PESA
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The PESA Team

The team’s competency and experience includes international economics, international relations, law, political economy of development, politics, and state institutions. The team is also competent in driving public discourse as thought leaders commentating on current affairs in South Africa, and Africa more broadly.

PESA Managers

PESA Managers provide strategic leadership and uphold good governance of the organisation. PESA operates as a hybrid decentralised team in multiple groups operating across different SADC countries. The hybrid model fosters innovation and flexibility in order to enhance efficiency and strategic unity.

 

Communications Experts

PESA Communications Experts plan and execute our communications strategy. The strategy is deployed through our website and other media including broadcast, print, digital and social media platforms.

 

PESA Research Associates

PESA Research Associates contribute research and analysis to reports covering discursive aspects of regional integration, country analysis, sector analysis, and policy or government developments across SADC. Research Associate contribute towards the PESA Regional Integration Monitor and conduct political economy research across various sectors and different topics related to regional integration in SADC.

 

PESA Regional Analysts

PESA Regional Analysts contribute current affairs and analysis to reports covering country-specific aspects of regional integration across SADC and Africa more broadly. Regional Analysts contribute towards the PESA Editorials and provide country analysis.

Siya Biniza

Role: Executive Director
Contact: siya@politicaleconomy.org.za
Siya is a Political Economist specialising in Development Finance, Industrial Development, and Regional Integration...

Nthangeni Rathogwa

Role: Media Liaison
Contact: nthangeni@politicaleconomy.org.za
Nthangeni is a Marketing and Sales consultant with experience from the financial services sector...

Serge Hadisi

Role: Research Associate
Contact: serge@politicaleconomy.org.za
Serge is an Economist with extensive research and publications on sustainable economic development focusing on social development in sub-Saharan Africa...

Inga Mtolo

Role: Editing and Research Specialist
Contact: inga@politicaleconomy.org.za
Inga is an Economist specialising in Financial Markets and Socioeconomic Research...

Michael Andina

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: michael@politicaleconomy.org.za
Michael is an Economist with experience in research, renewable energy sector, and financial and economic analysis...

Sylvia Olawumi Israel-Akinbo

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: sylvia@politicaleconomy.org.za
Sylvia is an Economist specialising in environmental and natural resource management...

Mandla Matshika

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: mandla@politicaleconomy.org.za
Mandla Matshika is a Diplomacy and International Relations expert...

Ross Oliver Douglas

Role: Editing and Research Specialist
Contact: ross@politicaleconomy.org.za
Ross is a Writer, Editor and Historian specialising in rural development in South African history...

Charl Swart

Role: Editing and Research Specialist
Contact: charl@politicaleconomy.org.za
Charl is a Political Scientist specialising in constitutional democracy...

Xolisile Tsitsi Ntuli

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: xolisile@politicaleconomy.org.za
Xolisile is a Researcher specialising in African human security...

Tsepiso Augustinus Rantso

Role: Research Associate
Contact: tsepiso@politicaleconomy.org.za
Tsepiso is a Development Practitioner specialising in cross-sectional research, agricultural and rural development...

Lina Morgane Ben Hamida

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: lina@politicaleconomy.org.za
Lina in an International Development Practitioner specialising in project management and research...

Ishmael Lupahla

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: ishmael@politicaleconomy.org.za
Ishmael Lupahla is a Governance and Development Practitioner specialising in public sector management, public service delivery and engaged governance...

Ephraim Hasani Mbeletshie

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: ephraim@politicaleconomy.org.za
Ephraim is a Developmental Economist specialising in human development and sustainable economic development focusing on Africa...

Enerst Mhlanga

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: enerst@politicaleconomy.org.za
Enerst is a Social Scientist specialising in comparative analysis of socio-political development...

Emmison Muleya

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: emmison@politicaleconomy.org.za
Emmison is Social Development Practitioner specialising in in fundraising and proposal writing, youth development, program facilitation and evaluation, supervision, and asset and fiscal management...

Ken Kalala Ndalamba

Role: Research Associate
Contact: ken@politicaleconomy.org.za
Ken is a Researcher specialising in strategic management, organisational development and leadership...

Nathalia Novaes Alves

Role: Regional Analyst
Contact: nathalia@politicaleconomy.org.za
Nathalia is a Social Scientist specialising in quantitative and qualitative research, Islamic Studies and international cooperation...

Thabo Thandokuhle Sacolo

Role: Editing and Research Specialist
Contact: thabo@politicaleconomy.org.za
Thabo is an Economist specialising in applied economics, environmental economics and agricultural economist...

Corriesha Anandakumar

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: corrie@politicaleconomy.org.za
Corrie is an International Relations and Diplomacy practitioner...

Miguel Dos Santos

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: miguel@politicaleconomy.org.za
Miguel is a Research and Public Relations practitioner, with experience in the fields of human rights, publishing, social media and Africa-focused research...

Chimwemwe Mwage

Role: Junior Regional Analyst
Contact: chimwemwe@politicaleconomy.org.za
Chimwemwe is a Trade Policy and Trade Law expert specialising in trade negotiations, trade facilitation and regional integration...

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