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Makondelele Makatu

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Makhado General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

1997 Undergraduate Social and Economic Sciences
2001 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2005 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2008 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2010 Doctorate Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Social and Economic Sciences

The judgement of adolescents on financial hardship related stress in the family

Research Keywords: 
Judgement
Adolescents
Finacial hardship
Stress
Family

Publications resulting from Research: 


Maxwell, G.M., Radzilani-Makatu, M., & Takalani, J.F. (2016). Awareness of prevention of teenage pregnancy amongst secondary school learners in Makhado municipality. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine. 8(2), 1-5.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2015). Multiple Losses and Gains: Tshivenda-Speaking Widows’ Accounts in the Context of the Death of a Husband. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 6(4), 493-500.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2015). Construction of Socio-culturally Situated Identities and Relationships within the Context of Widowhood and Bereavement Rituals. Journal of Social Sciences, 44(1), 34-39.


Semise K.E. Radzilani-Makatu M., & Nkoana, S.E. (2015). Identification of Causes of Criminal Behaviour among Youth of Muledane Village, Vhembe District Municipality. Journal of Social Sciences, 44(1), 46-52.

Bassey, A.I., Thobejane, T.D., Prudence Thobile Zikhali, P.T., Eko Atu, E., & Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2015). Gender Dynamics and Influence of Patriarchal System in Small-Scale Community Fisheries Management in Nandoni Dam. Journal of Human Ecology, 50(1), 65-71.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. & Mahlalela, R. (2015). Perceptions of Dating Violence by Undergraduate Students at a South African University. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 25(1), 25-31.

Mukwevho, M.H., Zikhali, P.T.S., Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Effect of employees’ working conditions in the burnt brick manufacturing industries in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement1: 2), 481-490.

Malatjie, S. & Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Perceptions regarding occupational injuries by employees at Letaba hospital in Mopani district, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement1:2), 469-480.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Coping with stress: Parents caring for children with special health needs. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 446-458.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Perceptions of Tshivenda-speaking adolescents regarding parental support during their pregnancy. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 119-129.

Radzilani-Makatu, M., & Nemathaga, E. (2013). The experiences of mothers of deaf children in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 378-390.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2013). Tshivenda speaking widows’ construction of the nature of bereavement rituals. Southern African Journal for Volklore Studies, 23(1), 106-121.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2011). Coping with mentally handicapped sibling in the family among the Tshivenda-speaking community of South Africa. AJPHERD, Supplement 2(1), 258-269

Sodi, T., Mudhovozi, P., Mashmba, T., Radzilani-Makatu, M., Takalani, J., & Mabunda, J. (2011). Indigenous healing practices in Limpopo Province of South Africa. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 49(3), 101 – 110.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2011).The construction category of gender in relation to bereavement rituals among the Tshivenda speaking community.US-China Education Review, 1 (2), 289-295.

Makatu, M.S., Wagner, C., Ruane, I., & Schalkwyk, G.J. (2008).Discourse Analysis of the Perceptions of Bereavement and Bereavement rituals of Tshivenda Speaking Women. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 18(4), 573-580.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
- A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Venda - Researching on "The judgement of adolescents on financial hardship related stress in the family" and "The contributions of peer evaluation in students’ learning development and success in Problem Based Learning class"

Workshop and Conference Attended

2013 Polokwane, South Africa Women Leaders Empowerment Seminar
2014 University of Venda, South Africa 2nd international conference on Millennium Development Goals
2014 Athens, Greece 1st international conference on social sciences
2014 Fortaleza, Brazil The Network-Towards Unity for Health
2015 Athens, Greece 20th International conference on Association of Psychology & Psychiatry for Adults and Children
2015 Johannesburg, South Africa 21st Annual South Africa Psychology Congress
2015 Las Vegas, United States of America 2015 International Education Conference
2016 Kobe, Japan The Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliations

South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
South African Council of Social Services Professions
Health Professions Council of South Africa
Health and Welfare SETA

Presentation given

2013
How can women leaders overcome stress and other challenges in life
Polokwane, South Africa
Event: 1st Women Leaders Empowerment Seminar
2014
The lived experiences of divorced mothers in Vhembe District, South Africa
University of Venda, South Africa
Event: 2nd international conference on Millennium Development Goals
2014
How can women leaders overcome psychological barriers
Polokwane, South Africa
Event: Women Leaders Empowerment Seminar
2014
Peer evaluation in Problem-Based-Learning class: South African psychology students share their views
Fortaleza, Brazil
Event: The Network-Towards Unity for Health
2015
The reaction of mothers towards adolescence pregnancy: An exploratory study
Athens, Greece
Event: 20th International conference on Association of Psychology & Psychiatry for Adults and Children
2015
The views of adolescents regarding unemployment of parents in relation to their personal current and future life
Johannesburg, South Africa
Event: 21st Annual South Africa Psychology Congress
2015
The views of university students regarding learning tasks feedback received from lecturers
Las Vegas, United States of America
Event: 2015 International Education Conference
2016
The views of married women staying in abusive relationships in Thulamela Municipality, South Africa
Kobe, Japan
Event: Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

May 2010
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2009. The award was in a form of a certificate.
May 2011
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2010. The award was in a form of a certificate.
May 2012
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2011. The award was in a form of a certificate.
Jul 2013
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2012. The award was in a form of a certificate.
Jul 2013
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
Awarded for being a School of Health Sciences winner in Teaching in 2012. The award involved a certificate, R5000.00 cash, and R50 000.00 towards attending teaching and learning international conference.
Jul 2014
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2013. The award was in a form of a certificate.
Jul 2015
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award
Awarded for being an excellent active researcher in 2014. The award was in a form of a certificate.
May 2013
EUROSA Mobility Grant
Awarded the grant for a one month visit to an academic institution in Europe.
Feb 2008
Research Project Grant
Awarded by the University of Venda Research and Publications Committee to conduct a research project on "A Discourse Analysis of Bereavement Rituals in a Tshivenda Speaking Community: African Christian and Traditional African women’s Perceptions"
Apr 2015
Research Project Grant
I was awarded R75 000.00 by the University of Venda Research and Publications Committee towards research project on "The judgement of adolescents on financial hardship related stress in the family in Vhembe District, South Africa".
Mar 2016
Research Project Grant
Awarded R10 000.00 by Teaching Advancement at University Fellowship Programme coordinated by the University of Johannesburg to conduct a research project on "The contributions of peer evaluation in students’ learning development and success in Problem Based Learning class".
Jul 2016
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Awards
Awarded for being an active researcher and having 2.83 units in research publications in journals accredited by Department of Higher Education and Training in 2014. The award involved a certificate and R60 000.00 towards attending an international conference.
Jan 2017
Research Project Grant
I was awarded R249 480.00 by the University of Venda Research and Publications Committee towards research project on "Development of an Empowerment Programme towards Promotion of Responsible Citizenship amongst In-School Youth in Vhembe District" in South Africa.