​Prof Sarah Howie​

Director: Africa Centre for Scholarship

Sarah Howie is the Director at the Africa Centre for Scholarship, She has considerable international research experience including serving as national coordinator of a number of international studies in education and serving on international committees to design and implement international education research. She studied at Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town, Witwatersrand (Masters) and her PhD at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Her field of expertise lies in large-scale international education assessment research as well as research methodology.

She has supervised to completion about 40 postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels with most being doctoral students. She has led almost 80 research projects with several being multi-disciplinary, large-scale and international projects. Amongst others, she is the Deputy-Chair of the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and serves on a number of national and international editorial boards including the Oxford Review of Education. Amongst a number of awards, her doctoral work on the TIMSS 1999 won the National Science and Technology Forum’s prestigious prize for Most Innovative Research 2003.

Email: sarahhowie@sun.ac.za

Tel: +27 21 808 9032

Ms Corina du Toit

Programme Manager: African Doctoral Academy

Corina is responsible for managing the ADA and compiling the programme presented at the yearly Summer and Winter Schools, and takes great care in finding experts in their field to take part in the Schools. Her responsibilities extend also to Joint Doctoral School presented to date in Uganda, Malawi and Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya, providing a presence across Africa. She dedicates a great deal of energy to sourcing and selecting partners and empowerment programmes to integrate into the ADA, examples of which are the African Woman in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) programme and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) programme, as well as serving as a co-director for the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) through the South African National Research Foundation.

Email: corina​@sun.ac.za 
Tel: +27 21 808 9057

Ms Amalsha Galhenage

Programme Coordinator: African Doctoral Academy

Amalsha is not an unfamiliar face at the ADA, having previously been an intern for the ADA in 2017. She looks forward to coordinating the ADA Doctoral Schools as well as meeting the many differet delegates from Africa and the world.

Email: adaschool@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 808 9057​

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Mr Brian Mandigora

Intern: African D​​octoral Academy

Brian Mandigora is currently working on his PhD in the Department of Forestry and Wood Science. His research seeks to develop climate-sensitive empirical models that characterise growth and product quality in South African Eucalyptus plantation forests. Brian is interested in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research, as well as research collaborations. He started as the ADA Intern in April 2021. ​ 

Email: adainfo@sun.ac.za

Tel: +27 21 808 9516