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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Associate Lecturer in the Department of History and Political Studies at Nelson Mandela University Dikeledi Mokoena, was elected as the new Treasurer of the African Association of Political Science at its recent conference.

Dikeledi was elected unopposed as the youngest of the seven member executive that will lead the recently revived continental body until its next elective conference.

Mokoena joined Nelson Mandela University in January 2020 as an associate lecturer.

The African Association for Political Science (AAPS) was launched in Dar es Salaam in 1974 as the premier platform for discussing the state of African politics, governance, the state, economy and society. 

The Association became dormant in 2014 and was revived at its 2021 conference. The “new” association will draw in national associations, national departments in political science and related fields and individual scholars including emerging scholars from the continent and in the African diaspora. They also hope to revive the iconic African Journal of Political Science as an open-access online journal. 

Contact information
Prof Ntsikelelo Breakfast
Head of Department
Tel: 0415044258