Sibanengi Ncube was awarded his PhD from the University of the Free State in 2019. He also holds a Diploma in Law from the Judicial College of Zimbabwe, a BA (Hons) in Economic History and MA in African Economic History, both from the University of Zimbabwe.

His thesis focused on post-Second World War global, regional and local dynamics in colonial Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry. His future interests include exploring the economic, environmental and public health nexus in Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry, the gendered nature of global commodity value networks, and legal history, particularly aspects of the criminal justice system.


‘The Rhodesian Tobacco Industry under Siege: Navigating International Sanctions and War, 1966-1979’, Southern Africa Historical Journal Special Issue, (forthcoming).

‘Contract Rural Women Knitters and Global Value Networks in South-Central Zimbabwe,’ c.1990s-2000s, African Studies Quarterly, (forthcoming).

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