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Associate Professor of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Malose Langa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is currently the co-ordinator of the MA Programme in Community-based Counselling Psychology. His research interests include risk-taking behaviours amongst the youth and their role in politics, trauma of collective violence and the psychology of men (masculinity) in post-apartheid South Africa.

Malose has published book chapters and journal articles on violent crime, substance abuse, problems facing former combatants and masculinity. His recent journal articles have been published in the South African Journal of Psychology, Agenda, Psychology in Society and British Journal of Substance abuse. He is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) as well as an Associate Researcher at SWOP. Malose is currently involved in researching changing patterns and dynamics of collective violence with specific focus on violent service delivery protests in the post-apartheid South Africa. He is one of the authors of the research report published by both SWOP and CSVR entitled: The Smoke that calls: Insurgent citizenship, collective violence and the struggle for a place in the new South Africa.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation