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Sikanyiso Masuku

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

Sikanyiso Masuku is a graduate with a D.Phil from the University of KwaZulu Natal and former lecturer at the Institution. He is a current Research fellow at the Institute for Democracy Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA) and the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town. With relevant professional trainings and qualifications from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Amsterdam, Dr Masuku`s work has mainly focused on inequality (broadly defined), political economy and social protection. Previously, he has also done research on human mobility and migration.


  • –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


  • 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?