe. Journal of Asian and African Studies57(7): 1414–1429https://doi.org/10.1177/00219096211058888. https://journals.sagepub.com 
  5. _. (2020). `Excavating blind spots in qualitative research: Reflecting on a lecturer’s experiential past. Mosenodi: International Journal of Educational Studies, 23 (2): 41-62. Botswana Educational Research Association.  https://journals.ub.bw › index.php › mosenodi. 

RECENT INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS: CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Papers  presented

  1. (2023). ‘Coping with gatekeeping in digitalized political participation research’. 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS Conference), & 3rd RC33 Regional Conference Asia: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, 20‒26 February, 2023 
  2. _. (2021). ‘Sponsored or agential ‘autogestants’? A critical discourse analysis of urban informal settlements in Zimbabwe’. Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS) (www.mes.tu-berlin.de/GCSMUS), University of Botswana, 24 September, 2021 

Conference Sessions and workshops organized and chaired 

  1. 2023- Conference Session Organizer [with Gabriel Faimau & Dawn Lyken-Segosebe] Session #23 Session name: “Digitalization, political participation and transformation in the global South.” At the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS Conference), & 3rd RC33 Regional Conference Asia: India, Onsite conference hosted by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India), 20‒26. February, 2023,
  2. 2022- Conference Session Organiser-[with Jamie-Scott Baxter & Laura Kemmer] Session #06 Session name: “From living labs to sites of unity: Decolonizing urban experiments with planetary futures” 2nd RC33 Regional Conference Latin America, Brazil at the SMUS Conference at the University of Sao Paulo,  Brazil, 8-9 September, 2022.
  3. 2021-Facilitator ‘Coping with iconic architecture in an African context: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous research methodologies’. Paper presented onsite as a Brown-Bag Lecture at the Institute for Sociology (IfS), Technische University (TU), Berlin, Germany, 1 December, 2021.
  4. 2021-Using the narrative research approach. Virtual seminar for the University of Botswana, Department of Sociology Graduate Students, delivered onsite on the 11 November, 2021 @ 1200 hrs from Technische University, IfS Seminar Room, Berlin, Germany.

RESEARCH PROJECT

2O22- Current: 

  • Project theme: ‘Society and space in Zimbabwe’.  
  • Proposed book title: Representation and materialization of architecture and space in Zimbabwe. Publisher: Springer 

EXTERNAL ASSESSOR/EXAMINER ENGAGEMENT 

  1. University of Botswana, -Faculty of Social Sciences-2023-current     
  2. University  of  Cape  Town –Faculty of Commerce-2021-current
  3. University of KwaZulu Natal-College of Law and Management Studies -2022-current 
  4. University of Venda –Institute of Rural Development- 2019-current
  5. Technische Universitat (TU)-Berlin, Germany-PhD Social Sciences Scholarship Assessor- Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS)-2022 
  6. Midlands State University, Faculty of Business Sciences-DBL-2023-Current.

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