Ms Phindile Gumede
An alumae of St Augustine College, Phindile joined our team as an Associate Lecturer in History in January 2016.
Phindile was born in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg in the year South Africa was transitioning into democracy. She then moved to Soweto where she spent most of her schooling life. Besides her childish aspirations, she had always had a passion for teaching. After matriculating, she enrolled at St Augustine College of South Africa in 2012 and graduated three years later in 2015. In 2015, she also became part of the honours programme in History at the University of Johannesburg and was trained and qualified as a tutor for the undergraduates. It was then that the teaching interest was further ignited.
In 2013, she was an intern at Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung, Johannesburg Offices. Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a German political foundation. The aim of the foundation is the promotion of democracy, good governance and the rule of law. She conducted a research article on the electoral processes and the 2014 South African general elections. The article was co-published on the foundation’s webpage.
In her honours year, her research paper was on the history of welfare provision in South Africa: African urbanisation and responses of the state and white missionaries, including the role of the state and the churches in welfare provision and lastly the initiatives of the Ekutuleni mission in Sophiatown to African women and children from the 1930s.
Bachelors of Arts in Humanities (St Augustine College of South Africa, 2014)
MA in Historical Studies (University of Johannesburg, in progress)
Work in progress (2016)
Black Feminism in South Africa: Attitudes and conceptions of the movement by ordinary South African women
- History 1A: 15HIS1AA1 (15HIS1A11-HISEX1A - THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL VILLAGE FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT)
- History 1B: 15HIS1B21 (15HIS1BB1-HISEX1B - HISTORICAL STUDIES 1B)