Dr. Desire Chiwandire on Disability inclusion in education and the labour market in South Africa

We speak to Dr Desire Chiwandire who is going to take us through the subject of disability inclusion.

Our guest, Dr. Desire Chiwandire affectionately known as Dr Des.

Des Chiwandire is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (Cri SHET) at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). He holds a PhD in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University where he also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Critical Disability Studies and Political Studies. His doctoral thesis focused on Ubuntu and the social inclusion of students with disabilities at South African universities and has also published his academic work in refereed journals and as book chapters. His research interests broadly focus on Disability Politics specifically the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and disability in South African educational and workplace environments. His most recent co-edited book is titled Making the Circle Bigger: South African Higher Education, Social Justice and Students with Disabilities (UNISA Press, forthcoming 2021).

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Chiwandire on our platform.

This interview was conducted on the Young Aspirations Facebook Page - Link: https://www.facebook.com/Young-Aspirations-with-Fredy-Mashate-107574524375486/

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