Programme Coordinator - Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

 Midlands Regional Campus

Acting Regional Director

Professor Mangizvo R.V.
PhD. in Social Sciences (Development Studies) (University of Fort Hare)
MA Environmental Policy and Planning (UZ)
BA (Hons) (UZ)
BA General (UZ)
Dip Development Studies (UNISA)
Graduate Certificate in Education (UZ)
Research Interest: Solid Waste management, Food security, Rural energy use. Open and Distance learning.


Welcome to the Yolk of Zimbabwe, the Midlands Regional Campus. The Midlands Regional Campus is situated at 16 Victory Road, Gweru East, Gweru. The Regional Campus is opposite Gweru General Hospital’s main gate, turn to the right into Princess Street and then left into Elizabeth Avenue, about 200 metres from Princess Street, is our main gate. The Midlands Region stretches from as far as Musume in Mberengwa district to the south to Vumba in Gokwe North district to the north. We are lucky to serve this region which is home to a variety of indigenous groups such as the Tonga, the Shangwe, the Karanga and the Ndebele. This presents a unique opportunity for both students and educators to interact and share experiences. They can tap into these cultures to learn more about the history and heritage of this country. In order to improve access to our current and prospective students as well as stakeholders, we have established district service centres in Zvishavane, Gokwe South and Gokwe North districts, manned by highly qualified and enthusiastic personnel.