SERI is delighted to welcome two new members to the SERI team: Kelebogile Khunou, who joins us as a researcher; and Lerato Makolobane Mashianoke, who joins us as a research intern.

Kelebogile holds a BA (Honours) degree and a Masters by Research degree in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her Masters research was based on domestic workers’ engagement with everyday life, their social networks and the building of their political subjectivities. Kelebogile's interests lie in the discourses on development and community building, gender equality and the role of youth as protagonists of change.

Lerato has a Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) Degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria. During her time at the University of Pretoria, she was involved in various mentorship, leadership and community outreach based activities. Prior to joining SERI, Lerato was a participant in the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute’s (ASRI) Future Leaders Fellowship Programme. Lerato’s interests are in public administration, socio-economic development, socio-economic rights, local government, and ethics.