Mr Krish Chetty (BCom Hons in Information System Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal) is a Master’s intern in the BRICS Research Centre at the HSRC. Before joining the HSRC, he was a business intelligence developer in the retail division at Allan Gray. He has also worked at FNB Corporate as an extract, transform and load (ETL) architect and at the Financial Fiscal Commission as a data warehouse developer.

Ms Phumudzo Maboho (MCom in Business Management, University of Johannesburg) has been appointed HR director in the HSRC’s human resources unit. Before joining the HSRC she was a human capital business partner in the office of the Auditor-General of South Africa, where she spent 11 years in various positions. She has also worked at the Department of Land Affairs (Commission), in Mpumalanga and is a registered member of the South African Board for People Practices.

Ms Isabel Magaya (LLM in Child Law, University of Pretoria) has been appointed a junior researcher for the PAN: Children project in the Policy Analysis Unit at the HSRC. Her research interests include child rights issues with a focus on child labour, child migration, children’s socioeconomic rights and children in the justice system.

Ms Matshaba Mothiane (MA in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand) has taken up a position as junior researcher in the BRICS Research Centre at the HSRC. Before joining the HSRC she worked at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) where she was based in Rio de Janeiro at the BRICS Policy Centre as a research fellow for the SAIIA Economic Diplomacy programme.