Tariro Kamuti is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the South African National Biodiversity Institute in conjunction with the Global Risk Governance Programme in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Tariro holds a joint PhD from Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the University of the Free State, South Africa. He was part of a team of scholars under the research programme entitled: Farm Dwellers – The Forgotten People? Consequences of Conversions to Private Wildlife Production in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces. The title of his thesis is: Private Wildlife Governance in a Context of Radical Uncertainty: Dynamics of Game Farming Policy and Practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His thesis focuses on the influence and workings of the policy processes and governance contexts in which the agricultural and wildlife sectors operate in light of the trend of conversion from conventional farming to game farming in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Before joining the University of Cape Town, Tariro was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa from September 2016 to August 2018. His research interests include land and environmental policy, governance issues surrounding sustainable utilisation of natural resources, the social dimensions of biodiversity conservation, the Green Economy, and sustainable rural and urban development. Currently, he is working on a research project broadly focusing on the wildlife economy of South Africa sponsored by the South African National Biodiversity Institute.