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Sikanyiso Masuku

Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa, University of Cape Town

Sikanyiso Masuku graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal and was a lecturer at the institution. He is a current research fellow at the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa and the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Masuku also possesses previous work experience in the public sector and civil society. He has conducted research with non-profit, academic and public-sector actors in the USA, the UK and sub-Saharan Africa.

A published author in international, peer reviewed journals and book chapters, Dr Masuku has a particular interest in human mobility and migration, for which he also receives funding from the African Centre for Migration and Society and the African Academy for Migration Research. With relevant professional qualifications from the University of Copenhagen, the University of Amsterdam and others, his academic work also focuses on inequality (broadly defined), political economy and social protection.

Experience

  • –present
    Research fellow, Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa
  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town

Education

  •  
    University of KwaZulu Natal, Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies

Publications

  • 2020
    The Oriental Anthropologist, Challenges to Refugees’ Socioeconomic Inclusion: A Lens Through the Experiences of Congolese Refugees in South Africa
  • 2020
    South African Journal of Science, A case study of government and civil societies’ collaboration and challenges in securing the rights of Congolese refugees living in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 2019
    African Renaissance, An indigenous knowledge-based approach to environmental conservation in Zimbabwe
  • 2018
    Journal of African Union Studies, Patterns of the refugee cycle in Africa: a hazardous cycle with no end in sight?