Mcebisi Ndletyana is the head of Political Economy Faculty at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA). Before joining MISTRA, Dr Ndletyana held research positions at various institutions including the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) at Doornfontein and at the Steve Biko Foundation in Braamfontein. Dr Ndletyana has also held lecturing positions at the Marrymount College (New York) and the City University of New York’s Hunter College. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr Ndletyana’s academic and research interests include the history of African Intellectualism, memory and identity, nationalism and electoral politics.