Lwazi Lushaba

Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba is a citizen of the Republic of South Africa. He did part of his tertiary education at the University of Transkei in South Africa, where he obtained a B.A. and a B.A (Hons) in Political Science. As a student he was actively involved in youth and student politics, an involvement that saw him occupy a number of leadership positions. Amongst other such positions he held are the following; Political Education Officer of the ANC aligned South African Students Congress (SASCO) - University of Transkei Branch, President of the Student Representative Council and Member of the University Governing Council. Lwazi Lushaba is currently completing his doctoral degree at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. It was at the same University that in 2001 he obtained a Master degree in Philosophy. Between 2001 and 2003 he worked as a Programme Assistant at a Ford funded Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2005 he joined Igbinedion University in Nigeria as a Junior Faculty. He has been a recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships including Ford Foundation Young African Scholar Award, Social Science Research Council (New York) Youth Fellowship, National Research Foundation (Pretoria) Scholarship for Doctoral Study Abroad, CODESRIA Small Grants for Thesis Writing and SEPHIS Research Training Fellowship. His research interests range from Youth Politics, Political Economy of the South African Transition to Identity and Citizenship issues in Diverse Societies. His most recent publication is a co-edited book titled 'From National Liberation to Democratic Renaissance in Southern Africa'(2005). As a Visiting Fellow at ASC Lwazi Lushaba will be working on a comparative study titled, 'Nationalism and the Problem of Citizenship in Multinational African States: Nigeria and South Africa Compared'.


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University of Cape Town
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