Pierre Brouard

Pierre Brouard is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender (CSA&G) at the University of Pretoria and a registered Clinical Psychologist. He has worked in HIV since the mid 1980’s and at the Centre since 2001 as a manager, researcher, writer, facilitator and teacher. His interests include sexualities, gender, diversity, transformation and human rights.

He has written a number of opinion pieces on aspects of HIV and AIDS, worked with media AIDS projects in South Africa and contributed to a booklet on healthy sexualities for Soul City. Selected publications have covered: Research challenges around gender, same-sex sexuality and HIV/AIDS in South Africa; Constructions of masculinity among a group of South Africa men living with HIV/AIDS; Equality and Sexual orientation in South Africa 2009 – 2011; and Institutional integrity in the tertiary sector; and Sugar daddies, sugar mummies, sugar babies and HIV in contemporary South Africa.

Pierre is an external examiner for MA theses, a peer reviewer for a number of journals and he sits on the board of the Human Rights Development Initiative and is a member of the Executive of the Sexuality and Gender Division of the Psychological Society of South Africa as well as the Transformation Committee of the Humanities Faculty of the University of Pretoria.

Dr. Ruth-murambadoro

Ruth Murambadoro

Ruth Murambadoro is a Researcher and Project Administrator at the Centre for Sexualities, Aids & Gender (CSA &G) and Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), University of Pretoria.

She is a board member of the African Studies Association (ASA). Ruth has served as a lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She is a three-time recipient of the Next-Generation of Social Science Researchers in Africa Doctoral Fellowship and her other academic accolades include the ASA Presidential Fellowship Award (2015), third runner on the Africa Thesis Award competition (2015) and the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (2017). Her work focuses on transitional justice, tradition-based justice practices, social justice, transboundary communities, governance, democracy, peacebuilding and gender. Some of her work has been published in the African Journal for Conflict Resolution (AJCR), the Strategic Review of Southern Africa (SRSA), the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Kujenga Amani and Research Matters.


Tinashe Mawere

Tinashe Mawere joined CSA&G and the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at UP as a Postdoctoral Researcher in May 2017. Tinashe holds a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Western Cape, an MA in African and Diaspora Literature in English and a BA Honours in English and Communication from Midlands State University.

His research interests include identity constructions, gender, sexualities, and the workings of popular culture in political and social contexts. He is a former Doctoral Fellow in the Programme on the Study of the Humanities in Africa (PSHA) at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR), UWC. Tinashe has worked as a Writing Consultant at the UWC Writing Centre and did part-time lecturing on Academic Literacies, Language and Communication at UWC and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). In 2008, he taught Communication Skills and English as a Foreign Language at Midlands State University (MSU), Zimbabwe. Tinashe holds a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies (UWC), an MA in African and Diasporan Literature in English and a BA Honors in English and Communication from (MSU).


Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga

Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga joined the CSA&G team in September 2017 as a Researcher and Project Manager. He has a multidisciplinary background including in Law, Human Rights, Political Science and Critical Theory.

Holding a Doctoral Degree in Law from the University of Pretoria with focus on emergency regimes in contemporary democracies, he has over the years, developed a sound expertise in various fields including Gender Analysis, Policy Design, Project Management, Leadership, Governance, Security and Migration. His works revolve around the social and human conditions and question the existing global and regional systems of governance and policies as well as their effects on gender and social justice, human rights and the rule of law. Dr Kamdem is a facilitator and guest lecturer at the Department of Jurisprudence and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Sworn Translator and Commissioner of Oaths at the High Court of South Africa.