I have been a researcher at the Centre for Development Support at the University of the Free State since January 2003 and have been involved in numerous research projects that include themes on low-income housing, local economic development, social development and environmental justice.
My academic qualifications up to date are a M.A degree in Gender studies, a B.A degree majoring in Philosophy and Sociology, and a National Diploma in Fine Arts. I am currently in the process of completing my PhD in Development Studies at the University of the Free State. I have extensive research experience, and my teaching activities are focused on housing policy, sustainable and regenerative development implementation.
Community activism is a key priority related to my research activities and I am the co-founder of the Qala Phelang Tala (Start Living Green) initiative. Start Living Green focuses on projects related to implementation of radical regenerative building projects in vulnerable communities with a specific focus on creating a platform to apply the circular green economy. My current research interest is to pro-actively address the gap between academic theories, ivory tower research and policy practice through the implementation of various regenerative flagship projects.
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