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Name: Lesedi Matlala
Location: C-RING 404 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Mr. Lesedi Matlala


• M. A. in Public Management and Governance (University of Johannesburg)
• B. A. Honours Public Management and Governance (University of Johannesburg)
• BA Degree in Politics & International Relations (University of Johannesburg)
• PGD in Research Methods and Skills (Maastricht University)

Academic Career Profile
Lesedi Matlala’s comprehensive expertise spans academia and professional engagement. His Master’s research delves into ‘Factors Influencing the Implementation of Auditor-General’s Recommendations in South African Municipalities.’ Currently, he lectures Public Management and Governance, specializing in Public Policy, Monitoring, and Evaluation at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In addition to his academic role, Lesedi is an active member of vital organizations: Association of Southern African Schools & Departments of Public Administration & Management (ASSADPAM), South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), and African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). His dedication extends globally as a Visiting Researcher at Michigan State University, contributing as a Fulbright candidate.

His involvement in esteemed societies such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute Forum (TMALIF), and South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association (SAMEA) reflects his extensive experience in evaluation and leadership. Memberships in Golden Key International Honor Society and Africa Evidence Network (AEN) highlight academic excellence and societal impact.

Lesedi’s ambassadorial roles at the South African BRICS Youth Association (SABYA) and World Literacy Foundation (WLF) exemplify his commitment to positive change. Additionally, he actively contributes as a Sustainability Coordinator at the YALI Regional Leadership Centre, a volunteer with EvalYouth Global Network, and a Volunteering researcher with the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).