Introduction

By 2018, SASAC had recruited three cohorts of doctoral students. These are Cohort I: 2016-2018, Cohort II: 2017-2019, and Cohort III: 2018-2020. Below are short profiles of the students from the respective cohorts as well as profiles on their supervisors. Students who attended the SASAC Capacity Strengthening/Emerging Researchers Programmes of 2016 and 2017 are also listed.

SASAC Students

SASAC Students Cohort 1: 2016-2018

  • Amanda Gcanga, Stellenbosch University
  • Nnamhla Gwedla, Rhodes University
  • James Honiball, Central University of Technology
  • Meryl Jagarnath, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Notiswa Libala, Rhodes University
  • Tebogo Madlala, University of the Western Cape
  • Andrea Marais-Potgieter, Wits University
  • Ndoni Mcunu, Wits University
  • Ileshree Moodley, Wits University
  • Luckson Muyemeki, North-West University
  • Masiiwa Rusare, University of Cape Town
  • Suzanne Smit, Stellenbosch University
  • Keegan Steyn, University of Cape Town
  • Christopher Waspe, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Thozamile Yapi, Rhodes University

SASAC Students Cohort 2: 2017-2019

SASAC Students Cohort 3: 2018-2020

  • Yemisi Adelakun, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Temitope Baiyegunhi, University of Fort Hare
  • Peta Brom, University of Cape Town
  • MinĂ© de Klerk, Stellenbosch University
  • Theodore Duxbury, Rhodes University
  • Abigail Edem, Central University of Technology
  • Jabulile Gwebu, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Enoch Gyamfi-Ampadu, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Phyllis Kwenda, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Raphael Mahundi, Central University of Technology (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Tafadzwa Mambiravana, University of Fort Hare
  • Clive Mandizvidza, Stellenbosch University
  • Tariro Manhongo, Stellenbosch University (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Chuene Mashamaite, Stellenbosch University
  • Current Masunungure, Nelson Mandela University (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Lungile Motsa, Wits University
  • Loveness Msofi, University of the Western Cape (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Lee Mudenda, University of Cape Town (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Tresor Nsilulu, University of Pretoria (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Ayodeji Ogunlesi, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Emmanuel Olamijuwon, Wits University
  • Richard Padi, Stellenbosch University (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Sandisiwe Thisani, University of Johannesburg (Funded by the British Council.)
  • Aurelia van Eeden, University of Cape Town (Funded by the British Council.)

SASAC Supervisors

SASAC Supervisors Cohort 1

  • Associate Prof Dillip Das, Central University of Technology
  • Dr Michael Gebreslasie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Thokozani Kanyerere, University of the Western Cape
  • Dr David Le Maitre, CSIR & Stellenbosch University
  • Associate Prof Josephine Musango, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Ojelanki Ngwenyama, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Oghenekaro Odume, Rhodes University
  • Prof Stuart Piketh, North-West University
  • Dr Ursula Scharler, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Prof Bob Scholes, Wits University
  • Prof Charlie Shackleton, Rhodes University
  • Prof Craig Sheridan, Wits University
  • Prof Andrew Thatcher, Wits University
  • Dr Nien-Tsu Tuan, University of Cape Town
  • Prof Gideon Wolfaardt, Stellenbosch University

SASAC Supervisors Cohort 2

  • Dr Olivier Crespo, University of Cape Town
  • Associate Prof Dillip Das, Central University of Technology
  • Prof Cang Hui, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Alfred Maroyi, University of Fort Hare
  • Prof Abbyssinia Mushunje, University of Fort Hare
  • Dr Bongani Ncube, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Prof Mark New, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Oghenekaro Odume, Rhodes University
  • Dr Oritsegbubemi Oyowe, University of the Western Cape
  • Dr Serge Raemaekers, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Ursula Scharler, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Prof Mary Scholes, Wits University
  • Prof Robert Scholes, Wits University
  • Emeritus Prof Roland Schulze, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Djiby Thiam, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Ike Umejesi, University of Fort Hare
  • Dr Kevin Winter, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Leocadia Zhou, University of Fort Hare

SASAC Supervisors Cohort 3

  • Prof Ramesh Bansal, University of Pretoria
  • Dr Gerry Bokana, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Annie Chimphango, Stellenbosch University
  • Associate Prof Dillip Das, Central University of Technology
  • Prof Christo Fabricius, Nelson Mandela University
  • Dr Michael Gebreslasie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Prof Ruth Hall, University of the Western Cape
  • Prof Sue Harrison, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Daramy Kallon, University of Johannesburg
  • Dr Gareth Lagerwall, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Marcellous le Roux, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Ken Liu, University of Fort Hare
  • Dr Kenneth Nhundu, Agricultural Research Council
  • Prof Clifford Odimegwu, Wits University
  • Ms Sharli Paphitis, Rhodes University
  • Dr PJ Pieterse, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Peter Rule, Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Ike Umejesi, University of Fort Hare
  • Emeritus Prof Les Underhill, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town

Capacity Strengthening/Emerging Researchers

2016

  • Adeyemi Aremu, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Yonas Bahta, University of the Free State
  • Johanes Belle, University of the Free State
  • Hasan Darwish, North-West University
  • Ian Edelstein, Human Sciences Research Council
  • Ikechukwu Ejidike, University of Fort Hare
  • Andrew Eloka-Eboka, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Winston Garira, University of Venda
  • Ivan Govender, Durban University of Technology
  • Mohamed Hamada, Modern Sciences & Arts University, Egypt
  • Ngade Ivo, Rhodes University
  • Jackson Justo, University of Pretoria
  • Tiisetso Lephoto, Wits University
  • Linda Linganiso, University of Zululand
  • Phan Ke Long, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology
  • Ngoc-anh Luudam, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology
  • Sogo Matlala, University of Limpopo
  • Thandekile Mthethwa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Hloniphani Mthunzi-Moyo, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kumbirai Musiyiwa, Chinhoyi University of Technology
  • Patrick Ndayizigamiye, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Khoi Nguyen, Vietnam National University
  • Thanh Nguyen, Vietnam National University
  • Abiodun Ogundeji, University of the Free State
  • Adebowale Ojo, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Luke Olang, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Chiemela Onunka, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Valentina Russo, University of Cape Town
  • Imran Shahid, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  • Kathleen Smart, Wits University
  • Catherine van den Hoof, Wits University
  • Marisa Wilke, University of the Free State

2017

  • Samuel Adu-Acheampong, University of Venda
  • Nnamdi Anosike, University of Cape Town
  • Amos Apraku, University of Fort Hare
  • Mahban Arghavani, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Simeon Bezeng, University of Johannesburg
  • Subhadeep Bhattcharjee, University of Johannesburg
  • Nolwazi Bhembe, University of Fort Hare
  • Michelle Brear-Ngobese, University of the Free State
  • Bloodless Dzwairo, Durban University of Technology
  • Andrew  Eloka-Eboka, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Jackson Justo, University of Pretoria
  • Faith Kimathi, Wits University
  • Eric Maimela, University of Limpopo
  • Felistas Mashinya, University of Limpopo
  • Tshifhiwa Masikhwa, University of Pretoria
  • Brigitte Melly, South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)
  • Blessed Muchono, University of Namibia
  • Oyebanjo Ogunlela, Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Katya Perez-Guzman, Boston College
  • Ethel Phiri, Stellenbosch University
  • Motshabi Sibeko, Nelson Mandela University
  • Terence Suinyuy, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Shepherd Tichapondwa, University of Pretoria
  • Phumza Tikilili, Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Simone Titus, University of the Western Cape
  • Nicole van der Merwe, University of Cape Town
  • Sibusiso Zuma, University of South Africa (UNISA)