Keaobaka Tsholo is a PhD student at the International Studies Group at the University of Free State. Tsholo was previously a Junior Researcher at the Institute of Pan-African Conversation & Thought at the University of Johannesburg. He is also a freelance researcher and translator. His research interests include governance, apartheid transition, democracy in Africa and liberation movements. He holds a BSoc in Political Science & International Relations (cum laude), Hons in International Relations (research obtained cum laude). Tsholo holds an MA in History with a focus on Bophuthatswana’s participation in the Transitional Negotiation Processes focusing on bantustans and decolonisation from 1990-1994. His PhD study is a continuation of this, looking at the making of Bophuthatswana's economy, the geopolitics of the bantustans, and the transition into the North West Province, 1977-1994.


Tsholo, Keaobaka. 'Do Transitions from Liberation Movement to Political Parties Guarantee Good Governance? The Case of ZANU-PF and the ANC.' Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 45 no. 2 (2021): 12-29.

Tsholo, Keaobaka and Olerato Manyaapelo. 'Why is the Media not holding President Cyril Ramaphosa Accountable?IOL News, 26 July 2022.

Ngobeni, Brilliant and Keaobaka Tsholo 'South Africa's Role in Entrenching Integrated Economies in Africa Compromised' The African (2023).



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