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Nompumelelo Mohohlwane

Education researcher, Stellenbosch University

Nompumelelo Mohohlwane is enrolled for a PhD in Education Policy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch.

She has a Masters Degree (with distinction) in Education with the University of Witwatersrand. Her studies focused on substantiating the contribution of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in evaluating early grade reading acquisition using literature analysis and empirical data analysis of large sample data. She obtained her Honours Degree in Public Management & Governance from the University of Johannesburg and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science specializing in International Relations.

She is a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Global Development, which works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision-makers.

She works for the Department of Basic Education in the Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate.


  • 2017–2020
    Education Researcher, PhD Candidate, University of Stellenbosch
  • 2012–2020
    Deputy Director, Department of Basic Education