Zimbabwe & University of the Witwatersrand, 2018
Bhekumuzi Bhebhe has recently completed his Master’s Degree in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand where he currently tutors International Political Economy. His Master’s research work allowed him the opportunity to be a recipient of the Emancipatory Future Studies Award in the Anthropocene project at the University of Witwatersrand. The program has enabled him to pursue a PhD while being part of an inter-disciplinary research group focusing on alternatives with regards to climate change.
Bhekumuzi’s goals for Africa are to combat the hunger crisis by providing research on sustainable systems for the survival of man-kind. His vision is to create future pathways through systemic change that will break the social injustices that have marred Africa's development.
Furthermore, in 2019, he was invited to be a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations System which is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation.
What Bhekumuzi loves the most about being African and something that rarely gets recognized is that we are motivated. Africans have the courage to think differently and explore beyond our deepest imagination. The odds may be stacked against us but Africans still find a way to achieve. He describes himself as a normal person who has lived a normal life in a world that persistently refuses to be normal.