Buntu Siwisa

AboutBuntu Siwisa

Dr Buntu Siwisa obtained his D. Phil. in Politics and International Relations on a Rhodes Scholarship (2006) from the University of Oxford, St. Peter’s College. He obtained his other post-graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.


He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), with research interests in governance and development; conflict analysis, peacebuilding and development in Africa; the role of BRICS in Africa; and non-racial sports liberation history. His publications in these areas have appeared as book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Rugby, Resistance and Politics: How Dan Qeqe Shaped the History of Port Elizabeth, (Jacana Media, Johannesburg, 2022), came out of the ‘African Biographies Project’ run by the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) at UJ.