Mrs Sisana Majeke

Dr Sisana Majeke


Dr Sisana J. Majeke



 +27 (0)31 260 3317



Howard college  

Research Interests

Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal, Maternal and Child Health (MCH); Midwifery and Advanced Midwifery education, curriculum development and evaluation, Women, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health, Gender, HIV prevention, IsiZulu language development, implementation and policy.  


Senior Lecturer


Dr Sisana Majeke (PhD in Gender Studies (April 2011, UKZN), Master’s Degree in Maternal and Child Health (1997, UND), B Cur Degree (Cumlaude -1991, UNISA), Advanced University Diploma in Nursing Education (1986, UND), Diploma in Nursing Administration (1991, UNISA), Diploma in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing (1992, PMMH), Diploma in Midwifery (McCord’s Zulu Hospital), Diploma in General Nursing (McCord’s Zulu Hospital); is an Advanced Midwife employed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: School of Nursing and Public Health, Discipline of Nursing as a Senior Lecturer responsible for co-ordinating and teaching students registered for Basic Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing, Maternal, Child and Women’s Health Master’s Degree programmers from 2003 to 2014.

She has also travelled to international countries to teach students who were registered at the UKZN such as Seychelles’ students who were registered for Advanced Midwifery in 2012; she has also travelled to Congo Brazzaville for Advanced midwifery curriculum development as one of the delegates from UKZN in 2013.  

She has supervised several research projects for undergraduate (UG) students and seven Master’s Degree postgraduate (PG) students who have successfully completed their dissertations. Currently, she is supervising research projects for two PG students registered for PhD and three PG students registered for coursework Master’s Degree.

She has submitted abstracts that were accepted for oral papers and posters presentations. She has presented several oral papers and poster presentations in local, national and international

Conferences. She has also been invited to become the programme director for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Congresses, SOMSA Conferences, eThekwini District Maternal and Child Indaba, Summits and to Facilitate workshops. 

Her previous employment includes: South African Medical Research Council as a researcher (Single Dose NVP Project); University of Zululand and Department of Health Nursing Colleges where she responsible for teaching learners studying Diploma in Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing for more than sixteen years from 1986 to 2002, excluding eleven years when she was employed at UKZN. She was also employed as a Professional Nurse.  

Areas of research interest: Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal, Maternal, Adolescent Child and Women’s Health; Reproductive Health, Midwifery education, Gender, HIV prevention. UKZN IsiZulu language development, implementation and policy.

She has published and co-published several peer reviewed research articles in SAPSE accredited Journals.

Positions and Honours

National Research Foundation Grant holder from 2007 to 2010.

Best Midwives AIDS Alliance Midwife Facilitator in 2009

Best PG Research Proposal development Award in 1996

Best Student Midwife Prize in 1980

External examiner for a number of PG research projects from other Universities, new Sexual Reproductive Health Module, Women’s Health, Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing modules, Theory and Practical examinations for national and international NEIs and HEIs.

She has developed, revised and evaluated several Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing curricula and Modules.  

She is a member of:  The Congregation Church of Queensburgh (CCQ), University of KwaZulu-Natal: School of Nursing and Public Health Board; KwaZulu-Natal Midwives Discussion Group and Advisory – Steering Committee of KZN Midwives Discussion Group, the Society of Midwives of South Africa (SOMSA), ICM, SPPC ICM 2011, ESMOE Board as SOMSA representative, Stigma That Tau (STTI), KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Midwifery Task Team.

She is currently involved in a number of research projects including HIV prevention, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) & UKZN IsiZulu language development and implementation projects. 

ResearchGate Profile


 List of Publications Marie Modeste, RR & Majeke, SJ, (2014) ‘Sources and types of information on self-care symptom management strategies for HIV and AIDS’ Curationis, 37(1) Art.#127, 9pages,

  • Engelbrecht, C., Shangase, N.C., Majeke, S.J., Mthembu, S.Z. and Zondi, Z.M. (2010) IsiZulu terminology Development in Nursing and Midwifery Alternation 17.1 (2010) 249-272 ISSN 1023-1757.
  • Marie Modeste, R.R. and Majeke, S.J. (2010) Self-care Symptom management strategies amongst women living with HIV and AIDS in urban area in KwaZulu-Natal. Health SA Gesondheid 15(1), Art. #509 8 pages. DOI: 104102/hsag.v15il.509 Published 17 Nov. 2010.
  • Maina, G. and Majeke, S. (2008) Intimate partner violence in Kenya: expanding health care roles. Nursing standard. Vol 22 no 35 May 7, 2008: 35-39
  • Gaede, B. M., Majeke, S. J., Modeste, R. R. M., Naidoo, J. R., Titus, M. J. and Uys, L. R. Social support and health behaviour in women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal.  Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (m-sahara-v3-n1-a2.pdf; part.002) Vol. 3 No. 1 May 2006: 362-368
  • Majeke, S. The views of high school learners in Northern KwaZulu-Natal on the role of traditional healers in combating HIV/AIDS. South African Journal for the Folklore Studies. Vol. 15 (1) 2005: 65-79
  • Buchmann, E. J., Nyathikazi, N., Kinunu, L.J., Lander, I. R., Mangathe, H. L., Majeke, S. J., van Rooyen, M., Wessels, T. (2002) Guidelines for Maternity Care in South Africa. A manual for clinics, community health centres and district hospitals. National Department of Health: Pretoria.              
  • Majeke, S.J. (1998) Indicators for the assessment of Antenatal Care. Durban: Health Systems Trust.
  • Kwazulu-Natal minibus taxi drivers’ perceptions on HIV and AIDS: transmission, prevention, support and effects on the industry.

    McHunu G, Ncama B, Naidoo JR, Majeke S, Myeza T, Ndebele T, Pillay P.

    SAHARA J. 2012 Nov;9(4):210-7. doi: 10.1080/17290376.2012.745639.





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