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Katlego Ramantsima

PhD Student


Katlego Ramantsima holds a MCom in Development Theory and Policy, a BCom (Hons) in Development Theory and Policy and a BA in International Relations and Sociology all from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Katlego is an experienced researcher who works in the field of land reform at PLAAS and has worked in the Mining and Rural Transformation in Southern Africa (MARTISA) programme and the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP) at Wits University. She has conducted field research across five provinces on the elite capture of land reform, and is currently involved in research on equitable access to land. She has developed an interest in pursuing political economy of redistributive land reform questions for her PhD thesis on farmworkers, agribusiness and the South African state. Her research interests include questions on gender, resource-based development, strategic partnerships, gender politics, communal land rights, land reform, political economy, urban regeneration, and rural social change.