Doctoral Candidate

MPhil Sociology: Development Studies Specialization
BA Honours: English Literature
BSc: Information Technology


Broadly, my work focuses on African intellectual and political responses to colonialism. My current work explores the birth of proto-nationalist political ideologies and the rise of new forms of African political and intellectual practice emerging between 1860-1910 in South Africa.

Master's Title:

The Sociological imagination of S.E.K. Mqhayi: Towards an African Sociology

Selected Publications

de Wet, J. P., & Schoots, J. (2016). “The learning organisation: conditions of possibility in a feminist NGO.” Development in Practice, 26(1), 64-76.