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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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He has conducted research on behalf several African governments, international organisations including the International Growth Centre, Human Sciences Research Council, Energia and  UN SDGs.  His research interests include agrarian political economy, hydro-politics, and alternative strategies for economic growth in Africa. He has published extensively on these and related themes. His most recent books include: Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Understanding Trends and Prospects (by Routledge, 2015), Contemporary Customary  Land Issues in Africa: Navigating the Contours of Change  (By Cambridge Publishers, 2017), Social Welfare Policy in South Africa: From the Poor White Problem to a Digitised Social Contract (by Peter Lang, 2018), Land, The State and the Unfinished Decolonisation Project in Africa: Essays in Honour of Professor Sam Moyo(By Laanga Publishers, 2019);  Industrialising Africa: Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Continent (by Peter Lang, 2019)