University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africatr:cv
Mphathesithe Mkhize is studying towards for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Policy at the same institution. He currently works as the Lecturer in a fixed term at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. Mkhize’s research explores the role of local governments in using empirical evidence-based policy for sustainable development goals in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Botswana, Gaboronetr:cv
Based on my Theology and Religious Studies background, my interest is in the potential
of belief systems in providing insights into the political spheres and social development. I
seek to broaden my interest in intercultural communication, social equity, religion and
Oladele Peter Adehanloye
Department of Religion and Theology
University of Western Capetr:cv
Adehanloye Oladele is a Ph.D. candidate and a researcher at the Department of Religion and Theology, University of Western Cape, Cape Town. He is working on “The role of religion in Conflict transformation in northern Nigeria: The Nigeria Baptist Convention as Case Study”. His major interests are in Conflict transformation and inter-religious Dialogue. Oladele was an Adjunct lecturer at Baptist College of Theology, Igede Ekiti.
Dorcas Rumbidzai Mutizirwa
University of Zimbabwe
Department of Philosophy, Religion and Ethicstr:cv
I am a senior teacher at St Eric High School, Norton, Mashonaland West Province. My field of study is Religion, Gender, Health and Environment. My current Masters dissertation is, "Effects of COVID-19 on Catholic women in the Archdiocese of Harare: The case of Norton and Borrowdale Parishes."
Sonja is a strategic innovator working in faith-based development for the past 15 years, with a background in senior corporate roles. Sonja is seasoned researcher with a Masters dissertation topic examining the notion of 'intangible' assets of faith/spirituality impact on health applying lessons from HIV/AIDS and Ebola to COVID-19 a conceptual framework entitled Religion & Development Systems Framework (RDS).
Geke van Vliet
University of Pretoriatr:cv
Geke van Vliet is joining SAGRaS as a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria. She has finished a Research Master in Theology and a Master of Divinity at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Next to her studies, she has worked as a youth worker in the Protestant Church in Amsterdam. Within SAGRaS she will focus on the contribution of especially young people in mainline churches in South Africa and Germany to socio-ecological transition.