Mr Olwethu Deliwe
Research Assistant

Olwethu Deliwe is a Research Assistant in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET). He is a liaising partner in the collaborative work between CriSHET and Nelson Mandela University’s Universal Accessibility and Disability Services (UADS).

He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree (majoring in Psychology) from the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has a Bachelor of Social Science in Clinical Work, specializing in Substance Abuse from UCT. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in clinical social work programme at Nelson Mandela University, focusing on the “resilience of social workers that are working within the health care system in the Nelson Mandela Metropole South Africa. His research interests are in mental health, disabilities, and previously disadvantaged communities.

Olwethu has been practicing as a Social Worker for different Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) and public hospitals in Cape Town. He joined Nelson Mandela University in 2019 as a part-time assistant lecturer (facilitating and supervising first to third year modules) in the Department of Social Development Professions. He also worked as an interim coordinator and manager for UADS.