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Friday, February 18, 2011

Fiona Tregenna - A New Face for the South African Communist Party

Last year, the South African Communist Party co-opted several fresh faces onto its Central Committee.

Fiona Tregenna
One to watch is Fiona Tregenna, a  University of Johannesburg economics lecturer.

Fiona Tregenna is currently working on her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Cambridge. She holds degrees from the Universities of Massachusetts (Amherst), Witwatersrand, and Natal. Her main areas of interest are macroeconomics and political economy. She worked for the Congress of South African Trade Unions  as well as previously for its research institute, the National Labor and Economic Development Institute, doing research, policy, and political work. She has also taught courses at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Massachusetts. Ms. Tregenna has published various working papers, book chapters, articles, and policy documents.

Will Tregenna become a future African National Congress Member of Parliament,  high ranking South African government official, or international  bureaucrat? Almost certainly.


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