Dr Thokozani Chilenga-Butao

Research Associate

Dr Thokozani Chilenga-Butao

Thokozani completed her PhD in Political Studies in 2019, under the PARI PSETA scholarship. Her PhD thesis focuses on whether S100 interventions, as enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution, are useful for the development and problem solving capabilities of provincial departments in South Africa, specifically provincial education departments. She undertook fieldwork in the Limpopo and Eastern Cape provincial education departments, which were subject to S100 interventions between 2011 and 2015. Thokozani’s general research interests are decentralization and federalism, especially as processes of state formation; public administration; public policy; and, education governance. She is currently employed as Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at Wits University and works as a Research Associate for PARI on the Education Programme.

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