Darlington Sibanda

Darlington holds a PHD in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape. He also holds a Master’s and Honours degrees in Development studies (University of the Western Cape) and a BA degree (University of the Zimbabwe). He is both a researcher and an educator. His PHD research focused on Urban Land Tenure and Tenancy in South Africa. Other research interests are: governance; social policy; poverty and inequality; urbanisation, water and sanitation services; social protests. He is an alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service and African Centres of Excellence member. He was a member of the task team which contributed to the Institute of Ecological Civilizations’ ‘Cities Facing Escalating Water Shortages Position Paper’ in the W12 Framework: Supporting Collaboration Among Cities for Water Security. Darlington previously worked on Water Research Commission of South Africa-funded projects titled; Land Tenure and Water Services Delivery in South Africa and Social Protests and Services Delivery. He has also worked with youth on a couple of environmental projects such as South Africa Institute of International Affairs and City of Cape Town’s SMART LIVING.