Meet The Team
Global Advisor and Executive Director SADC
Chris Maroleng is Global Advisor and is the SADC Executive Director of Good Governance Africa. He is an accomplished public and corporate affairs practitioner with close to 20 years working experience, specialising in strategy, research, media, communication, security, corporate governance and public affairs. Prior to his GGA appointment, Chris was the Chief Operations Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), where he was responsible for the organisation’s turnaround strategy, improving the SABC’s cash balance, enforcing governance and driving efficiencies within the operations cluster, as well as promoting a performance culture for optimal outcomes. With a sound understanding of what drives a successful business, as Group Executive for Corporate Affairs at Africa’s largest mobile operator, MTN, he assisted the company through a tumultuous period during which it was faced with a huge penalty that could have placed the organisation in an untenable situation. Chris also spent six years at eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), where he was Africa Editor, and head of department for the Africa division. As an integral member of the eNews founding management team, key among his successes during his tenure was the establishment of the eNews Africa division. Prior to joining eNews, Chris worked at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in the African Security Analysis Programme (ASAP), as a senior researcher in peace and security issues in Africa, and where he published extensive reports related to African affairs. Chris holds a MA in International and Comparative Politics from the University of Cape Town. He was also a Menell Media Fellow, at Duke University’s Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.
Dr Ross Harvey
Director of Research & Programmes
Director of Operations
Director of Publications and Media
Dr Craig Moffat
Head of Programme: Governance Delivery and Impact
Head of Programme: Human Security & Climate Change
Head of Content Marketing and Aggregation
Miles has been an active practitioner in Digital Media for 24 years, which started as a web design and application development company called All Things Digital. After starting a new ventures in the late 1990’s called E-data (listed companies fact sheets and investor relations), he settled at I-Net Bridge for 13 years where he honed expertise in digital product design, content production and content design and strategy, financial data, monetization and e-commerce, business management, IT operations management, leadership and automation of operations for maximum efficiencies and returns. At I-Net Bridge, Miles started constructing the concept of Business Live, a project that would bring together all business properties of the then Avusa Group. The project changed not only the means of accessing digital business products but changed the operational structure of all assets concerned, namely Business Day, Financial Mail, Summit TV, I-Net Bridge Markets Bureau and Business Times. He also has extensive business consulting experience in building digital businesses, digital transformation and the ever-ubiquitous mobile platforms for VOD, the unbanked population, education and youth entrepreneurial development. Miles is passionate about contributing to an Africa that starts to realise that “we have not inherited the land from our fathers but have borrowed it from our children.” – Dennis Hall
Editor: Africa In Fact
Programme Head: African Governance Papers
Richard is the Programme Head of African Governance Papers. He has written for national newspapers and magazines in South Africa and worked for the International Herald Tribune. He was founding editor of Amsterdam Weekly, a multi award-winning newspaper. He has also worked in corporate communications for multinationals in Amsterdam and The Hague. He earned a BA (Hons) in philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently completing a Master’s in public policy at the university’s School of Governance.
Lead Researcher: Governance Insights & Analytics
Christine is the Lead Researcher of our Governance Insights & Analytics programme. She completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies in 2011, her Honours in Commerce in 2012, and her Master of Commerce at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013. Her experience includes risk analysis, finance, administration as well as marketing and sales. Her interests include monitoring economic and social developments.
Lead Researcher : Natural Resource Governance
Busisipho is the Lead Researcher in the Natural Resource Governance Programme at GGA. Prior to joining GGA, she headed up the Corporate Intelligence Monitor desk at S-RM Intelligence and Risk Consulting. Busisipho holds an MPhil in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Cape Town with a research focus on CSR within the South African mining industry. During her Masters, she worked as a research scholar at the South African Institute of International Affairs.
Data Analyst: Governance Insights & Analytics
Senior Researcher: Human Security & Climate Change
Sikhululekile Mashingaidze currently serves as Senior Researcher in the Human Security and Climate Change (HSCC) project at Good Governance Africa. Being engaged as a part-time enumerator for Mass Public Opinion Institute’s diversity of research projects during her undergraduate years ushered her into and nurtured her passion for the governance field. She has worked with Habakkuk Trust, Centre for Conflict Resolution(CCR-Kenya), Mercy Corps Zimbabwe and Action Aid International Zimbabwe, respectively. This has, over the years, enriched her grassroots and national level governance projects’ implementation and management experience. Her academic research interests are in the field of genocide studies with a commitment to deepen her understanding of girls and women’s experiences, their agency in reconstituting everyday life and their inclusion in peace-building and transitional justice processes. Socially she has a keen commitment in supporting girls education, women’s economic empowerment and the fulfilment of their equitable and sustainable development in Africa’s underserved, often hard to reach communities. She enjoys writing and telling the stories of navigating everyday life.
Senior Researcher: Governance Insights & Analytics
Nompumelelo has over three years experience working for and with different companies in different sectors, focusing on web development, qualitative user experience, research, data and visualizations. She is committed to the use of technology to maximize the efficient communication of information to the public and to policymakers. To this end, she has worked in collaboration with Afrimapr, and the University of Pretoria’s Data Science for Social Impact group on collating datasets of health facilities and capacities in South Africa. She has participated, with support from Datatstory in Sweden, in the C40 cities against climate change challenge. Nompumelelo has done background research and writing for journalists, with support from OpenUp and the Journalismfund.eu. She has been shortlisted for Google’s Get Ahead: Top Black Talent programme, and has also taken courses in computer science and information systems at the University of Cape Town.
Social Media Coordinator