Sipho Felix Mamba

Sipho Felix Mamba
University of Swaziland | UNISWA · Geography Environmental Science and Planning

PhD

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Additional affiliations
March 2015 - February 2017
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2015 - February 2017
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (19)
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The New Urban Agenda acknowledges the centrality of food security and nutrition in our quest for Sustainable Cities in this fast-urbanizing African continent, and more so, if our efforts towards achieving the SDGs of the United Nations are well directed. Climate events such as droughts and floods with persistent poverty and now Covid-19 continue to...
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Food security remains central in the United Nation Development Agenda (2030) as highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs 2). Nonetheless, there is still limited literature on food security in African countries and the drivers of urban food insecurity remain less understood, especially in Eswatini where urban food insecurity continues t...
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In recent years, countries in southern Africa have experienced frequent hydro-meteorological disasters, such as widespread flooding caused by tropical cyclones. This chapter takes a close look at the destructive aspects of tropical cyclone Idai in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and the emergency disaster management responses. The chapter also seeks to und...
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The study investigated plastic waste management practices in the rural households of the Kingdom of Eswatiniusing Zikhotheni and Zombodze Emuva communities as case study sites. The aim of the study was to investigateplastic waste management practices employed by rural households through the identification of the types ofplastic waste generated, est...
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This study focused on assessing how community members access wetland resources, how they use wetland resources, as well as whether community members have knowledge on any threats to the existence of wetland resources and on national legislations governing access to and the sustainable use of wetland resources. Data was collected by using semi-struc...
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The recurrence and intensity of drought events has paused a major challenge to rural livelihoods in the Kingdom of Eswatini where majority of the population (over 70%) rely almost exclusively on rain-fed agriculture. The hunger toll has risen to unprecedented levels in response to drought-induced crop failure that continue to compromise access to f...
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This research investigates the management of termites in Eswatini in the Mahlalini Chiefdom. The issues raised by the study includes people's perception on the challenges posed by termites on farmland productivity and rural livelihoods and the strategies employed to manage termites in the Mahlalini Chiefdom in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Data was coll...
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Climate change is a reality and has been confirmed by global scientific consensus to affect the productivity of agricultural ecosystems. Farmers perceive climate change differently and their perception of climate variables is key for rain-fed agriculture since farmers cope with climate change based on their perceptions of changing climate patterns....
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This paper explored the connection between drought and food security in urban Swaziland, with specific reference to the 2015/16 drought condition. The paper drew from both the positivistic and interpretivistic paradigms and adopted a case study approach based on the mixed methods research design in trying to understand the drought-food security nex...
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Abstract Poor and food insecure people are especially vulnerable to HIV-infection as they are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviour such as commercial sex work, thus highly susceptible to HIV infection. This paper aims to contribute to the emerging discussion on food security and HIV and AIDS in Swaziland by interrogating the relationship be...
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its impacts on input investments, crop yields and food security. The study was conducted in the Middleveld of Swaziland where three constituencies were selected within the region. Three communities were selected spatially from each constituency. Purposive sampling was used to select 30 households from each community to make a sample size of 270 hou...

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