The aim of the Unit is to consolidate and enhance our university’s work on digital policy and the digitalisation of politics globally, with an emphasis on trends in Africa. In addition to hosting the new journal Digital Policy Studies, we are working towards devising and pioneering a curriculum on digital policy studies.


An agile Unit representing the best of the Department’s technology-focused contributions by producing empirically informed analysis and fostering collaborative work among promising students and postdocs in the Department of Politics and International Relations.


To study the various Africa-facing aspects of digital policy around the globe through the tools and methods of political science in order to generate theoretical insights and policy interventions where appropriate.


Prof Bhaso Ndzendze – Head of Unit and Researcher (Technology Trade)

Prof Tinuade Ojo – Managing Editor and Researcher (Gender in Digital Policy)

Dr Margaret Monyani (Migration and 4IR)


Agathe Fonkam – Research Associate (Technology Trade)

Nomzamo Gondwe – Research Associate (Financial Technology)

Neo Letswalo – MA candidate and Research Associate (Digital Policy)

Zimkhitha Manyana – PhD candidate, Editorial Assistant and Research Associate (Governance)

David Phiri – PhD candidate and Research Associate (Knowledge Systems)

Johannes Sekgololo – PhD candidate, Editorial Assistant and Research Associate (Cybersecurity)