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Staff Profiles

 

Haroon Bhorat

Director

Expertise: Labour Economics, Poverty, Income Distribution, Inclusive Growth, Minimum Wages.

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Morné Oosthuizen

Deputy Director

Expertise: Labour markets, poverty, inequality, prices, and economic demography.

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Zaakhir Asmal

Researcher

Expertise: Labour Economics, Development Economics, Competition and Regulatory Economics, Poverty and Inequality, Education and Skills Development.

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Arabo Ewinyu

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Regulatory Economics, Applied BEE, Small Business Development and Education

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Toughedah Jacobs

Programme Manager

Expertise: Project Management, Labour Market Profiles, Poverty, Inequality, Development

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Safia Khan

Researcher

Expertise: Poverty and Inequality, Labour Markets, Policy, Development 

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Mumbi Esther Kimani

Senior Researcher (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Expertise: Education, Labour, Development, Environmental and Resource Economics

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Adaiah Lilenstein

Junior Researcher

Expertise: Economics of Development, Behavioural Economics, Analysis of Survey Data, Survey Design and Implementation.

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Kezia Lilenstein

Researcher

Expertise: Labour Economics, Analysis of Survey Data, Development Economics.

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Jabulile Monnakgotla

Intern Researcher

Expertise: Macroeconomics, Finance, International Trade, Development and Growth.

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Christopher Rooney

Junior Researcher

Expertise: Economics of Education, Behavioural Economics and Development Economics.

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Benjamin Stanwix

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Applied Economics, Labour Economics, Economic and Social History.

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Francois Steenkamp

Researcher

Expertise: International trade (Export patterns and dynamics), Economic development, Self-employment.

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Amy Thornton

Junior Researcher

Expertise: Labour Economics, Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, Economics as a Social Science.

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Derek Yu

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Labour Economics, Development Economics, Household Survey Analysis and Economic Education.

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Sarah Marriott

Communications Manager

Expertise: Publishing, Communications, Marketing, PR and Media Liaison.

 

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Fatima Samsodien

Administrative Officer

Expertise: Administration, Finance (Projects and Fund Management), Contracts, Procurement and HR.

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Waseema Petersen

Administrative Officer

Expertise: Office Administration, Events, Web and Research Administration.

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Shakira Jeppie-Evans

Receptionist

Expertise: Reception, Administration, Events Assistance.

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DPRU Research Affiliates

Karmen Naidoo

Senior Researcher - currently studying PhD abroad

Expertise: Development Economics, Financial Sector, Financial Inclusion, Small & Medium Size Enterprise (SME) Financing, Growth & Development, and Economics of Education.

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