Mosa Phadi


Mosa Phadi is currently completing her PhD at the University of Johannesburg. She has worked as a researcher for over six years and published several peer-reviewed articles and a book. These include Class in Soweto, and articles in African Sociological Review and South African Review of Sociology. Additionally, she has produced a research documentary film focusing on the middle class in Soweto. She also worked at the Council on Higher Education as a manager.


  • Kotzen, Bronwyn & Phadi, Mosa., ‘Extractive Urbanism: Mining Imaginaries of the New South African City ‘, PARI working paper, Forthcoming
  • Phadi, Mosa. and Pakade. N. ‘Native informant speaks back to the offer of friendship in white academia’ (Witspress: Johannesburg), Forthcoming
  • Phadi, Mosa. Pearson, Joel. & Lessafre, Thomas. ‘Rethinking Patronage’, PARI working paper, Forthcoming