Facilitator: Prof Learnmore Kambizi (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa) attained his BSc degree from Cuba in 1998 before enrolling for master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Fort Hare which he completed in 2004. His PhD focussed on Ethnobotanical studies of plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections in South Africa. He went on to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship within the fields of Ethnobotany and Phytomedicine. This discipline enabled him to realise his passion for sustainable utilisation and conservation of medicinal plants on a local and international level. He worked as a Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in 2005 before moving to the University of the Free State, South Africa in 2007. In the same year, he was appointed by Walter Sisulu University as a Senior lecturer until 2011. He moved to Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa where he was promoted to the position of Professor, a position he holds to date. In his academic journey, he has hosted 4 postdoctoral fellows and supervised 9 PhD, 16 master’s and numerous Honours students. To date he has published over 70 articles in peer reviewed journals and presented 56 conference papers. He is a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher. Prof Kambizi has also served as a panel member of the National Research Foundation of South Africa and has received many research grants to support postgraduate students and to assist communities. He also works with Traditional Medical Practitioners in collaboration with the South African Research Council as an advisor. In addition, Prof Kambizi was appointed the first Director of African Centre for Herbal Research based in Nigeria, a position he holds to date. He is a reviewer of many national and international journals.


Target Group: Postgraduate students and Early career researchers


Background: The workshop is organised as a hands-on two day workshop on journal publication writing particularly suited to postgraduate students and early-career researchers.


The objectives of the workshop are to introduce and provide the participants with knowledge and strategies which will allow them to:

  • Conceptualize their research ideas
  • Understand the basics of journal publication
  • Different types of journal publications and selecting the appropriate types
  • Understand the submission and peer review processes
  • Create awareness on ethics and research integrity
  • Use of social media for promoting research publications
  • Gain confidence in academic writing and science communication in general

Prerequisites for attending the course: The workshop is highly interactive and participants are asked to complete the pre-course assignments. Continued mentoring is also offered after the course.


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


Workshop Information

21-22 June 2023


To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed. 

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


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie