Political Analyst and Author of “Ramaphosa’s Turn”
Ralph holds a Masters in Political Science from Wits University. He is currently studying towards his PhD in Political Science with the New School for Social Research. He also holds a certificate in Project Appraisal and Risk Analysis.
Ralph worked as a Political Researcher with the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), has been a part of the team that drafted South Africa‘s Self Assessment Report as part of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), has worked at Economic Development Growth and Equity (EDGE) , as well as a Lecturer at University of Western Cape. He has also worked at National Treasury (Ministry of Finance) in the Budget Office. While at Treasury, Ralph was instrumental in drafting and developing Budget formats to ensure efficiency, value for money and proper reporting systems.
Ralph has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and magazines on public participation and democratisation. He has developed some of the conceptual work on participatory democracy in South Africa and continues to work on the subject. Ralph continues to contribute opinion article to different newspapers in South Africa.
Ralph is the founding partner of Clear Content which is a 100% black owned research and consulting company. The vision of the company is to deliver reflective research aimed at addressing social, political and economic challenges confronted in our societies. With extensive background in research, Clear Content is well positioned to address pertinent questions relating to political consolidation; social cohesion; risk analysis. Our ability to carry out research work among communities living in rural outskirts gives us an opportunity to develop a comprehensive picture and work towards viable long lasting solutions.