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Ruth First Fellow, Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand

Sisonke Msimang is a writer and political analyst. She is published regularly in South African newspapers including the Daily Maverick, the Sunday Times and the Mail & Guardian. She has also written internationally for The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Huffington Post. She has a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Communication Studies from Macalester College in the USA. She has held fellowships with the Aspen Institute, Yale University and the University of the Witswatersrand.


  • –present
    Ruth First Fellow, Journalism , University of the Witwatersrand