Bakang Ntshingane is a writer and Political Analyst with interests in Southern African politics, Foreign & International Trade Policy, Diplomacy, Presidential leadership and Regional integration.
Bakang graduated with a B.A Political Science from the University of Botswana and is currently a Masters in Economics and International Trade candidate at Chonbuk National University in South Korea.
His research focuses on International Development, International Trade policy, economic/ commercial diplomacy for small states, investment & export promotion and trade agreements.
Prior to his postgraduate studies he had a short stint working for an American international development agency providing assistance with Research & Strategic Communications to executive staff. Furthermore he’s an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)- Regional Leadership Center of Southern Africa under the Civic Leadership track.
In addition to his academic interests, Bakang has contributed to different online and print publications such as Huffington Post South Africa, Mmegi Botswana, Sunday Standard Botswana and InBusiness Magazine Botswana, among others.
The Politist is a platform for providing analytic articles on politics, trade and foreign policy analysis with a regional focus on Southern Africa and South-East Asia.