Dr. Langtone Maunganidze

  • Role in Center:

    Advanced Researcher

  • Discipline:

    Sociology and Social Anthropology

  • University:

    Midlands State University of Zimbabwe

  • Country:


Biography: Dr. Langtone Maunganidze has a PhD in Sociology, and a MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology, obtained from the University of Zimbabwe. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. His teaching and research interest areas cover issues in industrial sociology, rural development and entrepreneurship. He has published dozens of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has presented engaging academic pieces at numerous international fora. His service to academia and his profession has taken him to various countries as a visiting scholar, external examiner for advanced degrees and reviewer for internationally acclaimed publishing houses. Dr. Maunganidze has ably mobilized and managed internationally funded research projects and student exchange scholarships. Furthermore, he is the university’s local contact person for the Global Centre of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS) project.

Selected Publications:

  • Maunganidze, L. (2019): Getting to grips with gatekeepers in African migrant research. Botswana Notes and Records, 51: 46-63. University of Botswana & Botswana Society.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2018): State ‘sponsored’ elitism and rural ‘peripheralization’ in Zimbabwe. The Dyke, Midlands State University Journal, 12 (1): 99-118.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2017): Authoritarian legacy and democratic succession in Zimbabwe. Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives, 2(1.1): 64-79. University of Limpopo: South Africa.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2018): Interweaving cyber-sociality with religiosity in Zimbabwe. In Gabriel Faimau & William O. Lesitaokana (Ed.). New media and the mediatisation of religion: An African Perspective. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Publishing.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2016): Zimbabwe: Institutionalized corruption and state fragility. In Dele Olowu & Paulos Charnie. (Ed.) State fragility and state building in Africa: Cases from Eastern and Southern Africa, 39-60. London: Springer.

  • Faimau, G./Maunganidze, L. (2016): Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitudes towards sexual risk behaviour and perceived behavioural control among college students in Botswana. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1-16. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2016.1164932

  • Maunganidze, L. (2013): ‘Invisible’ and ‘hidden’ actors: a gendered discourse on participation in family controlled businesses. Alternation, 20 (2), 52-74. Special Issue: Engaging New Analytical Perspectives on Gender in the African Context. Durban: University KwaZulu Natal.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2016): A moral compass that slipped: Indigenous knowledge systems and rural development in Zimbabwe. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1-12. Taylor & Francis. www.tandonline.org

  • Maphosa, F./Maunganidze, L. (eds.) (2021): Corporate  citizenship: Business and society in Botswana. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Maunganidze, L. (2020): Excavating blindspots in qualitative research: Reflecting on a lecturer’s experiential past. Mosenodi: International Journal of the Education Studies, 23 (2), 42-62.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Industrial Sociology
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Rural Development
  • Entrepreneurship

Current Position(s):

  • Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator in Human Resource Management and Sociology at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

Past Position(s)

  • Chairperson of Sociology Department, University of Zimbabwe
  • Head of Business Management, Ba Isago University, Botswana

Prizes & Awards:

  • CODESRIA Book Research project on Corporate Citizenship in Botswana
  • FARNPAN-University of Venda book project collaboration
  • 1. 2019-2021-TU/ Berlin- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): “Global Centre of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS)” funded under the Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation program – Exceed

Memberships & Networks:

  • Member of Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) – Zimbabwe Chapter 2006-12 (2018-today)