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Joseph Rudigi Rukema
Position Senior lecturer
Discipline Sociology
Phone 031 260 2440
Email josephr1@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address MTB, Level 1. Room: F131

Degrees held

  • PhD in Social Policy

Research Interests

  • African Indigenous knowledge systems
  • Migration and xenophobia
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace building
  • Rural development
  • Political violence
  • Terrorism and insurgency

Teaching Interests

  • Sociology
  • African studies
  • Peace studies
  • Development studies
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Publications

Books/ Monographs

  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Co-ed): 2017. Africa’s regional integration: A myth or a reality?  (Forthcoming) Book to be published by Sub-Saharan Africa University Press:
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2016. People’s resilience and adaptation to climate change: South African perspective: Published by: Sub-Sharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (ed): 2016. Thinking and re-thinking Development: Is there an alternative to Africa’s development? Book published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press: ISBN 978-0-620-66858-3
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema, Jean Bosco Nsengiyumva Binenwa and Kasai Ndahiriwe (eds):  2014. Prospects and Challenges in Contemporary Africa: East and Southern Africa. Book published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press: ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema 2011: Understanding Responses and Resilience to Climate Change: Case of Drought in South Africa (Book). Published by: Lap Lambert Academic Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Sultan Khan, 2015. Female Trans-border migration: Case of Rwandan women migrants in Durban, South Africa. The Oriental Anthropologist, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2015, Pages 123-138.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema 2015. Indigenous approaches to peace making and conflict resolution: the case of inter-clans and political conflict in Msinga villages in -Natal province: Indiliga:Journal of African Knowledge Systems) Volume 13, Issue 2, 2014.
  • Agnes Nyiraruhimbi and Joseph Rudigi Rukema, 2014. Indigenous approaches to maize production: Case of Msinga villages in KwaZulu-Natal Province (East African Journal of Science and Technology) Volume 4, Issue 1, 2014. Pages 25-40.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Sultan Khan, 2013 Chronicling the Effects of the 2008 Xenophobic Attacks amongst  a Select Group of Congolese and Burundian Women in the City of Durban. Alternation Special Edition 7 (2013) 176 – 196.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Hamilton Sipho Simelane 2013: Institutional Responses to climate change: Case of drought in Msinga villages in KwaZulu-Natal (East African Journal of Science and Technology). Volume 3, Issue 1&2, 2013. Pages 56-67
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Hamilton Sipho Simelane 2013: Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Drought, and People’s Resilience and Responses: Case of Msinga Community In KwaZulu-Natal ( Indiliga:Journal of African Knowledge Systems) Volume 12, Issue 1, 2013. Pages: 108-125.
  • Godwin, Dube and Joseph Rudigi Rukema  2013: Intra-continental Brain Drain. Case of Social Scientists from Africa in South Africa.  International Journal of Sociology, vol. 43, no. 1, Spring 2013, pp. 68–78.
  • Belinda Johson, Mariam Seedat Khan, Joseph Rudigi Rukema, (2013). Women Seafarers and Identity Management Strategies - Combatting Gender-Based Challenges at Sea.  Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa (JGRA) 145-162 Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa Vol. 19 No. 2. 

Book Chapters

  • Abdinasar Farah, Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Wilondja Muzumbukilwa :2016: A  study of pregnant women and health workers knowledge on malaria prevention and treatment guidelines during pregnancy in Hodan district in Somalia (Book chapter). Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema 2011: The journey from death to life: I was told that life is out there: Case if Congolese Immigrant in Durban. (Chapter in a book).in Contemporary Social Issues in Africa. Cases in Gaborone, Kampala. (Published in African Institute of South Africa 2011) 
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema, 2014: Traditional Approaches to Peace Making and Conflict Resolution: Reference to inter-tribal and political violence in Msinga Communities in KwaZulu-Natal Province (Published by: Africa -International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2014): Sustaining livelihoods in the Mist of Climate Change: Case of Drought in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, Province, South Africa ( Published by:  Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): Divorce and its effects on children in Rwandan Society: Case of Gasabo District ( Published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): Implications of Participatory Broadcaster Entertaiment Programmes on Economic Productivity of Rural Youth: Case study of Gatsibo District ( Published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Jose Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): The role of non-governmental Organizations in Economic Development of Rural People in Rwanda: A review of Global CIVICS HARING in Kamonyi District  ( Published by:  Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): Factors affecting Women Entrepreneurship in Rwanda: Case study of Kayonza District. ( Published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): The effects of poor hygiene and Sanitation on Community wellbeing in Kigali City: Case study of Gasabo Restaurants. (Published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press). ISBN: 978-0-620-60203-7

Opinion papers

  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2016. Integration of international labour migrants in the Republic of South Africa. Korea Institute of International of Economic Policy 2016 issue 2
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2016. The role of the Media and xenophobic attacks on African foreign nationals in the Republic of South Africa. Korea Institute of International of Economic Policy 2016 issue 2
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2016. An in-depth analysis of the contribution of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Eastern Part of the Republic Democratic of Congo (DRC. Korea Institute of International of Economic Policy 2016 issue 2

Supervision

  • I successfully supervised and graduated 20 Masters Students, 11 Honours students and 1 PhD completed. currently supervising four PhD, 6 Masters and 2 Honours students.

External Examination

  • Examined 3 PhD theses, five Masters Dissertations and reviewed 55 research proposals, 21 Journal articles. External Promotion assessor of University of Cape Coast, external reviewer of the NRF, Associate editor of Eastern Africa Journal of Sciences and Technology.

Conferences and seminars attendance

  • Attended 40 conferences, both local and international. I also attended numerous seminars and workshops

Community engagement and Social entrepreneurship initiatives 

  • -Founder and President of the Management council of: Sub-Saharan Africa University
  • -Founder and Director of: Centre for Languages and Culture Promotion
  • -Initiator of: Save Our Planet
  • -Initiator of: United against Gender Based violence
  • -Sub-Saharan Africa University and Community partnership projects;
  • -Founding President of: Africa-International Alumni Association
  • -Currently supporting education for 3 children from poor families and orphans
  • -Minister of Hospitality in the church for 14 years
  • -Member of Peace and Justice for 1 year (church organisation)
  • -Organised a regional conference on Peace Building in the great lakes region which brought together academics, civil societies, policy-makers and media from four countries of the great lakes region,
  • -Organised 2 books collaboration writing among scholars from the African continent
  • -Church construction team fundraiser

Visiting Fellowship

  • Kigali Independent University, ULK
  • University of Rwanda
  • Kampala University
  • Kigali independent University and Independent Institute of Lays Adventists of Kigali.

Awards

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 3 years (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Africa knowledge interchange (NRF)
  • Best teacher ward by the students (Kigali Independent University)
  • Productivity awards (UKZN)
  • UKZN competitive grant 

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