Sandile Ngcamphalala

Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT)

Unit & faculty: Climate Systems Analysis Group, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, Faculty of Science

Research field: Water policy evaluation

Supervisors: Dr Olivier Crespo, UCT (main supervisor); Prof Johann Louw, Department of Psychology, UCT (co-supervisor)



Sandile grew up in Swaziland, then moved to South Africa to complete high school and his undergraduate training in agriculture at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2008, he received the African Land and Food Fellowship to pursue an MSc in International Rural Development at the Royal Agricultural University in the UK. In 2013, he completed a Master’s in Public Policy Management at Wits University, over which he investigated networked institutional policy for the governance of urban food systems. His interests shifted to policy performance management, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods (2015) at Stellenbosch University. He recently completed an online programme in Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning, Management and Governance with Canada’s McGill University.  His PhD at UCT focuses on policy monitoring and evaluation, towards improved policy performance in the face of uncertainty. Sandile is a sports enthusiast passionate about football and golf, as well as African and European tourism, history and art.