Dr. A. Makuyana


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
  • Master of Social Science (Social Work)
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Key Research Areas

  • Clinical social work,
  • Community development,
  • Child welfare and child protection


  1. Makuyana, A., Mbulayi, S.P. &Kangethe S.M. 2020. Psychosocial deficits underpinning child headed households (CHHs) in Mabvuku and Tafara suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe. Children and Youth Services Review 115 (2020) 105093 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0190740919314203?via%3Dihub
  2. Mbulayi, S.P., Makuyana, A. &Kangethe S.M (Submitted 2020). Street Vending Motherhood: Implications on Childcare in Harare, Zimbabwe. Children and Youth Services Review, 105581. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0190740920320041 ?token=9B39D495052BD873261B1D71E51F09F5C983F66B9AC5202AE0AFF81CE18880AC8A6C9D9829E73F07334B379790D9224A
  3. Makuyana, A., &Mbulayi, S. P. (2019). Beyond the Enclave: Expediting the Challenges and Prospects of Young Girls Doing STEM Subjects in Public High Schools in Rural Zimbabwe. Selected Papers For 2019 – aau.org https://www.aau.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COREVIP-2019-Selected-Papers-Final-for-Printing.pdf#page=9
  4. Mushonga, L, T., Mbulayi, S, P, & Makuyana, A. (2018). Rethinking 4th year Social Work Internship in South Africa: Challenges, Implications and Prospects https://ijournals.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2.6606-Shingie.compressed.pdf http://bettercarenetwork.org/library/the-continuum-of-care/residential-care/exploring-care-and-protection-offered-to-ovcs-in-care-institutions-with-examples-from-south-africa
  5. Mbulayi, S, P., & Makuyana, A. (2017). From a vision to action: Making the national drug master plan(s) work in South Africa http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09766634.2017.1326690?tab=permissions&scroll=top
  6. Makuyana, A., &Kangethe, S, M. (2015). Exploring care and protection offered to OVCs in care institutions with examples from South Africa and Botswana. https://bettercarenetwork.org/library/the-continuum-of-care/residential-care/exploring-care-and-protection-offered-to-ovcs-in-care-institutions-with-examples-from-south-africa
  7. Makuyana, A., & Kangethe, S, M. (2014). Re-thinking and re-conceptualizing child care institutionalization in South Africa: effects and impacts on OVCs. http://bettercarenetwork.org/library/principles-of-good-care-practices/transforming-institutional-care/re-thinking-and-reconceptualizing-child-care-institutionalisation-in-south-africa-effects-and
  8. Kangethe, S, M., & Makuyana, A. (2014). Exploring evidences of psychosocial-emotional damage of OVCs in care institutions in a few countries of the developing world. http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JSS/JSS-38-0-000-14-Web/JSS-38-2-000-14-Abst-PDF/JSS-38-2-17-4-1650-Kangethe-S-M/JSS-38-2-117-14-1650-Kangethe-S-M-Tx[1].pmd.pdf
  9. Mbulayi, S.P., Makuyana, A. & Kangethe S.M. (Submitted 2020). Psychosocial Impacts of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in Zimbabwe: A Citizens Perspective. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. Accepted
  10. Mbulayi, S.P., Makuyana, A. &Kangethe S.M. (Submitted 2020). Psychosocial Impacts of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in Zimbabwe: A Citizens Perspective. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. (Accepted)
  11. Mbulayi, S., P. & Makuyana, A (Submitted 2020). The Place of Social Work Research in the Growth and Development of the Profession in Zimbabwe. Book Chapter: (Accepted Book Chapter)
  12. Makuyana, A & Mbulayi, S., P. (Submitted 2020). Social Work Practice in Refugee Settings: Challenges and Prospects for Zimbabwe Book Chapter: Book Chapter: (Accepted Book Chapter)

Conferences and Workshop papers presented

  • Beyond the enclave: Expediting the challenges and prospects of young girls doing STEM subjects in public high schools in rural Zimbabwe
  • Challenges and prospects associated with indigenizing social work practice in socioeconomically fragile and culturally diverse African states: The case of a few selected African countries
  • Energizing the Fight against Drug and Substance abuse in South Africa: The Case of Mothers against Drugs (MAD) in Rustenburg South Africa

As the current Fieldwork coordinator, I utilized the opportunity to network with different organizations where some of our level three students are placed. There has been some positive feedback from a number of organizations pending partnerships and collaborations in 2021.

Community Service

  • Committee on Academic Ceremonies (Faculty Representative) – I represent the Faculty of Social Studies at the university’s COAC meetings. I was also part of the 2019 and 2020 graduation organizing committee at both faculty and university level.
  • Computer Committee – As part of the computer committee members at faculty level, I contributed towards updating the faculty and department’s web pages. I managed to compile relevant information on academic staff in the Department of Social work for the webpage updating purpose.
  • Exams Committee – As an exams committee member at department level, I contribute towards the printing, packaging and safe keeping of the department’s exam scripts. I was part of the group that recently printed exam papers to be written in Jan/Feb 2021.