Academic fellows at ACI-SA support teaching, research and design programmes intended to engage leaders and entrepreneurs in community based enterprises.
Most academic fellows hold full-time positions in various public higher education institutions of South Africa and elsewhere in the continent of Africa. The institute provides them a platform to work together and enhance their community engagement profile by associating with the institute.

Mrs Olga Kgame


Associate Cooperative Leader: Founder of Bumbisizwe Coop. LTD


Trainer in Garment Production, Arts & Fashion | Industry Accreditation in Sewing & Production


Ms Sebonkile Thaba

Associate Co-Lead: ACI-SA Cooperative Chairperson

Full Time Lecturer at the University of JHB

MTech. BTech., & NDip.

Dr Tebogo Mashifana


Associate Advisory Board Convener


Full Time Senior Lecturer University of JHB | PhD., PGDHE., MTech., BTech. & N.Dip.

Mr Katleho Ralehoko


Associate Co-Lead: Stakeholder Engagement & Operations

Full-time Officer at NRF (SA) | PGDip - Candidate, MTech., BTech., &  NDip.


Mr Lawrance Seseni

Associate: Entrepreneurship Development


Full Time Lecturer at the University of JHB | MTech. BTech.,NDip. & Paramedic Studies (SA)

Dr Julia Modise


Associate Advisory Board Member: Research


Researcher on Women Cooperatives | M.A Soc. Sci, BA Hons & BA

Ms Amogelang Setshedi


Associate Training Facilitator: Entrepreneurship


Lib. Tutor University of Johannesburg

Cert. Wholesale & Retail, BTech., & NDip

Mr Basanda Nondlazi


Associate Research Lead

Research Associate - CSIR South Africa | MSc., BScHons., BTech. & N.Dip.

Mr Masonwabe Fuma


Part-time Associate Assistant for Communication


BTech. & NDip.


Mr Sizwe Mkwanazi


Associate Co-Lead: Training & Cooperative Enterprise Projects

MSc., MTech. (Cum Laude), PGDip., BTech., & NDip.


Mr Zenzele Mabokwe


Associate Founding Director


Hons & B.Ed

Mr Felix Mwadiwa


Associate Training Facilitator: Public Relations


Full Time Lecturer - Vaal Uni. of Technology | MTech., PGDHE., BTech., & NDip.

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