Staff Profiles

Mrs. Kebonyengwana TUBANA, O. Mashaka

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Faculty of Social Sciences



Location: Block 240 Room 142
Phone: +267 355 2762
Email Mrs. Kebonyengwana TUBANA, O. Mashaka

  • SEPT 2000-SEPT 2001: MA Criminology, Middlesex University, London, UK.
  • AUG 1992-MAY 1996: BA Sociology and Public Administration, University of Botswana, Gaborone. 
  • JUN 2000-JUL 200: Gender Awareness & Gender & Development in Southern Africa; CCE, UB, Gaborone,Botswana

ollowing a brief employment in the public service as a District Officer in the Dept. of District Admin. Ms Kebonyengwana, T. O.Mashaka joined the UB Dept. of Sociology in Jan. 2000 as a Staff Development Fellow where she is a Lecturer in Criminology. Her areas of teaching include: Criminological Theories, Research Methods in Criminology, Gender and Justice, Penology, Policing, Electronic Crime, International Policing, Domestic and International Security, and Organised Crime among others.

Her UG degree in Sociology & Public Admin. was completed with the UB in May 1996. In partial fulfilment of the BA Sociology, she completed a study on youth unemployment and crime in Botswana. In September 2001, she obtained her MA Degree in Criminology the University of Middlesex in London, the UK. Her MA thesis was on the effects of prison policies on the prisoners’ experience of their imprisonment. Under the auspices of Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) Ms. Mashaka was part of a team that proposed and completed two nationwide studies on Migration and Poverty as well as Migration and Remittances between 2004 and 2006. She also did a study on the family and youth crime in 2004. Mashaka has been instrumental in the construction and delivery of the BACJS in the UB. Beyond the classroom, she is academic adviser BACJS, mentor & adviser for UB Criminal Justice Society, a student’s based professional organisation, as well as Board Member of the BIRRO, an ex-prisoner NGO. 

CJS 121: Introduction to Criminology

CJS 130: Punishment in Contemporary Society

CJS 225: Policing & Society

CJS 245: Gender, Crime & Justice

CJS 321: Research Methods in CJ Studies

CJS 423: International Policing

CJS 424: Domestic and International Security

CJS 426: Electronic Crime

CJS 444: Organised Crime

  • CJS 421: Supervision Criminal Justice UG Research Project (av. 10 students per year)
  • CJS 323: Criminal Justice Internship Supervision (av. 35 students per yea

Youth unemployment & crime

-Family & youth crime control

-Human trafficking, migration & crime

-Penal policy, prisoner experiences of imprisonment

-Gender, crime  & justice

 -Policing, social control & society

-Migration & Poverty

- Migration & Remittances

-Money laundering, corruption & national security

-Cyber crime


As part of the drive to grow the discipline of Criminology in the  the country, Ms Mashaka is currently part of a team creating two PG Degrees in key specialist areas of Criminology: 

  • MA Policing and Corrections 
  • MA in Risk Management and Compliance 

Forthcoming 2020: Molepo S.; Faimau G. & Mashaka, K. T. O “CCTV Placement in Gaborone City, Botswana: A critical review through the lens of the Situational Crime Prevention Theory” in Criminology and Social Interaction: Journal of Criminology, Penology & Behavioural Problems'

 Mashaka, K. & I. S. Malila (2011) ‘Emerging Crime Trends in Southern Africa’ in Draper, Malcom et. Al Sociology: Supplement for Southern Africa; Always Learning Series. Pearson Education, Cape Town

Balogi, K. (2004) ‘At the crossroads: Family, Youth Deviance and Crime Control in Botswana” Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol. 18 (1) of 2004.

Mashaka, K. (2019) 'When 'national security' is the biggest threat to national security:The threat of money laundering & corruption to national security in Botswana. 4th IPADA 3-5 Jul 2019 JHB, RSA

Mashaka, K. (2014) &  I. S. Malila ‘Police oversight in Botswana’: 3rd SAAPAM Limpopo Province, RSA, Mokopane, 29-31 Oct. 2014


In pursuit of academic excellence