Hlengiwe Ndhovu is a PhD student in the Sociology Department at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Doctoral Fellow at PARI. She completed her MA in Industrial Sociology – awarded with a distinction as a PARI-Nedbank Fellow. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Industrial Sociology and a BA in International Relations and Sociology all from Wits University.
Hlengiwe is an experienced scholar and researcher, having participated in the work of the International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) and the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS). She has been a finalist for the prestigious Ruth First Prize for best third-year research projects in Sociology, and a recipient of one of the Department’s awards for meritorious academic achievement in her Master’s degree. Hlengiwe’s research interests include questions on local governance and citizenship, public administration, service delivery, community protests, identity, forms of resistance, gender and labour studies.