Siphethelo Simelane
Siphethelo Simelane
Researcher
“Everyone has an ability to successfully execute every task they are giving, but the strength of everything depends on them believing in themselves and having the attitude that nothing is impossible”

Siphethelo worked at Statistics South Africa as a Survey Statistician Intern from March 2014 where his duties were to assist with the recommendation of appropriate survey methodologies and the design of questionnaires. He assisted in analysing data towards the publication of statistical releases, the production of thematic reports and research papers.

He joined CEGAA in November 2015 as a Researcher where his responsibilities are mainly the coordination and management of CEGAA’s research activities, budget monitoring and expenditure tracking (BMET) for health, HIV/AIDS and TB. It also includes the provision of capacity building and technical support to clients and partners on BMET.

He obtained his B.Com Economics Degree at University of Zululand, completed both his Honours and Master’s degrees in Economics with University of KwaZulu Natal. His area of interest is public and health economics. In his Master’s Degree he did an interesting thesis titled “Analysis of equity of health care financing in South Africa” which gave an insight on mechanisms used to finance health care in South Africa and to understand whether those methods are just and fair enough to all the citizens regardless of their economic status.