Siyabulela Christopher Fobosi holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Economic Sociology from Rhodes University and is currently completing a PhD in Industrial Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. For his PhD, Siyabulela conducts research on the impact of the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme (TRP) - now the Revised TRP (RTRP) - on precarious working conditions within the minibus taxi industry in Johannesburg, South Africa. His proposed date of thesis submission is July 2020. He is a seasoned researcher and has written and published academic articles, presented research papers at national and international conferences and contributed towards various articles in local and national newspapers. He has also written submissions to the national Department of Transport (Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, 2018); Competition Commission (Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry, 2018 – Public Hearing); Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (Gauteng Transport Authority Bill, 2018); and Department of Basic Education (Draft Policy for the Registration of Learners for Home Education, 2018).