Speakers tagged: political science

Adam Habib

Adam Habib is a Professor of political science, and current Vice-Chancellor at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Adam Habib received his MA in Philosophy at City University of New York which he soon followed with a doctoral degree at the same university.

Don Pinnock

Don Pinnock holds a PhD in political science, an MA in criminology, a BA in African history and have published a post-doctoral study on gangs, rituals and rites of passage. As a criminologist, he was one of the co-drafters of the Youth Justice White Paper for the ANC government. He is a specialist in adolescent deviance. He is also the co- founder of the Wilderness Foundation and of Usiko, a rehabilitation organisation for high-risk youths, and Umzi Wethu, a residential programme for Aids orphans.

Joel Netshitenzhe

Joel Netshiteniszhe is a non-executive director of Nedbank Group Limited. Joel studied political science and social science at the Institute of Social Sciences in Moscow before embarking on a master’s degree in science at the Universtiy of London in 1999.  Joel was head of the Policy and Coordination Advisory Unit in the South African presidency until the end of December 2009. He served from 1998 to 2006 as head of South Africa's Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS).

Ntshadi Mofokeng

Ntshadi Mofokeng is the head of the youth department at Equal Education. Originally from Johannesburg, she completed her studies abroad and returned to South Africa with a bachelor's degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College. Through her many journeys she has developed an appreciation for the power of social movements and young people as active participants. In 2013, she was honored to be named as part of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans.