Teboho Tsietsi

Research Associate


Dr Teboho Tsietsi (née Mosuoe) holds a PhD in Anthropology and a Master’s in Sociology, both from Rhodes University. Her doctoral research explored the implementation of resettlement policies in two cases of large dam-related resettlement, one in Lesotho, in relation to the Mohale Dam of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), and the other in India, in relation to the Chandil Dam of the Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project (SMP) in the State of Jharkhand. Her research explored how the inherent complexities of policy implementation were navigated in these resettlement cases, and what the outcomes were, as reflected on the ground. Prior to her postgraduate studies, Dr Tsietsi worked in Lesotho, where she managed a community development project in a non-profit organisation, and also worked as a social development officer in the Ministry of Social Development. Her research interests lie in the area of Development-induced Displacement and Resettlement.

Research Focus

Land redistribution projects and wider impacts on poverty and inequality in South Africa


  • PhD in Anthropology (Rhodes University).
  • Master of Social Science in Sociology (Rhodes University).
  • Bachelor of Social Work (National University of Lesotho).

Selected Publications