Max Sisulu

Max Sisulu

Visiting Research Fellow, Member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee

Max Sisulu is currently a visiting research fellow, with the Wits school of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, and has enrolled to do a PHD program with the university.

Sisulu has been actively involved in the Oliver Tambo debate series, since 2013 when he joined Wits university.

He is the former speaker of the national Parliament, having served in the third Parliament from 2009-2014. Prior to that, in 1994 he served as chairperson of the Parliamentary committee on the Reconstruction and development (RDP). In 1996 he was appointed chief whip of the majority party in Parliament, the ANC.

Sisulu, a trained and qualified economist, was for many years the head of the ANC Department of Economic Affairs (DEP) and was the ANC’ spokesperson on Economic matters.

He holds a Master’s degree in political science from Harvard university (USA) and a Master’s degree in political economy from Plekhanov University in Moscow, Russia. Sisulu also did one-year research fellowship research with the University of Amsterdam in Holland, on the electronics sector of the manufacturing industry of the in South African economy.

Sisulu is a long standing member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee.