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  • An MA\Msc in social sciences specializing in (i) local economic development and poverty or, (ii) socio-economic policy analysis or, (iii) technology management and industrial development or any related field
  • A good understanding of local economic development dynamics and\or, socio-economic and political imperatives and\or, industry and technology challenges in Southern African countries especially South Africa
  • A good publication record of at least three journal articles and\or three chapters in books
  • Ability to write policy papers and reports, and source research funding
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and in at least 2 South African languages
  • 3 - 4 years of related work experience will be an added advantage.


  • To undertake research in the areas of (i) local economic development and poverty alleviation and\or, (ii) national and regional socio-economic and political policies and\or, (iii) industry performance dynamics, technology and employment, relevant to the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) beneficiaries and their communities
  • Undertake field research and produce manuscripts for publication within and outside the MIT environment
  • Disseminate knowledge gained from the research to MIT internal forums and outside the MIT, through participation in conferences and seminars
  • Network with stakeholders and experts in the field of (i) local economic development and poverty alleviation\(ii) national and regional socio-economic and political policies\ (iii) industry performance dynamics, technology and employment
  • Drive fundraising in order to augment resources available to support SATRI research.

BASIC SALARY: R311 052.00-R532 122 .00 pa (plus benefits)


All appointments will be subject to a process of security clearance and qualification verification.

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed CV, a motivational letter and certified copies of qualifications, identity document, and driver’s licence. Should you not comply with this; your application will not be considered.

Please forward your applications for the attention of Dr Martin Kaggwa/Patience Sekgothe by e-mail or fax.
Fax: 011 442 0814
Tel: 011 442 0811


Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not receive a response within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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