Sikanyiso Masuku

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

A graduate with a D.Phil in Conflict Transformation from the University of KwaZulu Natal and former lecturer at the Institution. A current postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town (Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa) where my research interests involve exploring the pattern and causes of coerced migration (forced migration drivers), protection gaps and statelessness. Most of my recent work has focused on Congolese refugees and their access to commodity bundles in South Africa as well as the interplay between social closure, refugee policy implementation gaps, and forced migrants vulnerability.


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


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


  • 2018
    Journal of African Union Studies, Patterns of the refugee cycle in Africa: a hazardous cycle with no end in sight?