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Nonhlanhla Mathibela


Nonhlanhla Mathibela

Nonhlanhla Mathibela is an MPhil graduate from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a Master of Urban Studies degree in the field of Housing and Human Settlements and a BSc (Honors) in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining PARI’s Energy Programme as a Researcher, she was a Junior Researcher at the International Budget Partnership South Africa (IBPSA) where she contributed to the improved participation of residents of underserving communities in open budget process which influence policy.

Previously, Nonhlanhla worked as a Research Intern at the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) under the Research and Market Intelligence division. Her research interests include economic geography, human settlements policy analysis, renewable energy and Local Economic Development (LED).


Mathibela, N.B. (2023) ‘Financialisation and Public Housing in South Africa: Implications of homeownership transfer from state-selected homeowners to purchaser-homeowners’. Unpublished MPhil thesis, University of Cambridge.

Mathibela, N.B. (2021) ‘Redefining the notion of sustainable human settlements’, in S. Dlamini (ed.) Creating Sustainable Built Infrastructure: Moving Forward Through Research & Innovation. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, pp. 21–32.

Jooste, T. and N. Mathibela (2020) ‘Improving the Lives of Women Living in Informal settlements Starts with Fixing Basic Services’. Asivikelane: Lets protect one another.

Mathibela, N.B. (2020) ‘Understanding the housing production of yard rental units: The cases of “Phase 3” Lehae and “Ka-Majazane” Randpark Ridge’. Unpublished Master of Urban Studies research report, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Nkhonjera, M. and N. Mathibela (2019) ‘Climate Change and Resilient Housing: Lessons for Mozambique’. Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa.

Mathibela, N. (2019) ‘FLISP Answering Your Questions’. Centre for Affordable Housing finance in Africa.