Fellows & Grantees

Fikile Masikane

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019
Project Title
Understanding work and rest: an African Perspective
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
University of the Witwatersrand


Fikile Masikane is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, at the University of the Witwatersrand. She focuses on South Africa’s understanding of waged work in relation to black liberation post-1994. She uses the concept and practice of the Sabbath rest from “iBandla namaNazaretha”, an African Initiated Church as an alternative way of understanding what work is and ultimately what rest should be. She has worked as a researcher for various organizations namely the South African Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Urban Planning in Sheffield, UK. Her most recent work was with Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s book “The Land is Ours” and continues to offer assistance in the upcoming project that he is working on.