Mosa Phadi completed her PhD at the University of Johannesburg. She has recently been accepted into the American Council for Learned Society’s African Humanities Programme and received a postdoctoral fellowship. Her work at PARI has focused on the Northern Frontiers project, and she co-authored two groundbreaking reports on the local municipalities of Mogalakwena and Lephalale. She has worked as a researcher for over six years, published several peer-reviewed works and produced a research documentary film focusing on the middle class in Soweto. She also worked at the Council on Higher Education as a manager.
Phadi, M. and N. Pakade (2016) ‘The Native Informant Speaks Back to the Offer of Friendship in White Academia’, in S. Walsh and J. Soske (eds) Ties that bind: race and the politics of friendship in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
Phadi, M. and C. Cerruti (2017) ‘Multipos signifocados de classe media em soweto, Africa do Sul’, in J. Gonsalves (ed.) África No Mundo Contemporâneo: Estruturas e Relações, pp. 135–64. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Garamond.
Phadi, M. and J. Pearson (2017) ‘The Mogalakwena Local Municipality in South Africa: An Institutional Case Study’. A PARI report. Johannesburg: Public Affairs Research Institute, Open Society Foundation South Africa and the Ford Foundation.
Phadi, M. and J. Pearson (2018) ‘We Are Building a City: Governance and the Struggle for Self-sufficiency in Lephalale Local Municipality’. A PARI report. Johannesburg: Public Affairs Research Institute.
Phadi,M., J. Pearson and T. Lesaffre (2018) The Seeds of Perpetual Instability: The Case of Mogalakwena Local Municipality in South Africa, Journal of Southern African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2018.1464301