Rekgotsofetse Chikane is the author of “Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation: The Politics Behind the #MustFall Movements”.
He currently works as a Lecturer of Public Policy at the University of Witwatersrand. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, having completed his Master in Public Policy degree in 2017 and is currently completing his Masters in Management at the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Governance with a focus on Decolonial development and complexity economics. He is a Mandela-Rhodes Scholar (2015), a recipient of the Mandela-Washington Fellowship (2016), Obama African Leader for 2019 and a South Africa Washington International Programme alumn and Board Member.
He was recognised as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2016) and is the former national president of InkuluFreeheid. He was a part of the both the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements in South Africa that demanded various social and economic reforms within the Higher Education system of the country such as decolonising the curriculum, free decolonial education, transforming spaces to be more inclusive etc.