2016 Publications


1. Chinamatira, L., Mtetwa, S., Nyamadzawo, G. (2016). Causes of wildland fires, associated socio-economic impacts and challenges with policing, in Chikari resettlement area, Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Fire Science Reviews, DOI 10.1186/s40038-016-0010-5

2. Nharingo, T., Moyo, M., Mahamadi, C. (2016). Kinetics and equilibrium studies on the biosorption of Cr(V1) by vigna subterranean (l.) Verdc Hull. International Journal Environment Research, 10(1), 85-96

1. Mugari, I. (2016) Perspectives on cyber threats to the retail sector in Zimbabwe: A case study of East Gate Shopping Mall. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 5(3), 180-187.

3. Muchua, J., Jimu, L, Njuguna, J, Wingfield, M.J, Mwenje, E, Roux J. (2016). First report of teratosphaeria gauchensis causing stem canker of eucalyptus in Kenya, Forest Pathology, 46, 168-170.

4. Mujuru, L., Hoosbeek, M,R. (2016). Modelling soil carbon from agriculture and forest areas in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 6(2), 59-68.

5. Mpofu, V. (2016). Time: An African Cultural Perspective, African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences (Book Chapter)

6. Mugari, I., Gona, S., Maunga, M., Chiyambiro, R. (2016). Cybercrime, the emerging threat to the financial services sector in Zimbabwe. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7(3), 135-143

7. Nyoni, C., Dodo.O. (2016). An overview of taboo and superstition among the Yemba of Southwest of Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 4(2), 221-226

8. Efon, E., Lenouo, A., Mankam, D., Manatsa, D. (2016). Cloud properties during active and break spells of the West African Summer monsoon from cloudsat-CALIPSO measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar –Terrestrial Physics, 145, 1-11

9. Murekachiro, D. (2016). Time series volatility forecasting of the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange. The International Journal of Business and Management, 4(3), 41-52

10. Jaravaza, D.C., Guveya, A. (2016). The impact of sports sponsorship on brand equity dimensions: A case of Castle Lager brand in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research, 6(14), 1958-1963

11. Muchanyereyi, N,M., Kugara, J., Zaranyika, M.F. (2016). Surface composition and surface properties of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: Effect of mineral acid and organic solvent treatment. African Journal of Biotechnology, 15(21), 897-909

12. Rahman, A., Mupa, M., Mahamadi, C. (2016). A mini review on new emerging trends for the synthesis of adipic acid from metal-nano heterogeneous catalysts. Catal Lett, 146, 788-799

13. Chaukura, N., Murimba, E.C., Gwenzi, W. (2016). Synthesis, characterization and methyl orange adsorption capacity of ferric oxide-biochar nano-composites derived from pulp and paper sludge. Appl Water Science. DOI 10.1007/s13201-016-0392-5

14. Siyongwan, P.Q., Chanza, N. (2016).Interrogating the post-apartheid socio-economic transformation in Mdantsane, Buffalo City. GeoJournal, DOI 10.1007/s10708-016-9714-2

15. Chanza, N., Wit, de. A.(2016) Enhancing climate governance through indigenous knowledge: Case in sustainability science. South African Journal of Science. 1-7

16. Mapuva, J., Chimbangu, F. (2016). Of natural resources, poverty alleviation and local communities: Case of Quarry Mining in Mutoko District (Zimbabwe). Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences, 3(2), 191-197.

17. Mapuva, J., Dube, M. (2016). Small-scale gold mining and rural livelihoods: Case of Wozoli Silobela Ward 22, Kwekwe District (Zimbabwe). Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences, 3(3), 223-231

18. Mudavanhu, C.M. (2016). A review of children’s participation in disaster risk reduction. Jamba- Journal of Disaster Studies 8(1), 1-6

19. Karavina, C., Kamota, A., Mandumbu, R., Parwada, C., Mugwati, I., Masamha, B. (2016). Nematicidal effects of brassica formulations against root knot nematodes (meloidogyne javanica) in tomatoes (solanum lycopersicum l). Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 27(02), 109-114

20. Chinamatira, L., Mtetwa, S., Nyamadzawo, G. (2016). Causes of wildland fires, associated socio-economic impacts and challenges with policing in Chikari resettlement area, Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Fire Science Reviews, 5(1), 1-11

21. Mufunda, E., Makuyana, L. (2016). Obesity: A potential pandemic for the 21st century among the youths in Zimbabwe. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 6, 136-145

22. Kovacic, V., Tirados, I., Esterhuizen, J., Mangwiro, C.T.N., Lehane, M., J., Torr, S.J., Smith, H. (2016). We remember..Elders’ Memories and Perceptions of Sleeping sickness control interventions in West Nile, Uganda. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 1-18, DOI: 10.1371/jpurnal.pntd.0004745

23. Jimu, L., Chen, S.F., Wingfield, M.J., Mwenje, E., Roux, J. (2016). The eucalyptus stem canker pathogen teratosphaeria gauchensis represents distinct genetic groups in Africa and South America. Forest Pathology, 46, 229-239.

24. Muvengwi, J., Mbiba, M., Ndagura, H.G.T., Kabvuratsiye, N. (2016). Pulsing hydrology and topography determine the structure and spatial distribution of cubitermes mounds in a savanna ecosystem. Catena, 145, 99-106

25. Wuta, M., Nyamadzawo, G., Mlambo, J., Nyamugafata, P. (2016). Ground and surface water quality along a dambo transect in Chihota smallholder farming area, Marondera district, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 92, 112-118

26. Mujuru, L., Rusinamhodzi, L., Nyamangara, J., Hoosbeek, M.R (2016). Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and manure application on storage of carbon and nitrogen under continuous maize cropping in Arenosols and Luvisols in Zimbabwe. Journal of Agriculture Science, 154 (2), 242-257

27. Jimu, L., Chen, S.F., Wingfield, M., Mwenje, E., Roux, J. (2016). Three genetic groups of the eucalyptus stem canker pathogen teratosphaeria zuluensis introduced into Africa from an unknown source. International Journal of General an Molecular Microbiology, 109 (1), 21-33

28. Mavhura, E. (2016). Disaster legislation: a critical review of the civil protection act of Zimbabwe. Natural Hazards, 80(1), 605-621

29. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J. (2016). Thirty years on with an HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe (1985-2015). HIV and AIDS Review, 15(1), 26-32

30. Jimu, L., Kemler, M., Wingfield, M.J., Mwenje, E., Roux, J. (2016). The eucalyputs stem canker pathogen teratosphaeria zuluensis detected in seed samples. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, 89(3), 316-324

31. Muvengwi, J., Ndagurwam, H.G.T., Nyenda, T., Mbiba, M. (2016). Nutrient dynamics and plant assemblages of Macrotermes falcigen mounds in a Savanna ecosystem. Acta Oecologica, 76, 13-21

32. Ndagurwa, H.G.T., Nyawo, E., Muvengwi, J. (2016). Use of mistletoes by the grey go-away-bird (corythuixoides concolor, musophagidae) in a semi-arid Savannah, south-west Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology, 54 (3), 336-341

33. Mugumbate, J. (2016). World Social Work Day Celebrations in Zimbabwe: An opportunity to promote social justice. International Social Work, 59(4), 452-458.

34. Jinga, P., Palagi, J., Ashley, M.V. (2016). Development of microsatellite loci of pod mahogany, afzelia quanzensis (fabaceae) by illumine shotgun sequencing and cross-amplification in A. Africana. Application in Plant Sciences, 4(6), doi.org/10.3732/app.1600010

35. Manatsa, D., Mudavanhu, S., Mushore, T.D., Mavhura, E. (2016). Linking major shifts in East Africa ‘short rains’ to the southern annular mode. International Journal of Climatology, 36 (4), 1590-1599

36. Muzenda-Mudavanhu, C.A. (2016). A review of children’s participation in disaster risk reduction. Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 8(1), 1-6

37. Chanza, N., De Wit, A. (2016). Enhancing climate governance knowledge: Case in sustainability science. South African Journal of Science, 112 (3-4).

38. Munjeri, K., Ziuku, S., Maganga, H., Siachinyama,, B., Ndlovu, S. (2016). On the potential of water hyacinthas a biomas briquette of heating applications. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering , 7(1), 37-43

39. Murekachiro, D (2016). A review of artificial neural networks application to stock market predictions. Network and complex systems, 6 (4), 1-4

40. Njanike, K. (2016). Small to medium enterprises handbook: Ideas and secrets of starting a business. Sara Books (Book)

41. Ndumiyana, D and Mukabeta T (2016). Backpropagating Learning Algorithms for Emails Classification. International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering 8 (7) ISSN:0975-3397

42. Mapuwei, T.W., Tsododo, M., Jakata, O., Gondo, C. (2016). Demand modelling of alcoholic beverages in Manicaland Province using of Time series analysis. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering and Technology, 1(10)

43. Shoniwa, C., Makaka. G. (2016). Concentrator augmented wind turbines. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews,59, 1415-1418

44. Magodora, M., Mapuwei, T.W., Basira, K., Chagwiza, C.J. Masanganise, J., Mutangi, K. (2016). Investigating the Adoption and integration of ICT in the teaching and learning of mathematics. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology. 3(9), 4531-4544

45. Mutambara, L.H.N., Phoshoko, M., Nyaumwe, L.J. (2016). A comparison of South African and Zimbabwean Secondary School Mathematics Teacher Education Programs! Insight from the oretical expositions of programmes. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology, 3 (10), 4704-4715

46. Muchuweni, E., Sathiaraj, T.S., Nyakotyo, H. (2016). Effect of gallium doping on the structural, optical and electrical properties of zinc oxide thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis. Ceramics International 42, 10066-10070

47. Muchuweni, E., Sithiaraj, T.S., Nyakotyo, H. (2016). Physical properties of gallium and aluminum co-doped zinc oxide thin films deposited at different radio frequency magnetron sputtering power. Ceramics International 42, 17706-17710

48. Muchuweni, E., Sithiaraj, T.S., Nyakotyo, H. (2016). Low temperature synthesis of radio frequency magnetron sputtered gallium and aluminum co-doped zinc oxide thin films for transparent electrode fabrication. Applied Surface Science (Elsevier), 390, 570-577

49. Mupa, M., Mapfaire, E., Machingauta, C., Muchanyereyi-Mukaratirwa (2016). Preparation of rice husk ash silica-hydroxyapatite adsorbent for defluoridation of water: Kinetic and equilibrium studies. International Journal of ChemTech Research 9(9), 75-84

50. Mupa, M., Shereni, K., Dzomba. P (2016). Pennisetum Purpureum ash silica immobilized sugarcane bagasse for the removal of methylene blue. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences 4(3), 71-78

51. Mupa, M., Rutsito, D., Desmond and Musekiwa. C. (2016). Removal of methylene blue from aqueous solutions using biochar prepared from eichhorrnia crassipes (water hyacinth)- molasses composite: kinetic and equilibrium studies. African Journal of Pure and applied Chemistry, 10(6), 63-72

52. Zivanai, O., Chari. F., Nyakurimwa., C. (2016). Tax compliance challenges in fulfilling tax obligations among SMEs in Zimbabwe: A survey of SMEs in Bindura (2015). International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 7 (2), 1544-1556.

53. Chari, F. (2016). The significance of supplier relationship management in industry competitiveness: A case of bakeries in Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Business Management Science, 2(1), 29-42

54. Chari, F., Zivanai, O. (2016). An investigation into pricing techniques of flea market operators in Zimbabwe: Case study of Bindura (2015). Journal of Business Management Science, 2(2)

55. Chari, F., Zivanai, O., Kandenga, F. (2016). Factors that affect green procurement implementation in the manufacturing industry: A case of Harare firms in Zimbabwe (2015). The IJBM Best Business Management Journal , 4(3), 215-220

56. Mapuwei, T.W., Tsododo, M., Jakata, O., Gondo, C. (2016). Demand modelling of alcoholic beverages in Manicaland Province using time series analysis. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 3(10)

57. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J. (2016). Prevalence, perceptions and factors influencing the use of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) in Zimbabwe’s adult population: The case of Bindura District. European Journal of Integrated Medicine, 8(4), 484-493

58. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J. (2016).Potential of Zimbabwean commercial probiotic products and strains of lactobacillus plantarum as prophylaxis and therapy against diarrhea caused Escherichia coli in children. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. IF:0.841 Elsevier

59. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J. (2016). A novel porcine cell culture based protocol for the propagation of hepatitis E virus. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Science Direct, 6(8), 596-602

60. Vidmar, J., Chingwaru, W. (2016). Mammalian cell models to advance our understanding of wound healing- A Review. Journal of Surgical Research, IF:2.076, Wiley

61. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J. (2016). Culture, myths and panic: three decades with a generalized HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Zimbabwe and Beyond. Global Public Health, IF:1.205, Talylor and Francis Online, 1-16

62. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J., Kapewangolo, P.T., Glasshoff, R., Sampson. S.L (2016). Applications of mammalian cell models in mycobacterium tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection studies: a review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 9(9), 832-38

63. Mhlanga, W., Nyikahadzoi K. (2016). Competing claims in a multipurpose lake: Mapping resource conflicts on Lake Kariba. In: A.M. Song, S.D. Bower, P. Onyango, S.J. Cooke, R. Chuenpagdee (Eds.), Inter- Sectoral Governance on Inland Fisheries, TBTI Publication Series, St. John’s, 1-13

64. Richards, M., Metzel, R., Chiranda, N., Ly, P., Nyamadzawo, G., Vu, Q. D., de Neergaard, A.,, Oelofse, M., Wollenberge, E., Keller, E., Malin.,D., Olesen, J., E., Hillier, J., Rosenstock, T.S. (2016). Limits of agricultural greenhouse gas calculators to predict soil N2O and CH4 fluxes in tropical agriculture. Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/srep26279

65. Nyamugure, T., Mudyiwa, S.,M., Sabunet., C., Chikorowondo, G., Mukumbe, P., Makuku, T. (2016). Early growth performance and reforestation potential of Acacia polycantha on two different soil types: The case of Jaji Village in Chiweshe, Zimbabwe. Journal of Agriculture Science and Engineering, 2(4), 31-35

66. De Trincheria, J., Adhiambo, N., Bila, S., Cuamba, B., Dawit, D., Leal, W., Leaso, A., Magonziwa, B.,M., Malesu., M., Ngigi., S., Nissen., E., Petersen., Nyamadzawo, G., Nyamangara., J., Oduor, A., Sisendo.S., Pereira, F., Oguge, N., Oremo, F., Simane, B., Tulu. T., Wuta, M. (2016). Fostering the use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa 2016. Technical Report.DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.211049.39522

67. Parwada, C., Karavina, C., Kamota, A., Mandumbu, R., Marova, R. (2016). Effects of planting basin depth on the growth and performance of maize (zea mays). Sci, Agri., 13(1), 30-36.
68. Karavina, C., Ibaba,J.D., Gubba, A. (2016). First report of irist spot virus infecting onion in Zimbabwe. Plant Disease, 100 (1), DOI: 10.1186/s40038-016-0010-5
69. Gadzirayi, C.T., Bongo, P.P., Ruyimbe, B., Bhukuvhani, C., Mucheri, T. (2016). Diagnostic study on status of STEM in Zimbabwe. Technical Report.

70. Manatsa, D., Reason, C.J.C. (2016). ENSO-Kalahari Desert linkage on Southern Africa summer surface air temperature variability. International Journal of Climatology, Royal Meteorological Society, DOI10.1002/joc.4806

71. Makaye, P., Mapuva, J. (2016). Unpacking Zimbabwe’s enduring economic quagmire: interrogating the Zimbabwe agenda for sustainable socio-economic development transformation (Zim Asset) – International Journal of Political Science and Development, 4(6), 199-207

72. Mapuva, L,. Mapuva, J. (2016). The dilemma of children’s right to education in the era of the fast track land reform programme in Zimbabwe. Revisited, Cambridge scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Book)
73. Katsinde, C.S., Katsinde, T.J. (2016). The relationship between reported self-care practices and blood pressure levels of hypertensive clients at a provincial hospital in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 6(10), 205-215

74. Kurebwa, J. (2016). Political participation of rural women in decision making at the local government level in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Education, Culture and Society, 1(2), 33-43

75. Mupa, M., Gwaku, F., Gwizangwe, I. (2016). Pediastrum boryanum immobilized on rice husk ash silica as biosorbent for fluoride removal from drinking water. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9(48), 1-6.

76. Mukwada, G., Manatsa, D. (2016). Acacia mearnsii management in a South African national park: SWOT analysis using hot topics in biological invasion as a guide. Journal of Mountain Science, 14(1), 205-218

77. Mushore , D., Manatsa, D., Pedzisai, E., Mudavanhu, C. (2016). Investigating the implications of meteorological indicators of seasonal rainfall performance on maize yield in a rain-fed agricultural system: Case study of Mt Darwin District in Zimbabwe. Theor Appl Climatol DOI 10.1007/s00704-016-1838-2

78. Mzumara, M., Chingarande, A. (2016). Inter-sectoral comparative and competitive advantages of South Africa. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics , 26(1), 1-14