Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development

Cosmo Mapitsa

Cosmo Mapitsa (Born 1985) studied Geography and History at the University of Johannesburg, and Law at the Universities of South Africa and Cape Town. He has experience as a researcher across different areas, including local government planning & migration, livelihoods & poverty; and impacts of the implementation of water laws on communities. His current research interests are in the areas of the relationship between the state and religion, and the role of traditional belief systems in sustainable development. 


Curriculum Vitae 

  • 2016-2018 Master of Laws (Public Law) at University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

  • Since 2015 Researcher in the City of Johannesburg Legislature, South Africa.

  • 2015 Bachelor of Laws University of South Africa.

  • 2012-2014 Researcher / Research Associate, Public Affairs Research Institute and Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 2007-2009 Research Assistant/Tutor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 2004-2008 Bachelor of Arts (Geography), BA (Hons) Historical Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.