Siviwe Mhlana is a researcher at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her MA in Social Policy and Labour Studies at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University. Her MA research explored the changing nature of labour-intensive production in post-Apartheid South Africa and the gendered individualisation of risk associated with non-standard, informal and precarious employment. Siviwe also holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Economics Honours from Rhodes University. She has worked as a consultant for organisations such as Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC). Currently, Siviwe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at SOAS University of London. She also serves on the board of the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), is a research associate in the Rhodes University Department of Economics and Economic History and a member of the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU). Her research interests include international development, labour economics, social policy and gender.