Congratulations, Dr Maphosa
Dr Stanley Maphosa graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Science degree from the University of Fort Hare in December 2020. The title of his thesis is “Transformation of Youth Participation in Decision-Making at Local Government Level: Contestation and Paradoxes at Mogale Local Municipality”.
He started his studies in 2017 with the support of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre. His supervisor was Prof Philani Moyo, a University of Leeds alumnus, Director of the Fort Hare Institute for Social and Economic Research (FHISER) and the former co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Dr Stanley Maphosa is the International and National Liaison Manager at ASSAf and is also the Regional Coordinator of The World Academy of Sciences sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS SAREP). His work involves strategic partnerships within South Africa, the rest of the continent and the rest of the work. He works with governments, science academies, universities, civil society, private sector, parliament, bilateral and multilateral organisations in the science community. He is a science diplomat, science advisor, science communicator and science advocate.