Prof. Monde Makiwane

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2239

Prof Monde Makiwane is a Chief Research Specialist in the Human and Social Development (HSD) research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria, and a Research Associate at the School of Political and Governmental Studies in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He holds a Masters in Social Science in Sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a PhD in Demography from the University of the Witwatersrand. His undergraduate studies were in Mathematical Statistics and Computer Science at the University of the Western Cape.

Prior to joining the HSRC in 2003, he worked for a computer service responsible for the analysis of large data sets including census data at the Institute for Management and Development Studies. He also lectured undergraduate and graduate students at Walter Sisulu University. In addition, he has held two fellowships: one at Harvard University and another at the University of Pennsylvania.

His areas of research interest include: intergenerational relations, youth, ageing, teenage sexuality, fertility, social security and migration. His publication record includes a number of international and national conference presentations and authoring and co-authoring a number of journal articles.


Ageing in Africa

This is an ongoing study that examines the situation of South Africa's elderly, with specific reference to their care receiving and giving. In order t....