Facilitator: Dr Henry Kambafwile holds a PhD in Chemistry (Medicinal Drug Discovery and Development) from the University of Cape Town and has over 10 years work experience in academia and industry. He has mentored and supported over 100 students (PhD and MSc) and early-career academics in various academic discourse in the art of academic writing including theses and peer-reviewed publications. He co-supervises postgraduate students and serves as external examiner at several institutions. He has worked extensively as academic mentor at the University of Pretoria and writing centre consultant at the University of Cape Town. He has also served as Director as well as project manager at various research institutions.

Target Group: Masters and Doctoral Candidates

Background: A literature review is a critical analysis of published works on a particular topic while Problem identification is based on the reviewed literature. Understanding where the gaps are in published literature presents an opportunity to meaningfully engage on a research topic and make a worthwhile contribution to knowledge. This approach may be applied to the formulation of theses, journal articles, book chapters or books. It requires the ability to clearly demonstrate where the proposed work fits into existing literature and advance knowledge creation.


Workshop Outcomes:

  • Participants will receive a set of tools to facilitate the identification of key authors, key debates, unanswered questions and ultimately lead to the development of a leading to problem statement.

This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

9-10 March 2023


To be confirmed 

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 30 participants.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie