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 Dr. Sisa Ngabaza

Position: Lecturer
Department: Department of Women and Gender Studies
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Qualifications: (M. Ed, UZ; PhD, UWC)
Tel: +27 21 959 3354
Fax: +27 21 959 1273


 PhD on pregnancy and parenting among school age adolescent girls in South Africa. Sisa Ngabaza is currently teaching two third year modules in the department of Women and Gender Studies at UWC. Her current research interests focus on gender, youth and adolescent sexuality, adolescent pregnancy, parenting and power relations. She has also assisted in teaching the gender and development module for the Certificate in Economic Development for Fair Share and the School of Government.


Shefer, T and Ngabaza S. (2015) ‘And I have been told that there is nothing fun about having sex while you are still in high school’: Dominant discourses on women’s sexual practices and desires in Life Orientation programmes at school. Perspectives in Education. 33(2), 63-76.  

Ngabaza, S. & Shefer, T. (2013) Policy commitments vs lived realities of young mothers in South African schools. Reproductive Health Matters, 21(41), 106–113.

Ngabaza, S. Daniels, D., Frank, O and Maluleke  R. (2013) Contestations of the meanings of love and gender in a university students' discussion. Agenda, 96 (27), 128-136.

Bhana, D. & Ngabaza, S. (2012) ‘Teacher responses to pregnancy to pregnancy and young parents in schools’ in R. Morrell, D. Bhana &T. Shefer (eds) Books and/or Babies: Pregnancy and young parents in schools (pp. 49-60). Cape Town: HSRC.

Ngabaza, S. (2011) ‘Positively pregnant: Teenage women’s experiences of negotiating pregnancy with their families’, Agenda 25, 42-57.

Bhana, D., Morrell, R., Shefer, T. & Ngabaza, S. (2010) South African teachers’ responses to pregnant young women and young mothers in schools. Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention & Care, 12(8), 871-883.




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