Dr Grey Magaiza
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Short CV

Grey holds an MSc (Sociology and Social Anthropology) from the University of Zimbabwe. He started his career in 2003 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Zimbabwe’s Sociology Department. He was later appointed as lecturer in the same department. He has also lectured at the Women’s University in Africa between 2004 and 2006 and part-time at the Africa University between 2005 and 2008. All these universities are in Zimbabwe. He was appointed Lecturer in the Sociology Department of the University of Zimbabwe in 2006 before joining the Department of Sociology, Qwaqwa campus of the University of the Free State in 2008.

Grey’s areas of research interest include applied social research in the areas of community development and youth sociology. His other interests are in sociological theory and qualitative research. He has conducted commissioned research for various organisations in Zimbabwe, including Agrifoundations, the Africa Youth Programming Project and Practical Aid. He has presented articles at various social science forums in Zimbabwe and South Africa and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the field of youth entrepreneurship.

Publications (Short List)

  1. Magaiza,G and Gumbi, P.(2014). Media and Technology. Chapter Contribution in Sociology : A South African Introduction.edited by Stewart,P and Zaaiman,J
  2. Magaiza,G and Crause,E.J. (2014). Social Businesses as a tool and approach for youth development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, Vol. 26 (1).


Manuscripts under review

Magaiza,G. Community-engaged scholarship as pedagogy of possibility and knowledge enablement .Chapter Contribution in Knowledge Enablement :Higher Education Engagement with the Third Sector.

Area(s) of Interest

1. Community Development

2. Social Entrepreneurship

3. Participatory Research Methods


Courses Presented

SOS 114: An introduction to Sociology. This module introduces students to the discipline of sociology and focuses on sociological approaches, assumptions, basic concepts, theories and methods

SOS 124: Social Institutions. This module analyses major social institutions such as the economy, government, the family and religion. It attempts to answer questions relating to how institutions are organised, the role(s) of each institution, how institutions produce inequality, how institutions change, and how institutions vary across and within different societies and cultures.


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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