The Johannesburg office serves as a hub for research, student and faculty programming, and institutional collaboration in the heart of South Africa.
Advancing Research and Programming Across Africa
Harvard University’s Center for African Studies (CAS) promotes the broadening of knowledge about Africa and African perspectives. CAS works collaboratively to create opportunities for research, education, and partnership on the continent and around the world. The Johannesburg office is the Center’s flagship office on the continent, enabling CAS and Harvard to further support intellectual and programmatic needs related to Africa.
Lerato Motaung, project manager of the Johannesburg office, works closely with the CAS faculty director, Emmanuel Akyeampong, and executive director, Sue Cook, to guide the office's programming and build on the CAS mission to create and disseminate knowledge about Africa and African perspectives.
Specifically, the Johannesburg office serves as a regional hub for:
- University-wide inter-faculty research in areas such as language study, development, law and policy, public health, and more
- Study abroad programming
- Workshops, seminars, and conferences spanning a variety of disciplines
- Local educational outreach and partnership, including the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP)
- University, institutional, and governmental collaboration
- Engagement with Harvard University Alumni in South Africa and across Africa
Harvard Global Services in South Africa
This project operates under our local entity, Harvard Global Research Support Centre South Africa NPC. As a nonprofit company, we’re able to support a variety of activities and services across South Africa.
- Acquiring a shelf company in order to establish a legal presence
- Assisting in recruitment efforts for the office staff
- Tracking and staying compliant with South Africa's regulations