Miss Dimakatso Machetele
PhD Candidate, UJ
I am a PhD candidate in Geography and hold an MSc degree in Geography. Masters dissertation is tilted: Formulation and test of a model to explain the complexity of road accident events in South Africa. The aim of the research was to propose a model that can be used by road safety stakeholders to better understand the complexity of road accidents with the hopes of strengthening South Africa's road safety policies to curb the high numbers of road injuries and fatalities. I was invited for an interview on Power FM to unpack more on my Masters’ research, podcast link: https://omny.fm/shows/powertalk-archive/the-knowledge-bank-formulation-and-test-of-a-model. I also got an invitation to present my Masters’ research at the ICSRS 2021: 23rd International Conference on School Road Safety held in Cape Town. The link to my first research article is: https://doi.org/10.3389/ffutr.2021.760640. I was selected in the Top 15% for Geography by the Golden Key International Society. I am also a BWIS (Black Women in Science) fellow. I am a registered Candidate Natural Scientist with SACNASP (124557) in the Environmental Science field. I was selected as one of the Top 30 delegates for the Lead SA and GIBS Future Leaders workshop in 2014, and in 2018 I was in the Top 20 One Day Leader reality television programme on SABC 1. I completed the 94.7 Cycle Challenge in 2012, and the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in 2013. I was a regional and final judge for the Sasol Solar Challenge Expo (primary and high school competition) in 2022.