Kelebogile joined SERI in August 2017 as a researcher. She holds a BA Honours degree and a Masters by Research degree, both in Political Studies. Both degrees were conferred by the University of the Witwatersrand. Her Masters research was based on domestic workers’ engagement with everyday life, their social networks and the building of their political subjectivities.
Kelebogile is interested in the discourses on development and community building, gender equality and the role of youth as protagonists of change.
- Thato Masiangoako, Kelebogile Khunou and Alana Potter (2022) "Fighting for water in South Africa: public participation, water rights claiming and strengthening governance", H2Open Journal, Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 98-114.
- Lisa Chamberlain and Kelebogile Khunou (2021) "Realising the right of access to water for people living on farms: The impact of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court decision in Mshengu v uMsunduzi Local Municipality", African Human Rights Law Journal, Volume 21 Number 1, pp. 573-609.
- Khunou, K and Potter, A, “Turning Off the Tap: Discontinuing Universal Access to Free Basic Water in the City of Johannesburg”, Working Paper No. 3, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), 2018.
- Labour law for domestic workers explained, Amy Tekié and Kelebogile Khunou, Fin24 (10 May 2022).
- Employers should respect women’s rights and provide domestic workers with employment contracts, Kelebogile Khunou and Amy Tekié, Mail & Guardian (31 August 2021).
- Domestic workers hung out to dry during lockdown, Amy Tekié And Kelebogile Khunou, Business Day (29 April 2020).
- Not much in minimum wage for vulnerable women to celebrate, Amy Tekie and Kelebogile Khunou, Business Day (24 August 2019).
- Domestic work is work too, Kelebogile Khunou and Thulani Nkosi, City Press (14 October 2018).
- Household recycling plan leaves waste pickers fighting for crumbs, Maanda Makwarela and Kelebogile Khunou, Business Day (4 July 2018).
- What employers need to know about domestic workers' employment rights, Kelebogile Khunou, Northcliff Melville Times (2 May 2018)
- City of Joburg's water policy hurts the poor, Alana Potter and Kelebogile Khunou, Business Day (22 March 2018).