Goitse Manthata is a doctoral candidate and researcher with the African Centre for Migration and Society. Prior to joining the Centre, she worked with Doctors Without Boarders on a Stop Stockouts Project as a Data Manager from January 2015 – December 2015. Before her work with Doctors Without Boarders, she worked with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) on a Sex Workers Project as a Research Assistant from October 2011 – December 2014.
In 2013 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Demography and Population studies from Wits University. Shaped by her work experience and qualifications, her research interests are in urban health with a specific focus on HIV and TB prevalence.
Her proposed PhD topic titled ‘Health and Well-being at the Urban Periphery: a case study of Durban Deep (Johannesburg)’ explores three main themes which are: (1) urban health in the city of Johannesburg, (2) the urban periphery and living conditions in informal settlements, and (3) livelihood strategies among the urban poor living in peripheral informal settings. In line with exploring these themes, the role that government plays is central to her research, in particular the role of local government.
One of the key features of the broader maHp is to “explore (and evaluate) ways to generate and communicate knowledge”. In an effort to build skills within the team and start some of the conversations around how and why researchers should be engaged in research communication, three maHp researchers and PhD candidates signed up for the ‘Science Communication: trends, challenges and innovations’ online course.Read more
On 28 October 2016, maHp team members, Thea de Gruchy, Zaheera Jinnah, and Goitse Manthata, participated in an international symposium titled ‘Intersectionality and Migration’ at Carleton University.Read more