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Prof Innocent Moyo

Position : Acting  Deputy Dean :  Research  & Innovation 

Telephone : 035 902 6340

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Office : Office C4, Geography Department, KwaDlangezwa Campus


Prof Innocent Moyo is the Acting Deputy Dean of Research & Innovation in the  Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering .Prof I. Moyo is a C1 NRF Rated Researcher and an Associate Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Zululand. Prof Moyo is a Human Geographer with a deep interest in the interface between people and the environment, particularly the broader fields of Political Geography, Political Economy, Political Ecology, Migration, Regional Development, Globalization and Transnationalism, Borders and Borderlands and Urban Geography, among others

I lecture the following modules:

  • Introduction to Human Geography-1st year module
  • Urban Environments and Recreation Planning- 3rd year module
  • Urban Geography-Honours module
  • Environmental Fieldwork and Research- Honours module

PhD, (UNISA), MA cum laude (UWC), MA, BA Hons, GRAD CE (University of Zimbabwe), PGDip (HE) cum laude (UKZN), SMDP (Stellenbosch University)

Research interests: 

Prof I Moyo is involved in a broad range of research activities within the field of Human Geography and they include;

  • Borders and Migration
  • Regional integration and development
  • Political Geography
  • Political Ecology
  • Urban Geography

Prof I Moyo also supervises several post graduate students on these topics/themes

Professional membership:

  • International Geographical Union Commission on African Studies
  • Executive Committee of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)
  • Association of Borderlands Studies

Research Databases / Publications 

Selected Publications


  • Moyo, I and Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. 2023. The Covid-19 pandemic and politics of life London: Routledge
  • Moyo, I and Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. 2023. The Paradox of Planetary Human Entanglements: Challenges of Living Together. London: Routledge

  • Peer reviewed Journal articles
  • Moyo, I. 2024. Rethinking diaspora remittances in the post-Mugabe era in Zimbabwe. CMS 12, 9 (2024).
  • 2) Chihambakwe, F and Moyo, I. 2024. An Assessment of urban greening challenges and opportunities associated with urban densification in the EThekwini Municipality, South African Geographical Journal, DOI: 10.1080/03736245.2023.2272905
  • 3) Moyo, I. 2023. The vacuity of informal cross-border trade facilitation strategies in the SADC region. Political Geography, 101:1-12.
  • 4) Moyo, I. 2023. The African Continental Free Trade Area and informal cross border trade: implications on socio-economic development in Africa. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 41:4:408-419.
  • 5) Gumede, NF and Moyo, I. 2023. The nature and operations of African migrant informal enterprises in the Mandeni Local Municipality, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science,12(8):427-434.
  • 6) Mzimela, JH and Moyo, I. 2023. A Systematic Review of Collective Efficacy for Supporting Adaptation-Related Responses to Climate Hazards. Sustainability 2023, 15(12): 1-15.
  • 7) Walther, OJ, Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Chiara Brambilla, Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Martin Klatt, Jussi P. Laine, Inocent Moyo, Paul Nugent, Thomas Ptak, Steven M. Radil. 2023. Border studies at 45. Political Geography, (104):1-9.