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Dr Tholang Mokhele
Senior Research Specialist

Dr Tholang Mokhele is a Senior Research Specialist in the Geospatial Analytics Unit of the eResearch Knowledge Centre at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). He holds PhD in Environmental Science (GIS) and MSc in Environmental Science (Remote Sensing) (Cum Laude) both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Before joining the HSRC, he was a Demonstrator for GIS and Remote Sensing courses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and also worked briefly as a Research Intern for the Aids Foundation of South Africa. Dr Mokhele has more than 10 years? experience in geospatial and social science research. He has undertaken projects for both government and international funders such as Department of Human Settlements, Department of Science and Innovation, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Social Development, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, Ford Foundation, UNICEF and UNDP. His areas of research interest include automated zone-design techniques, geo-computation, small area estimation, accessility modelling, spatial analysis and modelling, spatial statistics, data analytics, demographics and sampling techniques.

Dr Mokhele's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than 30 research reports, journal articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and policy briefs. He has presented and co-presented more than 15 papers at both local and international conferences.