Public personality, pundit, analyst, and author Brutus Malada is well-known for his work in all of these fields. He has over 15 years of job experience, some of which was gained when he was employed in international organizations.
The United Nations Education and Research Organization honored Brutus with a coveted research scholarship.
I was a fellow at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and I spent the entirety of my time there working in the office of the Director General at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. I was also mentored by the person in charge of the organization’s Internal Oversight Services.
His work experience with international institutions includes serving as a project manager for the education portfolio at the European Union Delegation to South Africa. In this capacity, he offered both technical and financial support to the South African Higher Education Sector. He also has previous experience working for other international organizations. During the time that he worked for the EU, he was in charge of overseeing a scholarship program known as the Erasmus Mundus. This program made it possible for hundreds of students from South Africa, including students from Univen, to further their educations in other countries.
His research and academic expertise includes working with prestigious organizations such as the National Research Foundation, the Human Sciences Research Council, and the Centre for Education Policy Development, in addition to the University of the Western Cape (UWC). During the height of the #FeesMustFall campaign, Brutus worked as an adviser and speech writer for the Vice-Chancellor of UWC, Professor Tyrone Pretorius. In this function, he was present at the institution. Prior to this, he worked as a speech writer for Mr. Yunus Carim, who was serving at the time as the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The University of Venda is where Brutus Malada received his education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in 2001. When he was a student at Univen, he was elected to the Student Representative Council and served in that capacity throughout his time there. Brutus attended the University of Johannesburg and graduated with a Master of Education degree.
Brutus is a prolific writer who has published articles in academic journals and chapters in books. In addition, he has contributed as a guest columnist for some of South Africa’s most prominent national newspapers, such as the Sowetan, City Press, Star, and Sunday Independent. He appears as a pundit on a regular basis on both television and a number of radio stations.
The University of Venda stands to gain immeasurably from the election of Brutus Malada to the position of President of the Convocation as a result of his extensive network among research and academic institutions, funding agencies, and several public platforms to which he has access, as well as from his wealth of experience in both higher education and governance.
Malada is prepared to raise the banner of his alma mater, the University of Venda, as well as the school’s name, since he is a graduate of the institution and is thus an ambassador for it.
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