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Clinical Psychologist, University of the Witwatersrand

Anele Siswana is first and foremost a Xhosa man and a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Helping Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). His work focuses on Ulwaluko kwa Xhosa (Xhosa male initiation), around the construction of manhood and masculinity in relation to the practice of initiation. His current research trajectory looks at the intersectionality of manhood/masculinity and homosexuality within the context of culture and tradition. He is also interested in indigenous knowledge systems with a specific focus African epistemologies. He is also a member of the Fatherhood Connections funded by the Centre of Human Excellence at Wits University. He is currently the co-editor on a forthcoming special edition for SAGE (South African Journal of Psychology) on Decolonisation and Psychology in South Africa.


  • 2016–2018
    Mr, Clinical Psychologist


Alumni of the Canon Collins Trust/Scholarship; Member of the Golden Key International Society and recipient of the 2017 Mail and Guardian Top 200 of Young Successful South Africans.