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About Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga

Tshilidzi Ratshitanga is a Mitchell Fellow and Ph.D. graduate of the Joe Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, United States of America. He holds an MPHIL and Bachelor degrees from the University of Port Elizabeth, (currently Nelson Mandela University) and University of Johannesburg respectively. Dr. Ratshitanga is also Chairman and Founder of the Global Consortium for Africa’s Economic Development, which has the New Cities New Economies Vision as its major project, the Global Black People’s Convention (GBPC) and the Global Institute for Sustainable and Smart New Cities (GissNec). He is also the Co-­‐Chair of the South Africa -­‐ African American Development Forum.

Dr. Ratshitanga previously worked as a senior manager at the South African government’s Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) and subsequently joined the private sector, where he got involved with companies in the property development and mining sectors. He currently serves in a number of boards, including as Chairman of both Bokamoso Barona Investment Trust and Kaborona Investment Holdings. He also serves as a director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), is Deputy Director of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) and Chairman of The Innovation Hub (TIH).

Tshilidzi is a social activist. He is an active member of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Previously he served as Secretary General of the Congress of South Africa Students (Cosas) and also Secretary General of the South African Students Congress (Sasco), both of which are ANC aligned Progressive Student Movements. Dr. Ratshitanga also served the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng Province and was also a Commissioner of the ANC’s 2012 National Congress Elections Commission.

Tshilidzi Ratshitanga
Ph.D. & Mitchell Fellow 
School of Public Policy and Administration
University of Delaware


“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine” Che.

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