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Summary Profile

Ralph holds a Masters in Political Science from Wits University. He is curently studying towards his PhD in Political Science with the New School for Social Research. He also holds a certificate in Project Appraisal and Risk Analysis.

Ralph worked as a Political Researcher with the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), has been a part of the team that drafted South Africa‘s Self Assessment Report as part of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), has worked at Economic Development Growth and Equity (EDGE) , as well as a Lecturer at University of Western Cape. He has also worked at National Treasury (Ministry of Finance) in the Budget Office. While at Treasury, Ralph was instrumental in drafting and developing Budget formats to ensure efficiency, value for money and proper reporting systems.

Ralph has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and magazines on public participation and democratisation. He has developed some of the conceptual work on participatory democracy in South Africa and continues to work on the subject. Ralph continues to contribute opinion article to different newspapers in South Africa.

Ralph Mathekga


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