Mhlongo - Political Scientist - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Mthandeni Mhlongo

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa


Political Scientist


1) I have knowledge of laws, government regulations and democratic political process. Clear understanding of
english Language: knowledge of the structure and content of the english language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

2) Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

3) Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Work History

Business Development Manager


From March 2013

This is my current job, we are a company that do market research, provide business intelligence and organise mining conferences. I am responsible for sponsorships and invitations

Matching: Data Capturing Supervisor

Statistics South Africa

April 2012 - September 2012

Working on Post Enumeration Survey which was an office based work looking at the scope of the coverage of census to determine how far or less census covered households in the main census. It matched all the questionnaires in PES with those from Census in the same enumeration areas meaning had they tallied census would have been 100% coverage.

Data Processor

Department of Defence Military Veterans

October 2012 - December 2012

Responsible for capturing collected data of all military veterans in the country. This included verifying whether all documents were included in order for the defense department to prepare payments of pensions to veterans and due compensations to qualifyting members.

Fieldwork Coordinator

Statistics South Africa

July 2011 - March 2012

This is the actual main census, I was now responsible for over thirty member team that was collecting data from households around Manzimtoti in Durban.

Fieldwork Coordinator

Statistics South Africa

July 2010 - February 2011

Supervising Census 2011 Dress-Rehearsal 25 member team responsible for collecting data from sampled households.

Field Work Coordinator 2009, 2010 and 2011

Statistics South Africa

August 2009 - November 2009

Supervising a 25 member team responsible for Census Pilot 2011 collecting data from households that were sampled


Health Systems Trust

March 2007 - September 2007

Collect data by administering questionnaire installed in the mobile researcher for the senior researcher

Assistant Researcher

Human Sciences Research Council and Africa Centre for Population Studies

September 2007 - September 2008

Collect data on fatherhood project: mainly from active fathers trying to understand their feelings as fathers and why they do what they do and how it makes feel to be part of their children's lives

Procurement Clerk-Internship

Natalspruit Hospital

January 2006 - August 2006

Was responsible for buying medical stock and receive stock using medicom, stock taking and issuing of medical stock to pharmacy assistants

Passenger Administration Officer

South African Revenue Service Customs

January 2003 - January 2005

Passenger Assessment Officer


January 2003 - January 2005

Collect and bring to account all revenue due to the state including border enforcement on prohibited and restricted goods

Political Science Tutor

University Of Natal

February 2001 - August 2002

Turoring political science and responsible for marking and scoring tutorial assignments for duly performed certificate

Assistant Researcher

Community Internship and Development Centre

March 1999 - December 2001

It was a student empowerment NGO doing baseline research for different organisations. I want as an Assistant Researcher


Department of Education and Culture

February 1994 - January 1995

Teaching Maths and General Science

Census monitor

Statistics South Africa, Census Monitor

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Arts

University of Natal

Bachelor of Arts Honours

University of Natal

Bachelor of Arts

University of Natal

Nokhalela High School


University of Natal

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