Lungile Penxa

Lungile Penxa

Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), Rhodes University

Lungile Penxa is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Rhodes University since 2018. Lungile previously worked (2016 – 2018) as a Local Government Researcher at the Public Service Accountability Monitor. His work involved doing local government monitoring, research & advocacy (through analysing municipal budgets, strategic plans, expenditure reports, performance management reports, & directly engaging local government stakeholders) to improve local government transparency, accountability, and the use and management of public resources to enhance good governance. During this time, he also worked closely with international, national, & local NGOs on accountability issues. Lungile also worked for the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform in Pretoria in 2012-2013. His work focused on research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Rural Development through Technology. Overall, I am a social researcher with a particular interest in participatory development, local government, small towns development and rural development.