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Ms Namhla Ngqwala
PhD Research Trainee
Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)

Namhla Ngqwala is a Masters Research Trainee in the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) unit. She is currently pursuing a Master?s degree in Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. Holds an Honours degree (Political Studies) (NWU), BA (Development and Management) (NWU). Her interest include political violence, peace and security and conflict management.

She was a former research intern at the National Research Foundation based at HSRC within the DCES programme from the 1st of April 2019 to the 23rd of March 2020 were she resumed as a Masters trainee. She has worked in projects such as SALGA (South African Local Government Association), Open Society Foundation (OSF), BRICS and through these projects gain knowledge of the local government sphere. Familiar with qualitative research method, data analyses and proposal writing.