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Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo


DLitt et Phil (UJ), MA (UCT)

Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo spent 10 years as a Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at University of Johannesburg. He was previously a Senior Professor and Director of the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State. He holds an MA from the University of Cape Town, and a DLitt et Phil (PhD) from the University of Johannesburg. He has sole authored 2 books, co-edited 5 books.

Among his widely cited publications are his classic publication ‘In the Twilight of the Revolution – The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, 1959-1994’. The other book he co-edited with Professor Ejiogu, titled ‘Africa in Focus – Governance in the 21st Century’ has also made serious waves in the African continent. He has supervised and moderated numerous MA and PhD students as well as Postdoctoral Research Fellows at various Universities including UJ, Wits, Australian National University, University of Basel (Switzerland), NMMU, Unisa, University of Free State and many others.

He has worked in government and fully understands the dynamics of the public sector. He has also worked with the private sector as the CEO of what used to be known as SACOB, later transformed during his tenure into what is now known as the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI). Prof Kondlo is also widely known as a political analyst and has made numerous appearances in both local and international news. He is originally from the Eastern Cape and now lives in Johannesburg.

Professor Kondlo also served as the Academic Director of Wits School of Governance.