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Guest Speaker: 

Prof. Tinyiko Maluleke

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke is a leading and internationally-recognised researcher in his field, specialising in religion and politics as well as black and African theologies.

Effective from January 2018, the South African National Research Foundation has awarded him a B1 rating as a researcher –  that is, an internationally acclaimed researcher in his field.. Prof Maluleke is an elected member of the Academy of Science for South Africa.

He is a professor of theology at the University of Pretoria, and from April 2018, he became a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Scholarship of the University.

Previously, he has served at the following universities: University of South Africa (where he was also the Executive Director: Research, Deputy Executive Dean and Dean of Faculty), University of Kwazulu-Natal (where he was Associate Professor), and the University of Johannesburg (where he was Deputy Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation, Advancement and Student Affairs). 

As part of his service to the broader society and as an advocate for science in society, Prof Maluleke is a member of the board of an student-funding NGO called “Get Me to Graduation” and a member of the board of the National Research Foundation of South Africa. For the years 2016 and 2017, he served as a judge in the non-fiction segment, called the Alan Paton Award, of South Africa’s premier annual literary prize, the Sunday Times National Prize for Literature. He has also served as a  judge in the MTN National Annual Radio Awards in the years 2013 and 2014. Prof Maluleke is a regular contributor of opinion pieces on various social and political issues in the mainstream media. 



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