Dr Somadoda Fikeni is a South African consultant at the Human Sciences Research Council, director of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation and chairman of the Council of the Walter Sisulu University.
From 2004 to 2008, Dr Somadoda Fikeni was COO of the National Heritage Council. An academic, community development activist and political analyst, Dr Fikeni is now focused on research. He has a PhD from Michigan, an MA from Queen’s in Canada and a BA (Hons) from the University of Transkei. He will present a paper on “The Unintended Consequences of Africa’s wave of Multi-Party Democracy”.