Brics and Economic Development: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Dated Published: July 2018

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke is a business economist, turnaround strategist and independent research consultant. He currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town since the 01 July 2018. He graduated with a PhD in Management Sciences, specialising in Business Administration at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) where he also worked as a lecturer. He obtained his master’s in business administration in 2013 and his Bachelor (Honours) in Management in 2008.

He completed his undergrad qualifications in Business Management with Merit. In that grade he achieved 3 distinctions. Byelongo currently co/supervises Master’s and honours students. His research interests include Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Mineral beneficiation policy interventions, BRICS’s partnership, extractive companies’ management, Waste management, and pedagogy. He has published both nationally and internationally. His learning curiosity took him to several countries in Africa and abroad. Among his achievements, Byelongo completed a diploma in Education with the highest mark in 1996 State Examinations in the DRC. He studied science as a discipline for four years (Lettres modernes) in Bujumbura at high school level. As a motivational speaker, he preaches to the local and international communities.

Byelongo was once employed as an Operations Co supervisor and Health & Safety Officer at the then Eurotrade Metals Africa for three years. He has delivered important (keynote) speeches at political gathering of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS in French acronym) and on Africa Day celebrations organised by the DUT. He also participated in international summits such as the World Conference Against Racism and the World Conference for Sustainable Development. With over 14 years of experience as an educator, he worked as a web journalist for the MiningIR during the 2019 Mining Indaba the outcome of which gave birth to +- 10 eNews articles. He has two books under his name and a variety of other publications.

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