Ms Seipati Bianca Mokhema

DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
TELEPHONE: 021 466
EMAIL: smokhema@hsrc.ac.za

Ms Seipati Bianca Mokhema is a Masters Intern in the Inclusive Economic Development (IED) division at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Seipati been at HSRC since January 2019. Her research focuses on African youth development, the South African Higher Education system, the future of work in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution as well as cultural studies.

Ms Mokhema has presented her research findings at various conferences. She presented her Honours thesis entitled Affirmative Action and the Born Free Generation: Redefining the disadvantaged and a new perspective on opportunities to the South African Sociological Association at Grahamstown in June 2016 and again at Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) with Human Sciences Research Council at Kempton Park- Johannesburg in March 2017. She also presented her Masters? thesis entitled Whose culture is it anyway? The Appropriation of Ear Stretching in a Western Context: A focus on German Sub-culture to the South African Sociological Association at Cape Town in July 2018. Seipati served in the Student Council of the South African Sociological Association in 2016 and is has also been a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society since 2015.

Seipati attained a BSocSci in Development Studies in 2015 and BSocSci (Hons) in Sociology in 2016 both at North West University. Seipati completed two exchange programs during the first year of her Masters degree, as a DAAD and Erasmus Plus fellow respectively in Germany at Justus-Liebig Universitaat, Giessen. Seipati is now pursuing a Master of Sociology at North West University - Mafikeng campus.

Before joining the HSRC, Seipati tutored undergraduate Psychology modules and post graduate Sociology modules at North West University. She also worked as a student assistant to the Department of Development Studies in the third year of her bachelor studies. Seipati has co-authored research report for National Gambling Board: Research to determine the potential impact of the fourth industrial revolution on the current and future regulation of gambling in South Africa. She has also co-presented an online seminar titled: Refracted economies: Reimagining youth livelihoods in an age of technological innovation in April 2020. Seipati has also published an online article with News24 titled Being an African is a privilege, but it is not enough on 26 April 2019.