Brilliant MhlangaBrilliant Mhlanga PhD



Occupational Information

Job Title: Lecturer

Professional History

Brilliant Mhlanga PhD is a lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and a Research Fellow with W. K. Kellogg Foundation. He has also spent time at the Legon Centre for International Affairs at the University of Ghana.  Brilliant is an academic and a human rights activist from Zimbabwe. His activities in human rights and politics date back to the University of Zimbabwe, where he was a Student Leader in the late 90s. It was also at the height of his student leadership days that he began to be active in the civil society movement of Zimbabwe; a mantle he has since carried to this day.

Brilliant has worked and held various positions with organizations in the Zimbabwean civil society in the past six years, including Secretary of the Board for the Bulawayo Agenda, and the Human Rights Chair of the National Constitutional Assembly task force. He also writes with the independent media in and outside Zimbabwe. These media institutions include;, The Standard, and Independent Newspapers.


Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Zimbabwe
BSc Honours in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe
Master of Arts in Culture, Communication and Media Studies, from the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal and Oslo, Norway


2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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