Staff Members

Home » Dr Ntandoyenkosi Maphosa

Senior Lecturer
Name: Ntandoyenkosi Maphosa
Location: C-Ring 617 A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Department of Social Work Staff  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: + 27 (0) 11 559 2799


About Dr Ntandoyenkosi Maphosa

Dr. Ntandoyenkosi Maphosa is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work and Community Development. She joined the University of Johannesburg in 2015 as Community Engagement Officer prior to assuming her current role in academia. As a social work practitioner, she worked in various NGO’s where she undertook various roles including that of a Probation Officer and Social Work Supervisor. Her field work experience spans across Child Justice, Child Protection, Probation Work, Family and Community Work practice. As an academic and researcher, Ntando’s main interests lie in teaching and researching on various social issues impacting South Africa, Africa and the international context. She is committed to quality social work education and believes that journey of learning should be a great partnership between the student and Lecturer.

Her teaching role extends to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The modules she teaches include Developmental Social Welfare in South Africa, Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Conceptual Frameworks for Community Changes.

Ntando is the current overall BSW Theory Coordinator. She also coordinates the second year Internship Programme. Dr Maphosa supervises both Masters and Doctorate students. She is currently actively engaged in research projects and is keen on taking up new Doctoral students interested in studying in her area of expertise. Ntando also serves as a Peer Reviewer for various international and local journals and is open to collaborations in enhancing and contributing to social work scholarship. She has several publications including book chapters and articles in accredited journals.

Research Interests:

Gender Based Violence (including sexual and domestic violence), Adolescent Exposure to Domestic Violence, Community Development, Social Work Teaching and Learning, Probation Work and Restorative Justice

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree-cum laude-University of Fort Hare
  • MA in Social Science (Community Development)-University of Johannesburg
  • PhD in Social Work-University of Johannesburg
  • Post graduate Supervision-Rhodes University



Maphosa N., & Sobantu M (2024). Advancing Social Work Education Using Online Learning in South Africa: Challenges and Prospects in Levy, S., Okoye, U.O., Tanga, P.T., & Ingram, R. (Eds.). (2024). Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education (1st ed.). Routledge. 9781003314349

Maphosa, N. (2022). Using group work interventions to address the psychosocial impact of exposure to domestic violence on adolescents. Social Work/Maatskaplike58(1), 46-60.

Fakunmoju, S. B., Bammeke, F. O., & Maphosa, N. (2021). The effects of emotional intelligence and parenting styles on self-esteem in a sample of respondents in Nigeria. Technium Soc. Sci. J.17, 276.

Ditlhake K. J. and Maphosa N., (2021). Fostering Healthy Human Relationships at Community Level in South Africa in Noyoo (Ed). Promoting Healthy Human Relationships in Post-Apartheid South Africa Social Work and Social Development Perspectives. Springer

Maphosa, N., & Chiwanza, V. (2021). Caregiver experiences and the perceived role of social workers in caring for people with disabilities in South Africa. African Journal of Social Work11(3), 155-163.

Fakunmoju, S., Abrefa-Gyan, T., Maphosa N., & Gutura P. (2021). Rape myth acceptance: Gender and cross-national comparisons across the United States, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria.  Sexuality and Culture. 1-21

Sobantu, M., Zulu, N. & Maphosa. N. (2019). Housing and human rights: A reflection on South Africa. Southern African Journal for Social Work and Social Development, 31(1),1-19

Fakunmoju, S., Abrefa-Gyan, T., & Maphosa N. (2019). Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Gender Invariance of the Revised Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale in Nigeria Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work

Maphosa, N., & Rasool, S. (2017). The effectiveness of perpetrator programmes in promoting positive gender relations and preventing domestic violence: a case study of NICRO’S PIPV programme. Gender and Behaviour, 9100-9108