Publications 2015


1. Peta, K.Y.T. Gere, J., Musara, C., Chitamba. J. (2015). Neanderthal contribution to the modern human gene pool is minor. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research, 3(1), 1813-1821

2. Mzumara, M., Mathee, M., Steenkamp, E. (2015). How a focused approach to export promotion can accelerate Zimbabwe’s post-conflict reconstruction. Africagrowth Institute, 12(1), 4-7

3. Dziva, D., Kusure, L., Bhukuvhani, C., Mhishi, M., Muvindi, I., Zuvalinyenga, D., Basira.K. Berdut, I.R. (2015). Attrition of pre-service student science teachers under the Virtual Open and Distance Learning (VODL) mode at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in Zimbabwe. Educational Journal of the University of Patras Unesco Chair, 2(2), 25-34

4. Muzarabani, N., Mupa, M., Gwatidzo, L and Machingauta, C. (2015).Silica gel matrix immobilized Chlorophta hydrodictyon africanum for the removal of methylene blue from aqueous solutions: Equilibrium and kinetic studies. African Journal of Biotechnology, 14(3), 2463-2471

5. Gere, J., Karidzangundi, R., Ntuli, V., Nyamugure, T., Mudyiwa, S.M and Kundhlande. A. (2015). Filing considerably breaks seed dormancy of Berchemia discolour Hemsley. African Journal of Plant Science, 9(6), 274-278.

6. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J., Kapewangolo, P.T. and Mazimba. O. (2015). Therapeutic and Prophylactic Potential of Morama (Tylosema esculentum): A Review. Phytotherapy Research,29, 1423-1438

7. Mupa, M., Hungwe, C.B., Witzleben, S., Mahamadi, C and Muchanyereyi, N. (2015). Extraction of silica gel from Sorghum bicolour (L.) moench bagasse ash. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 9(2), 12-17

8. Mahamadi, C., Mupa, M and Jackson G.E. (2015). Competitive adsorptive removal of Pb, Cu and Cd from Water using water pennywort fixed on alginate. Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation, 6(4) 1-7

9. Zhou, S. (2015). Contact between English and African oral traditions: Interfacing warring identities; The case of Zimbabwe. Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, 25, 11-21

10. Zhou, S. (2015).Dialogic Communication: Reviving mathematics and science pedagogy for the 21st century. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44(10), 1-13

11. Musemwa, L., Muchenje, V., Mushunje, A., Aghdasi., F., Zhou, L. (2015). Household food insecurity in the poorest province of South Africa: level, causes and coping strategies. Food Security, 7:647-655.DOI 10.1007/s12571-015-0422-4

12. Bongo, P.P., Lunga., W., Sithole., M., Chipangura., P. (2015). Dynamics of Culture and Climate Change and their Implications on Livelihoods: Experiences from Rural Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Management Sciences and Education, 4(3), 14-33

13. Phiri, S.M., Ncube., A., Mucherera., B., Ncube., M. (2015). Artisanal small scale mining: Potential ecological disaster in Mzingwane District, Zimbabwe. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 7(1), 1-11

14. Mudavanhu., C., Manyena., S.B., Collins., A.E., Bongo.P., Mavhura., E., Manatsa. D. (2015). Taking children’s voices in disaster risk reduction a step forward. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science DOI 10.1007/s13753-015-0060-7, 6, 267-281

15. Mavhura. E., Manatsa. D., Mushore. T. (2015). Adaptation to drought in arid and semi-arid environments: Case of the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. Jamba; Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 7(1), 1-7

16. Manatsa, D., Morioka. Yushi., Behera. S.K., Mushore. T.D., Mugandani.R. (2015). Linking the southern annular mode to the diurnal temperature range shifts over Southern Africa. International Journal of Climatology DOI:10.1002/joc.4281

17. Muvengwa, J., Mbiba. M., Nyenda.T. (2015). Using branch diameter to estimate fresh biomas removal by elephants: comparison of linear and quadratic models. African Journal of Ecology, 53, 126-129

18. Manhokwe, S., Parawira. W., Zvidzai. C(2015). Aerobic mesophilic treatment of potato industry wastewater. International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, 7(7), 92-100

19. Masvodza, D.R., Gasura, E., Zifoddya.N., Sibanda, P., Chisikaurayi, B. (2015). Genetic diversity analysis of local and foreign sunflower germplasm (Helianthus annuus) for the national breeding program: Zimbabwe. Journals of Cereals and Oilseeds, 6(1)1-7

20. Mugumbate, J. (2015). World Social Work Day celebrations in Zimbabwe: An opportunity to promote social justice. International Social Work 1-7
DOI: 10.1177/0020872815594860

21. Ndemo. Z (2015). Negotiating the Transition from High School to Undergraduate Mathematics: Reflections by some Zimbabwean Students. Middle Eastern and African Journal of Educational Research, 14, 67-79

22. Chingwaru, W., Vidmar, J., Kapewangolo, T.P. (2015). The potential of Sub-Saharan African Plants in the Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections: A Review. Phototherapy Research, 29, 1452-1487.

23. Kurebwa, J. (2015). The vulnerability of female informal cross border traders to HIV and Aids in Zimbabwe: The case of Beitbridge Border Post. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 20(3), 65-69

24. Kurebwa, J. (2015). Who owns the land? Rural women’s access to and control of agricultural land in the Madondo Communal Lands of Gutu District, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(9), 50-57

25. Kurebwa, J. (2015). A review of rural local government system in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2014. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 20(2), 94-108.

26. Dodo. T.R., Dodo. O. (2015). Conflict over scarce economic resources: An analysis of the Zimbabwe/ Nigeria small scale business relationship in Harare. Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development, 10, 115-124

27. Dodo. O. (2015). Endogenous conflict resolution approaches: The Zezuru perspective. IDA Publishers. (Book)

28. Musara, C., Chitamba., J. (2015). Growth and yield of brassica napus in response to acacia angustissima leaf biomass application. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 25(2), 510-518.

29. Saruchera, C., Mushayabasa., T., Chitamba. J., Chiota.W.M. (2015). Effects of Hydration Time on Quality of “Pretty Woman” Roses. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 2(7), 129-134.

30. Musara, C., Chitamba., J., Nhuvira. C. (2015). Evaluation of different seed dormancy breaking techniques on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) seed germination. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 10(17), 1952-1956.

31. Mutengezanwa, M., Mauchi., F.N., Dube. T., Gombarume. F. (2015). Factors influencing the adoption and usage of internet banking by consumers in Zimbabwe. Singapore Researchers, 26-34,

32. Maunga, M., Mugari., I, Tundu., M. (2015). Perspectives on vigilantism in the Republic of Zimbabwe. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6(5), 323-334.

33. Mugari, I., Maunga., M., Chigariro, T. (2015). Embracing intelligence- led policing in the Republic of Zimbabwe. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 4(2), 87-94

34. Njaya, T. (2015). A proposed economic household portfolio model on land acquisition and utilization in A1 resettlement areas in Zimbabwe. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 20(6), 84-92.

35. Njaya. T (2015). Strategies for daily survival: The role of social capital among street vendors of Harare Metropolitan. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 20(7), 98-105.

36. Chirimubwe, R.G. (2015). The impact of corporate social responsibility on brand awareness: A case stud of Unilever Zimbabwe Private Ltd. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 4(5), 322-332

37. Mugari, A., Masocha, V. (2015). An analysis of gender equity in sport leadership: The women’s spoken mind. International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies, 2(7), 63-67.

38. Mudyiwa, S.M., Nyamugure.T., Chitagu.T., Kundhlande. A. (2015). Characterization of urban forest nurseries: A case study of Harare suburbs in Zimbabwe. Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, 1(3), 101-107

39. Mujuru, L., Rusinamhodzi., L., Nyamangara., J., Hoosbeek M.R. (2015). Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and manure application on storage of carbon and nitrogen under continuous maize cropping in Arenosols and Luvisols of Zimbabwe. Journal of Agricultural Science, 1-15, doi:10.1017/S0021859615000520

40. Jimu, L., Wingfield. M.J., Mwenje.E., Roux. J. (2015). Diseases on eucalyptus species in Zimbabwean plantations and woodlots. Southern Forests, 77(3), 221-230.

41. Wuta, M., Nyamadzawo., Magonziwa.B. (2015). Afrhinet baseline survey report for Zimbabwe. Afrhinet. (Book)

42. Dzomba., P., Kugara., J., Zaranyika.M.F. (2015). Extraction of tetracycline antimicrobials from river water sediment: a comparative study of three solid phase extraction methods. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 9(19), 523-531.

43. Zaranyika, M.F., Dzomba, P., Kugara.,J.(2015). Speciation and persistence of doxycycline in the aquatic environment: Characterization in terms of steady state kinetics. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, 50, 908-918. DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2015.1067101

44. Muchanyereyi, N.M., Kugara, J., Zaranyika., M.F. (2015). Thermodynamic parameters for the adsorption of volatile n-alkane hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: Effect of organic solvent and mineral acid treatment. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 9(3), 282-291.

45. Mukoko., T., Mupa., M., Guyo., U., Dziike., F. (2015). Preparation of rice hull activated carbon for the removal of selected pharmaceutical waste compounds in hospital effluent. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology, 1-9

46. Chingombe., W., Pedzisai., E., Manatsa. D., Mukwada.G. (2015). A participatory approach in GIS data collection for flood risk management, Muzarabani district, Zimbabwe. Arab J Geosci, 8, 1029-1040 DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1265-6

47. Ndumiyana, D., Magomelo, M. (2015). Image steganography recognition using artificial neural networks. International Journal of Research in Information Technology, 3(6), 288-294.

48. Shonhiwa, C., Song, Y., Baokuan, Li (2015). Numerical simulation and measurement of temperature distribution in water-in-glass evacuated solar water heater. Physical Science International Journal, 6(3), 169-184.

49. Shaw, A.P.M. Tirados, I., Mangwiro, C.T.N., Esterhuizen, J., Lehane., M.J., Torr., S.J., Kovacic. V. (2015). Costs of using tiny targets to control glossina fuscipes fuscipes, a vector of gambiense sleeping sickness in Arua District of Uganda. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 1-19 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003624

50. Gere, J., Yessoufou, K., Daru.B.H., Maurin, O., Bank., M.D. (2015). African Continent a Likely Origin of Family Combretaceae (Myrtales). A Biogeographical View. Annual Research and Review in Biology, 8(5), 1-20.

51. Terence.D.M., Mavhura. E., Tichaona. Z., Nation.M. (2015). Assessment of the reliability of world weather online forecasts for Kadoma Community. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change,

52. Nyikahadzoyi, M.R. (2015). Teachers’ knowledge of the concept of a function: A theoretical framework. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education , 13(2), 1-23

53. Manatsa, D., Mudavanhu., C., Mushore, T.D., Mavhura, E. (2015). Linking major shifts in East Africa ‘short rains’ to the Southern Annular Mode. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4443

54. Mavhura. E. (2015|). Disaster legislation: a critical review of the Civil Protection Act of Zimbabwe. Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-1986-1

55. Manwere, A., Chipfuwa, T., Mukwamba, M.M., Chironda, G. (2015). Knowledge and attitudes of registered nurses towards pain management of adult medical patients: A case of Bindura Hospital. Health Sciences Journal, 9(4:3), 1-6

56. Makado, E., Makado, R.K., Rusere, M.T. (2015). An assessment of knowledge and attitudes towards prostate cancer screening among men aged 40 to 60 years at Chitungwiza Central Hospital in Zimbabwe. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(4), 45-55

57. Kanda., A., Nyamadzawo., G., Gotosa., J. (2015). Characterisation of Distillery Molasees Stillage and Assessment of Water Quality of a River Running through a Sugar Cane Plantation in Southern Zimbabwe. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 6(1), 1-12

58. Dudu, V.P., Jeche. T. (2015). An assessment of Occupational Noise Levels in a Plastic Manufacturing Industry in Zimbabwe. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 4(1), 21-27

59. Gotosa, J., Nyamadzawo, G., Mtetwa., T., Kanda., A., Dudu., V.P. (2015). Comparative Road Dust Suppression Capacity of Molasses Stillage and Water on Gravel road in Zimbabwe, Advances in Research, 3(2), 1-11

60. Wuta, M., Nyamadzawo, G., Mhlambo, J., Nyamugofata, P. (2015) Grounds and surface water quality along a dombo transect in Chihota smallholder farming area, Marondera District, Zimbabwe. Physics Chemistry of the Earth, DOI 10.1016/j.pce.2015.09.014

61. Manyevere, A., Gotosa, J., Bangira, C., Chikwari, E., Manyumwa, D. (2015). Characteristics and management options of crusting soils in smallholder farming areas of the Zambezi metamorphic belt in northern Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 32(3), 157-164

62. Nyamugure, T., Mudyiwa, S., Sabunet, C. (2015). Early growth performance and reforestation potential on Acacia polycantha on two different soil types: The case of Jali Village in Chiweshe, Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Science and Technology.

63. Nyamugure, T., Mureva, A., Gotosa, J., Nyamadzawo, G., Masona C, Mudyiwa.C., Makumbe., A. (2015). The impact of forest management regimes on soil organic carbon in Baikiaea plurjuga woodlands. International Journal on Current Research.

64. Gwenzi, W., Dunjana. N., Pisa, C., Tauro, T., Nyamadzawo, G. (2015).Water Quality and Public Health Risks Associated with Roof Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Potable Supply: Review and Perspectives. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.swaqe.2015.01.006

65. Jimu.., L., Chen. S., Wingfield., J., Mwenje. E., Roux. Y. (2015). Three genetic groups of the eucalyptus stem canker pathogen teratosphaeria zuluensis introduced into Africa from an unknown source. Antonie van Leeuenhoek. DOI 10.1007/s10482-015-0606-0

66. Jimu, L., Kemler, M., Wingfield., ML, Mwenje., E., Roux Y. (2015). The eucalyptus canker pathogen Teratosphaeria zuluensis detected in seed samples. Forestry. DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpv037

67. Muvengwi, J., Ndagurwa, H.G.T., Nyenda. T. (2015). Enhanced soil nutrient concentrations beneath-canopy of savanna trees infected by mistletoes in a southern African Savanna. Journal of Arid Environment, 116, 25-28. Doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.01.017

68. Jimu, L., Chen. S., Wingfield.M., Mwenje. E., Roux. J (2015). The eucalyptus stem canker pathogen teratosphaeria gauchensis represents distinct genetic groups in Africa and South America, DOI: 10.1111/efp.12249

69. Jaravaza, D.C., Mabhungu, I. (2015). Value addition in Zimbabwe’s agro-ecological region 2: Nature of farmers’ activities, preparedness and their constraints. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 4(6), 97-104

70. Chingwaru, T., Jakata, O. (2015). An analysis of the survival strategies adopted in times of economic downturn: The case of retrenchees in Bindura, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(10), 648-651

71. Nyengerai, S. (2015). The relationship between gender, product category and the constructs of private label brand perception in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(10), 2093-2096

72. Chingwaru, T., Jakata, O. (2015). Factors restraining small to medium enterprises (Smes) from engaging in export market: The case of manufacturing Smes in Harare, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(10), 643-647

73. Manatsa, D., Matarira, C., Mushore, T.D., Mudavanhu, C. (2015). Southern Africa winter temperature shifts and their link to the Southern Annular Mode. DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2474-8, 2237-2350

74. Manatsa, D., Mushore, T., Lenouo, A. (2015). Improved predictability of droughts over southern Africa using the standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index and ENSO. DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1632-6

75. Muvengwi, J., Ndagura, H.G.T. (2015). Soil seed bank dynamics and fertility on a seasonal wetland invaded by Lantana camara in a savannah ecosystem. South African Journal of Botany, (100), 190-194

76. Chirozva, C. (2015). Community agency and entrepreneurship in ecotourism planning and development in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier conservation area. Journal of Ecotourism. DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2015.1041967

77. Nyakudya, I.W., Stroosnijder, L. (2015). Effect of rooting depth, plant density and planting date on maize yield and water use efficiency in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Modelling with AquaCrop. Agricultural Water Management, (146), 280-296
78. Ncube, P.S., Ncube, A., Mucherere, B., Ncube, M (2015),. Artisanal small scale mining: Potential ecological disaster in Mzingwane District, Zimbabwe. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 1-11

79. Tirados, I., Esterhuizen, J, Kovacic, V., Mangwiro, T.N.C, Vale, G.N., Hastings, I., Solano, P, Lehane, M.J., Torr, S.J. (2015. Tseste control and Gambian sleeping sickness, implications for control strategy. PLos Neglected Tropical Disease. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003822

80. Nyakudya, I.W., Stroosnijder, L. (2015). Conservation tillage of rainfed maize in semi-arid Zimbabwe. A review. Soil and Tillage Research. doi:10.1016/j.still.2014.09.003, (14), 184-187

81. Kowe, P., Pedzisai, E., Gumindoga, W., Rwasoka, D.T. (2015). An analysis of changes in the urban landscape composition and configuration in the sancaktepe district of Istanbul Metropolitan City, Turkey using landscape metrics and satellite data. Geocarto International, 30 (5), 506-519

82. Karambakuwa, R.T., Makochekanwa, A., Kairiza, T. (2015). An empirical application of the gravity model to assess the trade potential of comprehensive economic partnership agreements between the European Union and Southern African Countries. Journal of Economics, 6(3), 226-237.

83. Shasha, D., Mupa, M., Muzarabani, N., Gwatidzo, L., Muchingauta, C. (2015). Removal of congo red from aqueous synthetic solutions using silica gel immobilized chlorophyte hydrodictyon africanum. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology, 8(2), 83-90

84. Mudavanhu, C., Manyena, S.B., Collins, A.E., Bongo. P., Mavhura, E., Manatsa, D. (2015). Taking children’s voices in disaster risk reduction a step forward. International Journal Disaster Risk Science, 6: 267-281

85. Mudavanhu, C., Bongo, P.P. (2015). Children’s lived experiences of coping with natural disasters: Lessons from floods and droughts in Muzarabani District, Zimbabwe. Children, Youth and Environments, 25(3), 1-9

86. Ateeq, R, Mupa, M., Mahamadi, C. (2015). A mini review on new emerging trends for the synthesis of adipic acid from metal-nano heterogenous catalysts. Catalysis letters, DOI 10.1007/S10562-1682-5

87. Maushe, F., Mugumbate, J. (2015). “We are on our own”: Challenges facing child headed households (CHH), A case of Seke Rural Area in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Social Work, (5),1, 33-60

88. Mujru, L., Gotosa, J., Nyamadzawo, G. (2015). Patterns of forest complexity and carbon storage in natural forests and woodlands of Zimbabwe. XIV World Forestry Congress, Durban , South Africa

89. Musemwa, L, Matsika, P., Gadzirayi, C., Chimvuramahwe, J. (2015). Meeting maize requirement production targets through utilization of potential irrigable area: Case of Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension Economics and Sociology, 4(2), 171-185,