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PARI is delighted to welcome some new faces to the Institute, and some old faces to new appointments. As 2020 takes off, we are looking forward to working together to create new projects and expand PARI’s research in our various programmes.

The Institute’s broad programmes for 2020 are:

Local Government

Land Governance

State Reform


Organisational and Institutional Studies (Academic)

Energy Governance

Dr Gaynor Paradza

Senior Researcher

Dr Paradza is leading the Land Governance programme.

Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi

Executive Director

PARI's Board has formally appointed Dr Buthelezi as Executive Director.

Kate Tissington

Research Associate

Ms Tissington is working on the Local Government programme.

Dr Thina Nzo

Senior Researcher

Dr Nzo is working in the Local Government and Energy Governance programmes.

Necia Quive

Financial Administrator

After stepping in at short notice in 2019, Ms Quive has been officially appointed.

Lelethu Mazomba

Head of Administration

Ms Mazomba was selected as the star candidate for this pivotal role.

Prof Jonathan Klaaren

Research Associate

Prof Klaaren is working on the State Reform programme.