Executive Research Director
Dr. Martin Kaggwa
Dr Kaggwa holds a PhD in Technology Management, a Masters of Commerce in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is an accomplished researcher in the interdisciplinary areas of techno-economic analysis and system dynamics policy modelling. Currently he is the Executive Research Director of Sam Tambani Research Institute (SATRI) responsible for the day-to-day operations of the institute. Before joining SATRI, Dr Kaggwa was a Doctoral Fellow at the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University Pretoria and a Senior Lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology. He has been a lead Consultant on a number of research projects on the African continent in the fields of investment and employment, trade and industrial policy, competitiveness, technology policy and renewable energies. He has authored a number of policy-oriented technical reports, scholarly articles in peer and non- peer reviewed journals, chapters of books, and policy briefs..
Personal Assistant To the Research Director
Ms Lerato Mathibedi holds a BTech in Human Resource Management from the Tshwane University of Technology and certificates in Project Management and Public Relations from UNISA and a Toastmaster’s certificate in Public Speaking. She is a member of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM). She has previously worked as a Research Assistant and Tutor at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), a Secretary to the Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services, and at Human Resource Management (HRM) Intern at the Independent Development Trust (IDP). She is the Personal Assistant to the Executive Research Director of SATRI.
Ms Pulane Mafoea holds a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Kwazulu Natal, and a Post- Graduate Certificate in Economics and Development Policy from the Witwatersrand University. She has experience in design and project management of survey research as well as undertaking in-depth qualitative research. Previously, Ms Mafoea worked with the Mvula Trust, an organisation specialising in Water and Sanitation regulatory impact assessments; and with Ditsela Workers Education Institute where she was a coordinator of research. She has vast experience in facilitation and development of M&E tools in developmental programmes. She is now a Research Specialist at SATRI. Her roles includes undertaking research that has a bearing on the welfare of workers and workers communities especially in the mining, energy and construction sectors of Southern Africa.
Tankiso Pitso holds a Master of International Business (MIB) qualification from Monash University, a BA in Political Science and Industrial Sociology, a Bcom (Hons) in Development Theory and Policy PG Certificate in Project and Construction Management from Witwatersrand University. Previous Mr Pitso worked as a Research Assistant at ANC Policy Institute and an Office Assistant at the NUM International Desk. Tankiso Pitso is a Research Associate at SATRI his duties include writing discussion papers, secondary data collection, field research, critical evaluation of scientific literature, and research data analysis. He is also the Chairperson of JB Marks Alumni.
SATRI Board Members