Ebrahim Fakir

Senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies

Ebrahim is a senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies. An astute political analyst, his lateral mind and easy-going, yet engaging, style make him a popular pundit for radio, television and print.

Ebrahim has a solid base that informs his analysis: in addition to his work at the Centre for Policy Studies -where he focuses on political and policy analysis and writes broadly on subjects ranging from democracy and governance to culture, economy and society- he is part of a research group at the Institute of Development Studies, Centre for the Future State at the University of Sussex. Ebrahim has worked as a researcher at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, where he was contributing editor to – Politics SA, the institute’s electronic journal. He also spent two years early in his career at Parliament’s legislation and oversight division, before which he tutored English literature at the University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal).

He regularly briefs civil society organisations, political parties, embassies and high commissions, as well as domestic and international agencies. Ebrahim, who has an unusually good dress sense for someone in his sector, has a postgraduate degree in English literature from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lunch Spot: Piccola Prima Donna, Norwood; Taj Palace, Fordsburg