Department of Early Childhood Education

Dr MM Machaba

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Early Childhood Education
Tel: 012 429 4819


  • D Ed
  • M Ed (Special Needs)
  • B Ed Hons (Foundation Phase)
  • Further Diploma in Education (Special Needs)
  • Higher Diploma in Education (Special Needs)
  • Junior Primary Teachers Diploma 

Currently teaching

  • PRS2038
  • PRS1045
  • PCP410D

Fields of academic interests

  • Early Childhood Education

Field of Specialisation

  • Foundation Phase
  • Teaching practice
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Inclusive Education

Journal articles

Publications in accredited scientific journals

  • Machaba M Possible solutions to Foundation Phase Mathematics Difficulties Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences Vol 4, No 14 (2013 pg 255
  • Machaba M & Lenyai E .M Aspects that pose challenge in the teaching of mathematics at grade 3 level Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences Vol5,No2 January 2014 pg 535.
  • Machaba M & Mokhele Approaches to teaching mathematics computations: what teachers do! Mediterranean Journal of Social 


  • 500 schools
  • Supporting rural B Ed (ECD)