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Ongama Mtimka


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Ongama Mtimka, PhD

Ongama Mtimka is a passionate critical thinker, writer, and speaker based at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, South Africa. He combines his passion for politics and development with a strong analytical flair to offer insights for policy makers and investors to achieve sustainable growth in the African continent. Among his academic and professional qualifications, he holds a PhD in Political Studies and a certificate in Strategic Management from Nelson Mandela University and Rhodes University Business School respectively.

Mtimka is a sought-after conference speaker had has made presentations in various local and international platforms. He appears as a political analyst regularly on major media platforms drawing from his extensive multidisciplinary background and expertise. Among others, he has appeared on Newsroom Afrika, CNBC Africa, eNCA, SABC, Sky News, ABC News in Australia, BBC, RT, Al Jazeera English. His commentary and opinion pieces have been featured in major publications such as Business Day & Financial Mail, Mail & Guardian, Sowatan, News24 Online, Reuters, New York Times, and Sputnik News.

He has provided research consulting services to entities like the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa and South Sudan, the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy, and various local and international organizations, as a national and international consultant as well as training facilitator, respectively.

Mtimka has published articles in various scholarly journals, reviewed scientific papers for book and journal publishers, founded the Journal of Afrikan Political Risk and serves as the Executive Secretary of the African Association of Political Studies and Treasurer of the South African Association of Political Studies.

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