The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana to the Associate Professor position in the Pan African Institute, within the Faculty of Humanities, with effect from 1 October 2015.
Prof Ndletyana is currently the Head: Political Economy Faculty at the Mapungubwe: Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and holds a PhD in Political Science. His research dissertation explored the South African colonial and apartheid history, with a focus on how traditional identities and institutions were manipulated for political purposes and how they have been adapted to the democratic principles and ethos of the present-day South Africa.
Prof Ndletyana is well published and has made various contributions in Books, Chapters, Journal Articles, and to the HSRC and Centre for Policy Studies Publications. In addition he has served as a panel member in advisory panels and committees since to 2007, and was elected to serve as Chairperson for the National Heritage Council, Panel of experts in 2012. Amongst his achievements has won the following merit awards for his contribution to research: the Mellon-Foundation Award in 2000 and 2001, and the Post-Graduate Merit Award from 1996-2001.
We wish to welcome Prof Ndletyana to his new role and trust that he will enjoy a fulfilling career as he takes up his position at UJ.