Dr Bekithemba Dube
Senior Lecturer
School of Education Studies
School of Education Studies
Qwaqwa Campus
Sports Facilities

Short CV

Dube Bekithemba is a senior lecturer and coordinator for foundation and intermediate phase. His research interest are in post colonial study of education, religion and politics. 


  1. Dube, B. 2017. Faith as a pathway to resilience among the Afromontane people. A bricolage approach. Theologia 42(2):28-45.
  2. Dube, B and Hlalele, D 2017. Afromontane Indigenous Knowledge and the Renaissance of Indigenous for a Sustainable Future. A decolonial Approach. Indilinga: Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems 16(2):238-249. Available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-c286aee10
  3. Dube, B, Nkoane, MM and Hlalele, D.J. 2017. Ambivalence of Freedom of Religion and Unearthing the Unlearnt Lessons of Religious Freedom from the Jonestown. A decoloniality Approach. Journal for the Study of Religion, 30(2):319-338. Available at http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?scipt=sci_arttext&pid=S1011-76012017000200015
  4. Dube, B and Tshelane, MD. 2017. The Conundrum of Public Service Commission in Zimbabwean school supervision: A Foucauldian view of Power Dynamics. Journal of Contemporary Management. 14(2017):812–830. Available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-a72c8a1b7
  5. Dube, B and Hlalele, 2017. Reconceptualising the interface of religion and school violence towards construction of sustainable learning ecologies in South Africa. Theologia 41(1):1-22. Available at https://theologiaviatorum.org/index.php/tv/article/view/17
  6. Bunmi, O., Dube, B., Tsotetsi, C.T. 2018. Collaborative Governance and Crisis Management in Nigerian Universities: An Exploration of Students’ Activism. SAICEd conference proceedings, pp 48-68. Available at http://aa-rf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SAICEd-2018-Proceedings.pdf
  7. Dube, B. and Nkoane, MM. 2018. The Interface of Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe: Rethinking Religious Leaders as Agents of Enthronement and Displacement. Alternation (Special Edition) 23(2018): 224-243 DOI:2519-5476; DOI https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2018/sp23a10
  8. Dube, B and Molise, H. 2018. The church and its contribution to the liberation of the Free State. Journal of Contemporary History 43(1):160-177. Available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-1005730381
  9. Dube, B and Hlalale, D. 2018. Revisiting critical emancipatory research in school violence narratives. A quest for safe school. Educational Research for Social Change, 8(4), 74-86. Available at http://ersc.nmmu.ac.za/articles/ERSC_Sept_2018_Vol_7_No_2_Dube_and_Hlalele_pp_74-86.pdf
  10. Dube, B and Jita, T. 2018. Trajectories of the new curriculum in Zimbabwe. Rethinking rational leadership to reconstruct the contested terrain in curriculum implementation. Issues in Educational Research 28(4), 1-18. http://www.iier.org.au/iier28/dube.pdf
  11. Dube, B and Tsotetsi, C. 2019. State-based curriculum making in a postcolonial state, Zimbabwe: Making sense of Family, Religious and Moral Education in a global context. Journal of Social Studies Research, 2019:10 (1), 241-258. Available at https://dergipark.org.tr/download/article-file/724110
  12. Mncube, VS and Dube, B. 2019. Reconceptualising teacher professionalism to address school violence: A quest to end corporal punishment. Independent Journal for teaching and learning 14(1): 86-101. Available at https://issuu.com/theindependentjournalofteachingandl/docs/the_independent_journal_of_teaching_bbb2b49fa9ad09
  13. Dube, B. 2019. Examination Mafiarisation and the Ambivalence of Performativity in Zimbabwe: A Quest for Rebalancing Pedagogy. Journal of Social Studies Research 29(10): 31-45. Available at http://jsser.org/index.php/jsser/article/view/464
  14. Dube, B. 2019. Trajectories of Mutual Zombification in Contemporary Religion in Africa. A need for Decoloniality Theology. Acta Theologia 39(1): 55-73. Available at journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/at/article/download/3856/3531/
  15. 1.15. Omodan, B and Dube, B. 2019. Bridging the Dichotomous Gaps between Trade Unions and Management of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Journal of Social Studies Research, 2019:10 (1), 285-300.Available at https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1213185


  16. Dube, B. 2019. Conundrum of Freedom of Religion, Community Safety and Legislation in South Africa with reference to Ngcobo police killings: When religion becomes a national threat? Ecclesia Vertabum Vol 40, No 1 | a1864 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v40i1.1864
  17. Dube, B. 2019. What about the Vapostori now? The ambivalence of politics of relevance among indigenous churches in Zimbabwe. A critical emancipatory research. HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 75(1), a5202. https://doi. org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.5202
  18. Dube, B. 2019. Is Gabola a decolonial church or another trajectory of freedom of religion in post-colonial South Africa? Religions 2019, 10(3), 167; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030167
  19. Dube, B. 2019. Is South African serious with addressing life trajectories? A critique of life orientation. SAICEd conference proceedings pp 163-173
  20. Omodan, B, Tsotetsi, TC, and Dube, B. 2019. Decolonising Rural-Urban Dichotomy in South Africa: An Asset Based Approach. Progressio 41(1): 1-17.
  21. Dube, B. 2019. School Violence, Mafiarisation and Curriculum trajectories. A Need for a Pedagogy of Disarmament. African Safety Promotion. A journal of Injury and Violence Prevention 17 (1): 34-45.
  22. Dube, B. and Zondi, T. 2019. The incongruity of Mafiarised religion and duped ontological density in South Africa: What can 21st scholarship offer? African Renaissance, September Issue (2019): 39-56.
  23. Dube, B. 2020. Go and prophesy in your own land’: Foreign prophets and popularism in South Africa. Evoking the need of Jonathanic theology for peaceful resolution of difference. Religions 11(42): 1-12


  24. Dube, B., 2020, ‘Postcolonial religious hope as stratagem to achieve political enslavement in Zimbabwe: A decoloniality approach towards an uncaptured theology of hope’, Verbum et Ecclesia 41(1), a2007. https://doi.org/10.4102/ ve.v41i1.2007
  25. Dube, B, and Puleng LenkaBula. 2020. "Navigating the Trajectories of Faith-Based Resilience among the Afromontane: A Decoloniality Approach." The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society10 (1): 1-12. doi:10.18848/2154-8633/CGP/v10i01/1-12
  26. Omodan, B and Dube, B. 2020. Towards De-colonial Agitations in University Classrooms: The Quest for Afrocentric Pedagogy. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 14-28, April 2020
  27. Dube, B. 2020. Rural online learning in the context of COVID 19 in South Africa: Evoking an inclusive education approach. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 10(2), 135-157. doi: 10.4471/remie.2020.5607
  28. Maphosa, V., Jita, T. & Dube, B. 2020. Students’ perception and use of Moodle as the E-Learning system implemented at a rural University in Zimbabwe. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 175-182). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). 
  29. Dube, B. 2020. Can Religion (un)zombify? The Trajectories of psychic capture theology in post-colonial South Africa. HTS Teologiese Studies 76(3), a5902. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/hts.v76i3.5902
  30. Dube, B. (2020). Rethinking the Seven Angels Ministry’s praxis of pneumatology as seen through the lens of decoloniality. In M.S Kgatle & Anderson A.H (eds). The use and abuse of Spirit in Pentecostalism: South African perspective. Routledge. New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series. London: Routledge
  31. Dube, B. 2020. Family, Religious and Moral Education in the contexts of religious mafia in Zimbabwe: Towards a contextual responsive religious pedagogy. Theologia Viatorum 44(1), a47. https://doi.org/10.4102/ tv.v44i1.47
  32. Maphosa, V., Dube, B and Jita, T (2020). A UTAUT Evaluation of WhatsApp as a Tool for Lecture Delivery during the COVID-19 Lockdown at a Zimbabwean University. International Journal of Higher Education 9(5), 84-93 doi:10.5430/ijhe.v9n5p84 URL: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v9n5p84
  33. Dube, B. 2020. Family, Religious and Moral Education in the contexts of religious mafia in Zimbabwe: Towards a contextual responsive religious pedagogy. Theologia Viatorum 44(1), a47. https://doi.org/10.4102/ tv.v44i1.47
  34. Maphosa, V., Dube, B and T Jita, T (2020). (2020). A UTAUT A UTAUT A UTAUT A UTAUT A UTAUT A UTAUT Evaluation of WhatsApp as a Tool for Lecture Delivery Evaluation of WhatsApp as a Tool for Lecture .  International Journal of Higher Education International Journal of Higher Education 9(5), 84 9(5), 84 9(5), 84 -93 doi:10.5430/ijhe.v9n5p84
  35. Dube, B. 2020. Religious leaders as regime enablers: Teasing a resistor Family and Religious Pedagogy in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe. British Journal of Religious Education 10.1080/01416200.2020.1815174
  36. Molise, HV and Dube, B. 2020. Emergency Online Teaching in Economic and Management Sciences Necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Healthy Relations in a Rural Schooling Context. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 387-400, June 2020 https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.19.6.23
  37. Dube, B and Jita, L. 2020. Rural child: The ambivalence Education in Zimbabwe: What can bricolage do? Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8 (9), 3873-3882, 2020
  38. Omodan, BI, Dube, B and Tsotetsi. CT. 2020. Politics of Process and Social Crises in Nigerian Universities: Challenges and Solutions. African Renaissance, 17(4),
  39. Dube, B. 2020. A Nation In Crisis: The Implications Of Pro State And Resistance Theology On Religious Education In Zimbabwe. Multicultural Education 6(3): 25-33 10.5281/zenodo.406798
  40. Dube, B. 2020. Ujamaa and Global Education using a Border Thinking Approach. Journal of Human Ecology, 72(1-3): 116-127 (2020) 10.31901/24566608.2020/72.1-3.3281
  41. Motaung, L.B and Dube, B. 2020. WhatsApp Messenger as a Mediating Tool in Times of COVID-19 for Enhancing Student Engagement in e-Tutorials at a Rural South African University. Journal of Educational and Social Research 10(6): 214-224 https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2020-0121
  42. Tsotetsi, C.T, Omodan, B.I and Dube, B. 2020. Decolonising Practical Space in Rural Teacher Education: The Vehicle of Peer Assessment. Alternation Special Edition 31 (2020) 150 – 171 DOI https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2020/v27n2a8
  43. Dube, B. 2020. Covid-19 and #Zimbabwelivesmatter: Rethinking the need for social Justice and respect for human rights in Zimbabwe. Gender & Behaviour, Vol. 18(4), 2020, 326-335
  44. Dube, B., 2020, ‘Regime enablers and captured religious mandate in Zimbabwe’, Verbum et Ecclesia 41(1), a2126.https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v41i1.2126 
  45. Maphosa, V and Dube, B. 2020. Digital affordance in industry 4.0 era: Towards the creation of sustainable learning environments. SAICED conference preceedings pp 348-359
  46. Omodan, B.I., Tsotetsi, C.T., & Dube, B. (2020). Analysis of human relations theory of management: A quest to re-enact people’s management towards peace in university
    system. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 18(0), a1184. https://doi. org/10.4102/sajhrm. v18i0.1184
  47. Musengwe, G and Dube, B. 2020. Postcolonial Trends Of Decolonising The Religious Education Curriculum In Zimbabwe And South Africa. Multicultural Education. 10.5281/zenodo.4313000
  48. Dube, B and Tsotetsi CT. 2020. The ambivalence of comradeship in the appointment of principals: A threat to the provision of quality education. South African Journal of Education, Volume 40, Supplement 2, December 2020 pp S1-10
  49.  Nkoane, M.M and Dube, B. 2020. Evoking Afrikan Grand-narratives as a Quest for Decoloniality to Champion Rural Knowledge Systems. Alternation Special Edition 31 (2020) 172 – 187 DOI https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2020/v27n2a9
  50. Dube, B., Hlalele, D.J and Malindi, M.J. 2020. Editorial: Decolonising Rural Ecologies of Teaching and Learning. Alternation 27,2 (2020) 1 – 13 DOI https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2020/v27n2a1


Education, Religion and Politics

Area(s) of Interest

Post colonial Study of Education, Religion and Politics

Courses Presented

EDUB 2714

GPED 1623

EDCS 6408

Community Service

Visiting scholar at Lupane State University

Guest Editor Alternation Journal

Guest Editor Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Service Learning

EDUB 2714


Shereen Motaung
T: + 27 51 401 2245

E: motaungsk@ufs.ac.za
E: eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

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