School of Social Sciences

Joseph Rudigi Rukema

josephr1@ukzn.ac.za

031-260-2440

  • Details

  • Position Senior Lecturer
  • Discipline Sociology
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressMTB, Level 1. Room: F131

Degrees Held

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Sociology)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Doctoral Degree in Social Policy Studies.
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Masters in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies.
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Honours in Public Policy Studies.
  • Institut Sendwe (Kalemie, Republic of Zaire).  State Diploma in Pedagogy
  • Ecole Primaire Mwana (Vyura, Republic of Zaire). Certificate of basic Primary Education

Awards

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

Teaching and Curriculum Development

  • I successfully taught and developed modules at both under and postgraduate levels. My teaching satisfies both the needs of general education of students and my own conviction. I developed and taught the following modules:

Teaching and Curriculum Development

  • I successfully taught and developed modules at both under and postgraduate levels. My teaching satisfies both the needs of general education of students and my own conviction. I developed and taught the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Environment and Development
  • Environmental ethics and philosophy
  • Social Issues – Practice and Theory
  • Africa in the World
  • Social Change
  • Contemporary Theory – Theorist
  • Research methodology
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Population and Development
  • Phycology of peace and conflict Management
  • Development theories and strategies
  • Democracy and Development
  • Human Right participation and good governance
  • Conflict analysis and transformation
  • Policy and strategy

Main Research Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Natural disaster (Prevention, Management and social change)
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
  • Migration
  • Political violence
  • African indigenous knowledge systems
  • Rural development
  • Regional integration
  • Terrorism and insurgency
Peer-Reviewed

Publications

  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Author): 2013. Understanding Responses and Resilience to Climate Change: Case of Drought in South Africa. Published by: Lap Lambert Publishers
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Co-editor): 2017. Africa’s regional integration: A myth or a reality? Book published by Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Editor): 2017. Inside the Mind of the Oppressed: An insight into lived experience of colonialism and apartheid in Africa.  Book published by Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Editor):  2017. Prospects and Challenges in Contemporary Africa: Second Edition.   Book published by:  Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Editor) 2017: Elections and Governance in Africa. Book published by Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Author): 2016. People’s resilience and adaptation to drought: South African perspective: Published by: Sub-Sharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (Editor): 2016. Thinking and re-thinking Development: Is there an alternative to Africa’s development? Book published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press and Africa-International Alumni Association Press:
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema, Jean Bosco Nsengiyumva Binenwa and Kasai Ndahiriwe (co-editor):  2014. Prospects and Challenges in Contemporary Africa: East and Southern Africa. Book published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press:
  • Mugambiwa S and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2019) Rethinking Indigenous climate governance through climate change and variability discourse by a Zimbabwean rural community (Forthcoming). Publisher: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
  • Rudigi Rukema, Māris Čapkēvičs and Beatrice (2019) Integration of Labour migrants in South Africa and Latvia (Forthcoming).Publisher (Journal of Mankind)
  • Felix Makonye and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2019) Identifying the dynamics of pre and post-electoral violence in Zimbabwe (Forthcoming),Publisher: International Journal of African and Asian Studies.
  • Felix Makonye and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2019) How to have sustainable, peaceful, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe (Forthcoming) Publisher:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2016. Integration of international labour migrants in the Republic of South Africa. Korea Institute of International 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 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 Economic Policy 2016 issue 2
  • 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. Pg 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. Pg 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  
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Beatrice Umubyeyi (2019) Migration and Managing Manhood: Congolese Migrant Men in South Africa (Forthcoming) Springer
  • Vhumbunu, C. and Joseph R. Rudigi (Forthcoming). Examining the Sustainability and Implications of the Sudan-South Sudan Secession: Perspectives from Experiences on the Ground. Paper submitted for publication review in the Journal for Contemporary History
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Sultan Khan (2018) Land tenure and Family conflict in Rwanda: Case of Musanze District. Published by (Springer).
  • Nedson Pophiwa and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2019) Border governance: The state as facilitator and regulator of shopping across the Zimbabwe-South Africa border (Forthcoming) to be published by African Institute of South Africa
  • Balcha Buta, Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Beatrice Umubyeyi (2017) the impact of microfinance institutions on women empowerment in Ethiopia: Case of Addis credit and saving institution in Addis Ketema District. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Bihango Musoka et Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2018) Les Praticiens du Thermomètre de l’évolution face aux Virus Informatique. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2017) Dismantling Combative Identities and Securing Peace in South Sudan through National Dialogue. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2017) Towards a Continental and Regional Approach in Combating Terrorism in Africa: An Assessment of Capabilities and Capacities. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Felix Makonye and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2017) Pre and post-electoral violence dynamics in a fragile state: Case of Zimbabwe. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Felix Makonye and Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2017) Dynamics of electoral violence in three selected African countries. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Niyitegeka Jean Baptiste, (2018) Implications of Participatory Broadcast Entertainment Programmes on Economic Productivity of Rural Youth. Case of Gatsibo District, Rwanda. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema (2017) Making a livelihood in the mist of climate change: Case of Drought in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema: 2017. Forced Displacement and Refugee Crisis in the Great Lakes Region: Situation, Implications and Possible Interventions. Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press.
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema and Beatrice Umubyeyi (2017) Integration of International Labour Migrants in South Africa (Book chapter). Published by: Sub-Saharan Africa University Press
  • 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): 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Joseph Rudigi Rukema et al (2014): Factors affecting Women Entrepreneurship in Rwanda: Case study of Kayonza District. (Published by: Africa- International Alumni Association Press).
  • 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).
Student

Supervision

  • Mvumbunu, CV (2018-2019) the secession of states as a strategy for resolving intra-state ethnic and religious conflicts in post-colonial Africa: The case of South Sudan).

Doctoral Supervision (Graduated)

  • Mvumbunu, CV (2017) the secession of states as a strategy for resolving intra-state ethnic and religious conflicts in post-colonial Africa: The case of South Sudan.
  • Pophiwa, N (2018) Zimbabwe cross-border shopping in Musina: Meanings, modalities and encounters (2000 to 2016)
  • Makonye, F (2018) Pre and post-electoral violence dynamics in a fragile state: What is the sustainable solution to the electoral violence in Zimbabwe?.
  • Ayegbusi, TM (2018) Civil Society Organizations and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: An Appraisal of the role of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
  • Mustafa Ahmed Osman (2019) The Political Economy of War in the Horn of Africa: Examining Changing Power Relationships in the Context of Major Wars in the region
  • Barnabas Okere (2019) Policy administration on rural women access and decision making over reproductive resources for sustainable development in Limpopo Province South Africa
  • Ntokozo Nzama (2019) How do international platform business create livelihood for migrant workers: the case of foreign born Uber drivers in Durban, South Africa
  • Mavis Makoni (2019) The intersectional nature of gender based violence among immigrants and the effectiveness of policy in immigrant GBV in Durban, South Africa.
  • Abeeb, AM (2018) Conflict Resolution and Peace Building strategies in democratic system: A study of Yobe Sate, Nigeria 2009-2017.
  • SURAJ, AO (2018) Local Wheat Production as a Means of Job Creation in Borno-State, North-East Nigeria.
  • Khanyile, K (2018) Trajectory of Politics: The African National Congress now and then (ongoing)
  • Chinyere, P (2018) SADC Mediation in Zimbabwe: Lost Opportunity for Lasting Solution to the Zimbabwe Crises.
  • Mugambiwa, S (2018) Climate Change and Subsistence Farming in Mashonaland East Province: Indigenous Adaptation Practices.
  • . Ndabarishye, E (2014) The effects of rapid population growth on the environment: Case study of Kicukiro district
  • 2.Nteziryayo, NT (2015) The analysis of the contribution of media in the social economic development of rual communities of Rwanda: Case of Huye Radio in Nyamabuye Sector.)
  • Muhorana ME (2015) Community participation in planning: Case study of Kicukiro.
  • Uwizeye, CU (2015) Peace building and its socio-economic impact in the development of Rwanda: Case study of Kicukoro district.
  • Karake, EMK (2015) Analysisof the contribution of farmer promoters in rural development in Rwanda with a Case study of Rulindo District.
  • Mukankuranga, VM (2015) the impacts of youth unemployment on socio-economic development in Ngoma District a case of Kibungo sector.
  • Abdullah, EF (2015) A study of pregnant women and health workers knowledge on malaria prevention and treatment guidelines during pregnancy in Hodan district, Somalia
  • Nkurunziza, D (2015) land property and family conflict in Rwanda. Case study: Musanze District (2010-2013)
  • Kareba, KM (2014) The impact of vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) on socio – economic development; the case of Gataraga sector in Musanze District (2011-2014.
  • Hakizayezu. HO (2014) Achieving gender equality and women’s empowment in Rwanda: Case of Bugesera district (Eastern Province).
  • Uwera, UT (2014) Impact of solid waste management on diseases prevention in urban area: Case study of Kacyiru sector in Gasabo disctrict.
  • Mudatinya M (2015) Assessing the effects of youth empowerment programm on youth sustainable development in Rwanda: Case study of TVET Kigali city.
  • Mugisha P (2015) Effectiveness of Developmental Public Relations Approach in the socioeconomic transformation of Rwanda: Case study of Youth Cooperatives in Gasabo Dis.
  • Mukabaziga S (2015) The contribution of cooperatives in environment protection and to socio economic development of Rwanda: Case of COOPEKI (Cooperative for Protection of the Environment of Kigabiro) 2012-2014’’.
  • Jaddo, M (2015) Impact of unintended pregnancy among female students aged between 13-18 as hindrance of sustainable development in contemporary Rwanda.
  • KUSASIRA, W (2016) analysis of performance based funding on health services delivery in Rwanda: Case of Rutongo Hospital in Ngoma sector (2012-2015).
  • Habarugira, N (2014) Recovery from genocide in Rwanda
  • Buta A B (2015). The impact of microfinance institutions on women empowerment in Ethiopia: Case of Addis credit and saving institution in Addis Ketema District.
  • Mukeshimana, V (2015) Assessment of Rainwater harvesting and utulisation as an alternative water source in classified Hotels of Kigali.
  • Phosisi (2018) integrated curriculum in Lesotho: Challenges encountered by learners through their teachers’ view (completed waiting for graduation)
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  • Bakankengesha, B (2018) HIV/AIDS: Attitudes, perceptions on the use of condoms among males and females. Comparative study of African migrants and South Africans living in the inner of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (completed waiting for graduation).
  • 1.Mseleku (2018) An assessment of public participation in enhancing local good governance: Case of KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal Province (Ongoing).
  • Vyonne Kasongo (2019) Preventing gender based violence against refugee women at workplace: Durban South Africa
  • Zwane, Z (2018) Child house headed: Challenges and coping mechanisms.
  • Msomi, N (2018) Understanding resilience in the face of abuse: A perspective of women in abusive heterosexual relationships.
  • Hlongwane, L (2018) Perception of marriage: A perspective of males and females at the University’s of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Cele, A (2018) HIV treatment vs pre-exposure prophylaxis in South Africa.
  • Myeni (2018) An Evaluation of disaster management policy as an intervention to the impact of drought in rural communities: A Case study of KwaNongoma Village.
  • 8.Mandonsela, B (2018) Evaluating the impact of NGOs in the Land Reform Policy in light of changing the livelihoods of prevoiously disadvantaged people in KwaZulu Natal.
  • Khoza, N (2018) between academia and social life: How do University of KwaZulu-Natal students manage academic and social life (Ongoing).
  • Mazibuko, B (2018) Challenges and Solutions to regional infrastructure development within (eThekwini Municipality) at: Inanda, Ntuzuma and Kwa Mashu (INK) Areas.
  • Vilaphi M (2017) The consequences of divorce on children’s academic performance: Case of University of KwaZulu-Natal Students, Howard College Campus.
  • 2.Dube, Z (2017) Development or dependency? – South African Child support grant (Graduated).
  • Zwane, A (2017) access to healthcare and challenges encountered by patients in public healthcare institution looking at case of Illovo Township at Kwa Zulu-Natal.
  • Hlatshwayo, N (2017) Linking studies to entrepreneurship: A perspective of University of KwaZulu-Natal undergraduate students.
  • Phosisi, I (2016) Mental Illness and the challenges encountered by Psychiatrists in South Africa”.
  • Mkhize, P (2014) An analysis of the local government’s role in ensuring Local Economic Development (LED) projects success and sustainability: a case study of Vulamehlo local municipality.
  • Mkhoza, L (2014) Are the Informal Settlements Residents without Housing Rights? Factors hampering housing delivery in Kennedy Road Informal Settlements.
  • 8.Mjwara A J (2014) Exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of strategic partnerships in land reform projects situated in uMgungundlovu District under KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Mhlongo, P (2014) Factors hampering land redistribution in Swayimane: Pietermaritzburg Region Kwazulu -Natal Province.
  • Charles Muvuzi (2017) the Contribution of electrification to the Socio-economic development of Rural areas: Case study of Matimba Sector (2009-2015)
  • Khumalo, M (2018) An exploratory study of university students attitudes and perceptions towards entrepreneurship: The Case Study of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College Campus.
  • Dlamini, N (2018) Transitioning to university’s life: Experience of first year rural students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.