African economic, business and labour history, Southern African History, Youth, politics, governance and democracy issues.
September-November 2022 Fellow with Megatrends Afrika at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability, Bonn.
Since 2022 Associate Editor: Southern Journal for Contemporary History, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, South Africa.
Since 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow in African Studies. International Studies Group, University of the Free State, South Africa.
2020-2021 Fellow in the Social Sciences Summer Program at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, USA.
2020-2021 Fellow in the African Humanities Program at the American Council of Leaned Societies.
Illegal artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is attracting Zimbabwe’s youth. Despite numerous challenges, their work ethic, endurance and creativity promote entrepreneurship. Using the rise of mbingas as an example, this policy brief analyses how that may benefit both young people and the economy.