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About Dr Phefumula Nyoni

Dr Phefumula Nyoni is an anthropologist and sociologist currently pursuing a career as lecturer and researcher at the University of Johannesburg. He completed his PhD on Economic Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests are multidisciplinary and include Higher education transformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, policy, quality assurance and curriculum design in tertiary institutions, particularly from a culture-centric perspective, reconfiguration of urban spaces, and access to socio-economic amenities for marginalised communities, poverty alleviation and human rights, community development, urban artisanal mining, gender and entrepreneurship. Phefumula Nyoni is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies while he also lectures at the department of Development Studies and Anthropology at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to joining the Centre, he has been a lecturer at various South African universities as well as a research and policy consultant with several organisations.