Dr Ziyanda Majombozi

Lecturer in Social Anthropology
E-mail: majombozi@sun.ac.za


PhD, University of Witwatersrand

Ongoing Interests: 

Ziyanda Majombozi is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University. Her research interests include Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH), childbearing, pregnancy, birthing practices, care, child-rearing, politics of reproduction, anthropology of mothering, motherhood, and Black mothering.

Recent Publications:

  • Majombozi, Z. 2024. (forthcoming). Mothering in the Decolonial Moment, in Geller. L.  (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook to Feminist Anthropology.
  • Majombozi,Z., Mutendi, M. 2024. (forthcoming). Embodiment, in Pentecost, M., Keaney, J., Moll, T., & Penkler, M. (eds.). The Handbook of DOHaD and Society: Past, Present, and Future Directions of Biosocial Collaboration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Majombozi, Z., 2019. Care, Contagion and the Good Mother: Narratives of Motherhood, Tuberculosis and Healing. Anthropology Southern Africa, 42(4), pp.290-301.
  • Kelly-Laubscher, R., Paxton, M., Majombozi, Z. and Mashele, S.S., 2018. Factors Affecting the Success of First Generation University Students at a South African University, in Bell, A. and Santamaría, L.J. (eds), Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies. Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.97 – 119.


  • Majombozi Z. 2015. ‘Do we take state help for granted?’ The Mail & Guardian, 02 Apr 2015

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