Academic Profiles

Prof KJ Maphunye

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Political Sciences
Tel: 012 429 4933


  • PhD Government (University of Essex UK, 2002)

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Fields of academic interests

  • Elections and elections management bodies
  • Democracy
  • Governance
  • Public accountability, representation and legitimacy

Field of Specialisation

  • Elections, democracy and governance
  • African politics
  • Election observation
  • Public policy and administration


Comprehensive list available on request

Journal articles

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Paper presentations

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Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • NIHSS Research funding (Colloquium, 2017-2018)


  1. Election dispute resolution (Moutse; Tlokwe/Potchefstroom)
  2. Comparative analysis of elections in Ghana and the Gambia
  3. Observation and analysis during South Africa’s 2019 national and provincial elections (Department of Political Sciences Umoja Community Engagement Project)