Prof. France Maphosa

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    Conference Organizing Committee Member

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    University of Botswana

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Biography: France Maphosa is Professor of Sociology at The University of Botswana. He has a PhD in Sociology and the title of his thesis was The Role of Kinship in Indigenous Businesses in Zimbabwe. He has worked for the National University of Lesotho, the University of Zimbabwe. He was Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Zimbabwe for six years. He also worked for the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Young Men’s Christian Association as a Research Consultant and Executive Director respectively. He has supervised a number of PhD students and is currently the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Botswana.

Selected Publications:

  • Maphosa, F and Maunganidze, L, (eds.) (2021): Corporate Citizenship: Business and Society in Botswana: Palgrave Macmillan

  • Rugoho T, and Maphosa, F (eds.) (2021): Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents with Disability. Palgrave Macmillan

  • Maphosa F and Natu, C. (2020): Undocumented migrants as homo sacer: Cases from Botswana and South Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies

  • Maphosa F and Molale-Rankone, M. (2020): Humour as aggression: The case of ho lahla mollo among students at the National University of Lesotho. Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 17(2):47-70.

  • Rugoho T and Maphosa, F. (2019): Socio-economic barriers faced by women with disabilities in Zimbabwe, In T Chataika (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa. London: Routledge

  • Maphosa, F, Ntau, C and Seleka, M. (2019): An appraisal of participation and rural development in Botswana: The case of Mankgodi Village. Botswana Notes and Records, 51: 75-89

  • Maphosa, F. (2011): Multiple Involvements or Multiple Exclusions: Transnational Experiences of Communities on the Zimbabwe-South African Borderlands. Addis Ababa: OSSREA.