Community Research and Advocacy Officer
Edward Molopi joined SERI in January 2015 as a community research and advocacy officer. He holds a BA Honours degree in Politics and a Masters degree in Urban Studies, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. His Master’s research was based on eviction struggles in the context of the housing demolitions that took place in Lenasia South in 2012.
Prior to joining SERI Edward worked as a researcher with the Babhuti Research Institute from May to November 2014, where he conducted research on various housing-related issues. He has also worked on a number of community participation and urban change projects.
Edward's research interests lie broadly within the fields of housing and urban politics.
- Upgrade rather than evict, Edward Molopi and S’bu Zikode, The Witness (14 November 2019).
- Constitutional Court says that emergency shelter rules are unconstitutional, Tiffany Ebrahim, Zeenat Sujee and Edward Molopi, Business Day (13 December 2017).
- Residents challenge Joburg’s shelter rules, Edward Molopi and Syabonga Mahlangu, Business Day (1 March 2017).
- Giving land to Philippi residents a first step to redress, Dennis Webster and Edward Molopi, Business Day (6 February 2017).
- When the poor are forced to move: two relocations teach us important lessons, Edward Molopi and Irene de Vos, City Press (5 August 2016).
- A place for the poor? Realising the right to adequate housing in Johannesburg, Lauren Royston, Edward Molopi and Josh Budlender, Daily Maverick (29 July 2016).