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Prof Horman Chitonge

Horman Chitonge is professor at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town (UCT). He has a PHD in Development Studies from University of Natal. He is currently the head of African Studies at UCT.

Professor, Head of the African Studies Section
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Professor Horman Chitonge CV


Horman Chitonge is a professor of African Studies at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town (UCT). He is a visiting research fellow in the Global Justice Programme, Yale University, a research associate at PRISM, School of Economics (UCT), and a vising fellow at the African Studies Centre, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. His research interests include agrarian political economy, hydro-politics, and alternative strategies for economic growth in Africa. His most recent books include: Industrial Policy and the Transforming the Colonial Economy in Africa: The Zambian Experience (Routledge, 2021). Industrialising Africa: Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Continent ( Peter Lang, 2019);  Social Welfare Policy in South Africa: From the Poor White Problem to a Digitised Social Contract (Peter Lang, 2018); Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Understanding Trends and Prospects (Routledge, 2015).