Staff Profile

/Professor Wiseman Magwa
Professor Wiseman Magwa

Acting Director

Qualifications:

  • PhD Language Education (UNISA)
  • Master of Language Education (UZ)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (UZ)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (UZ)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (UZ)

Research Interests

  • Language planning and policy
  • Language teaching
  • Heritage and Culture

Publications

 

Books

 

  • Magwa, W. (2017) Writing a Research Proposal: A Step by Step Student Guide. Gweru: Mambo Press (978-086922-898-2).
  • Magwa, W. (2016) Tsika dzeVatema muZimbabwe: Bhuku Rokutanga. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN: 978 0 86922 892 0).
  • Magwa, W. (2015) A Guide to Conducting Research: A Student Handbook. Washington, Strategic Book Publishing Co. (ISBN: 978 1 68181 087 4)
  • Magwa, W. (2012) Dudziramutauro reChiShona: Bhuku romudzidzi Danho reA-Level. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 978 0 86922-844 9)
  • Magwa, W. (2012) Mhenenguro: Bhuku roMudzidzi Danho re ‘A’ Level. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 978-0-86922-843-2)
  • Magwa, W. (2010) Harmonization of Shona-Nyai Language Varieties. Cape Town: CASAS. (ISBN-978-1-920447-49-6)
  • Magwa, W. (2010) Language Planning and Policy for Mass Education: A Case for Zimbabwe. Cape Town: CASAS. (ISBN 978-1-920447-35-9)
  • Magwa, W. (2009) Haasiye Wandinoda. Bulawayo: TEPP Publishers. (ISBN-978-0-7974-3727-2)
  • Magwa, W. (2009)   Uvaranomwe hweVaShona: Bhuku roMudzidzi reChipiri. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 978 086 922 821)
  • Magwa, W. (2008)   A Unified Orthography for Shona-Nyai Language Varieties: Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Revised Edition, Cape Town: CASAS. (ISBN 978-1-919932-95-8)
  • Magwa, W. (2008) Manyorero Matsva oMutauro weChiShona Akavandudzwa muBotswana, Mozambiki neZimbabwe. Cape Town: CASAS. (ISBN 978-1-919932-96-5)
  • Magwa, W. (2008) Zvakakosha Kuziva Pamusoro peFuruwenza yeShiri. Cape Town: CASAS (ISBN 978-1-919932-86-6)
  • Magwa, W. (2008) Yananiso yeMapazi oMutauro weChiShona. Cape Town: CASAS. (ISBN 978-1- 919932-94-1)
  • Magwa, W. (2008) Uvaranomwe hweVaShona: Bhuku roMudzidzi roKutanga.  Danho reA Level. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 0 86022 795 5)
  • Magwa, W. (2007)    Kusimudzira Mutauro neTsika dzeVaShona MuZimbabwe. CASAS: Cape Town. (ISBN 978-1-919932-72-9)
  • Magwa, W. (2007) Chirairidzo cheManyorero Matsva oMutauro weChiShona muBotswana, Mozambiki neZimbabwe. Cape Town: The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS). (ISBN 78-1- 919932-62-0)
  • Magwa, W.   2007) Kubatwa Chibharo neDzimwe Mhosva dzePabonde. Cape Town: The Center for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS). (ISBN 1-91993257-7)
  • Magwa, W. (2006) A Unified Orthography for Shona Language Varieties: Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.  Cape Town: The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS). (ISBN 1-919932-45-3
  • Magwa, W. (2006) Ziva Kodzero Dzako: Kugara Nhaka yomufi Pasi poMutemo woRuzhinji. The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS): CapeTown. (ISBN 1-919932-43-7)
  • Magwa, W. (2001) Maidei Anodzidzisa Baba Vake: Bulawayo: TEPP Publishers. (ISBN 07974 2254 4)
  • Magwa, W. (2000) Jemedza. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 086922 754 8)
  • Magwa, W. (2000) Kudzidza noKudzidzisa Nhetembo. Harare: Sapes Books. (ISBN 177905 060 7)
  • Magwa, W. Manyorerwo eChiShona. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 086922 723 8)
  • Magwa, W. Njuzu. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 086922 510 3)
  • Magwa, W. (1990). Mafaro. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 089622 489 1)
  • Magwa, W. (1990) Atsunzunya Rega Atsikwe. Gweru: Mambo Press. (ISBN 086922 484 0)

 

Chapters in Books

 

  • Magwa, W. (2016): “Mutauro, Tsika neMagariro: Zvombo zveKusimudzira Budiriro muNyika” In Magwa, W. (Ed.) Tsika dzeVatema muZimbabwe. Gweru: Mambo Press. (Pp33-48).
  • Magwa, W. (2014): “Language, Culture, Education and Development” In Zvobgo R. J. (Ed) Contemporary Issues in Education. Harare: College Press. (pp 136-150).
  • Magwa, W. (2013) “Writing the Research Proposal” In Tichapondwa M. (Ed) Preparing your Dissertation at a Distance: A Research Guide. (ISBN-978-1-894975-65-0) Vancouver: VUSCC (pp156-171).
  • Magwa, W. (2010) “Language Harmonization in Southern Africa: Creating a Standard Unified Shona Orthography” In Chimhundu H. et al (Eds) Harmonization of Shona-Nyai Varieties. Cape Town: CASAS. (Pp123-140).
  • Magwa, W. (2008) “Facing Challenge of Mother Tongue Medium Education in Zimbabwe’ In D. E. Mutasa & E. Ogutu (eds) Teaching and Administering in African Languages. Pretoria: S. G. Publishers. (Pp181-205)
  • Magwa, W. (2008) “Uvaranomwe hweVatema” In Uvaranomwe hweChiShona: Bhuku roMudzidzi roKutanga. Gweru: Mambo Press (pp1-15).
  • Magwa, W. (2006) “Towards an African renaissance in language planning: A review of strategies to promote the use of indigenous languages as tools for development: The case of Higher Education Sector in Zimbabwe”   In    D. E. Mutasa (ed) African Languages in the 21st Century: The Main Challenges. Pretoria: S. G. Publishers (pp150-175)

 

Refereed Articles

 

  • Magwa, W. (2016) “Minimising unethical behavior in research and publishing: An author’s perspective”, Education Research Journal Volume 6 Number 12, pp 228-234.
  • Magwa, W. (2016) “Challenges Affecting Schooling Faced by Child Headed Families: A Study of Perceptions by Teachers, Parents and Learners in Masvingo District” European Journal of Research and Reflection in Educational Sciences. Volume 4, Number 10, pp 19-27.
  • Magwa, W. (2015) “Rethinking Ethical Issues in Academic Research: Perspectives from Zimbabwe” International Advanced Journal of Teaching and Learning. Volume 1, No. 1, pp 7-19.
  • Magwa, W. (2015) “Language as a pre-requisite for development: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER). Volume 2, No. 5, pp1-13.
  • Magwa, W. (2015) “Global Competence and Internationalisation of Higher Education in Africa: Towards a Conceptual framework for learners with Special Needs”. Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER) Volume 2, No. 5, pp 138- 150.
  • Magwa, W. (2015) “Enhancing Africa’s renewal through internationalization of Higher Education: A review of management strategies and issues” International Journal of Current Advanced Research. Volume 4, No.5, pp 76-80.
  • Magwa, W. (2015) “Attitudes Towards the Use of Indigenous African Languages as Languages of Instruction in Education: A Case of Zimbabwe.” Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER) Volume 2 (1) pp. 1-16.
  • Magwa, W. (2014) “The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): Language Policies in Africa Revisited” Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 (6A) pp888-894.
  • Magwa, W. (2014) “In Search of a New Paradigm for African Development: Voices from Zimbabwe” International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences and Humanities Research, Volume 2 (4) pp19-27.
  • Magwa, W. (2014) “Grappling with open and distance learning challenges in Southern Africa: A review of the harmonization of ODL policy frameworks in the SADC region” Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 (4B) pp574-578.
  • Magwa, W. (2014) “Documentation and Development of Languages in Zimbabwe: The long walk to Linguistic Freedom” International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences and Humanities Research, Volume 2 (3) pp 1-10
  • Magwa, W. (2010) “Planning for the Future: Exploring Possibilities of Using Indigenous African Languages as Languages of Instruction in Zimbabwe’s Education System” The Dyke, Special Issue No. 1 (2010) pp 1-31.
  • Magwa, W. (2010) “Revisiting the language Question in Zimbabwe: A Multilingual Approach to the Language in Education Policy”. Journal of Multicultural Discourses. Volume 5, Issue No.2, pp 157-168.
  • Magwa, W. (2009) “Language Harmonisation in Southern Africa: Toward a Standard Unified Shona Orthography (SUSO) for Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe”. The Dyke. Volume 3, Number 2; pp58-72.
  • Magwa, W. (2008) “Language and Development: Perspectives from Sub- Saharan Africa”. The Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies (SAFOS). Volume 18, Number 2; pp 35-47.
  • Magwa, W. (2008) “Language Policy and Practice in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe: Is it a Case of New Wine in Old Skins? A Critical Review”. Occasional Paper No. 42. Cape Town: CASAS.pp1-25
  • Magwa, W. (2008)    “Research and Development in Zimbabwe’s Higher Education Sector: The Case of Midlands State University Sexual Maturation Research Project” The Dyke. Volume 3, Issue No. 1 (pp36-45)
  • Magwa, W. (2007) “Language and Development: Perspectives from sub- Saharan Africa” NAWA Journal of Language and Communication. Volume1, Number1, June 2007, pp 57-68. 
  • Magwa, W. (2007) “In Search of a Language Policy Model for Zimbabwe: An Endoglossic Perspective”. Occasional Paper Number 27; Cape Town: The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS). Pp1-18.
  • Magwa, W. (2007) “Exploring Ethical Principles and Guidelines for Social Science Research in Zimbabwe” MASU Journal of Humanities and Sciences Volume 1, Number 1, 2007
  • Magwa, W. (2007) “The Dynamics of Literature and its Criticism: Perspectives from Africa” The Dyke. Volume 2, Number 1.
  • Magwa, W. (2007) “The Role of Theatre in Community Development: A Study of Dramatic Performances in the City of Gweru”. The Dyke. Volume 2, Number 1, 2007. pp 90-97.
  • Magwa, W. (2002) “The Shona writing system: An analysis of its problems and possible   solutions” Zambezia Volume 29 Number 1 2002.pp1-12