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Professor Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Name Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
Highest qualification PhD (University of the Witwatersrand)
Position Full-time research professor responsible for South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)
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Research interests/expertise Precolonial, colonial and contemporary history
Current projects The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 10 (multi-volume series)

Short biography

Sowetan by birth, Ndlovu was educated at Emisebeni Lower Primary School, Vukuzenzenzele Higher Primary School and Orlando West Junior Secondary School (all located in Soweto). He completed O levels at Turret Correspondence College (Johannesburg) and A levels at St Mark's High (Mbabane, Swaziland), prior to obtaining undergraduate, Honours and Master's qualifications (University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus), and a doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand. He worked at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg), Vista University, the Natal Technikon, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the NRF, the
Africa Institute of South Africa. At present he works for the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and Unisa. He is also an NRF-rated Full Professor at Unisa. He is currently the Chairperson of the Ministerial Task Team of the Department of Basic Education currently reviewing the school history curriculum in South Africa. He was the Chairperson of the South African Heritage Resources Agency under the Department of Arts and Culture and also a member of the Department of Education's South African History Project that was appointed by Minister Kader Asmal.

Selected publications