Sirmip Staff - gfsibandze

Sibandze G.F.

B.Sc. (UNISWA), B.Sc. (Honours.) (Pretoria), M.Sc. Med. (Wits)

Private Bag 4 Kwaluseni, Swaziland, M201

Tel: (+268) 518 4011 Extn. 2141

Fax: (+268) 518 5276 


My research interests are in the area of pharmacological properties of medicinal plants, especially looking into the antimalarial, antimicrobial, antimycobacterial and anti-HIV properties of African medicinal plants.                  


Sibandze G.F., van Zyl R.L., van Vuuren S.F. (2010). The anti-diarrhoeal properties of Breonadia salicina, Syzygium cordatum and Ozoroa sphaerocarpa when used in combination in Swazi traditional medicine. Journal of Ethnopharmacology132: 506-511.

Sibandze G.F.(2009). Pharmacological properties of Swazi medicinal plants. (MSc. Dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand).

Amusan O.O.G., Sukati N.A., Dlamini P.S., Sibandze F.G. (2007). Some Swazi phytomedicines and their constituents. African Journal of Biotechnology 6: 267-272.

Aziba P.I., Sandahl J.F., Sibandze G. (2007). Antispasmodic, analgesic and sedative effects of Mormodica involucrate aqueous extract in rodents. Pharmaceutical Biology 45: 339-341.

Sibandze G.F., van Zyl R.L., van Vuuren S.F., Viljoen A.M., Amusan O.O.G. (2007) Antimicrobial and toxicity studies of Swazi medicinal plants. Oral presentation at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Indigenous Plant Use Forum (IPUF), 2nd – 5th July 2007, held at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sibandze G.F., van Zyl R.L., van Vuuren S.F., Viljoen A.M., Amusan O.O.G. (2007). Pharmacological Properties of Swazi Medicinal Plants. Oral and poster presentation at the 5th Annual South African Pharmacology and Toxicology Congress, 2nd – 5th October 2007, held at the Buffelspoort Holiday Resort, Marikana, North West Province, South Africa.

Sibandze G.F., van Zyl R.L. (2008). The antimalarial and toxicity studies of Swazi medicinal  plants. Poster presentation at the World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP) IV, 9th – 14th November 2008, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa and published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Abstracts of the World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Cape Town November 2008 pp. 467.

Sibandze G.F.(2005). Assessing the Effect of Potassium Humate on Bone Growth (Bsc (Honours) Research Report, University of Pretoria).

Amusan O.O.G., Sukati N.A., Hlophe F.G. (2005). Herbal Remedies from Shiselweni Region of Swaziland. Phytotherapeutics, Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants 10: 451-471.

Hlophe G.F.(2003). Monitoring the Impact of Zheng Yong Effluent on the Hydrological Environment. A study on Physical/Chemical Parameters and Selected Metals (BSc. Research Report, Chemistry Department, University of Swaziland).

Hlophe G.F.(2003). Analysis of the Roosting Behaviour and Survival of the Common Slit-faced Bat(Nycteris thebaica).(BSc. Research Report, Biological Sciences Department, University of Swaziland).