Gerbrandt van Heerden

Gerbrandt van Heerden is the Deputy Head of Research at the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA). One of his key tasks is to oversee the production process of the CRA’s Macro Review – a monthly report which provides a deep-dive analysis of the major trends shaping South Africa. These reports have allowed him to build extensive knowledge of the socio-economic situation in the country. He temporarily served as a lecturer for the North-West University (NWU) and volunteered for six months as a radio presenter at GaySA Radio – Africa’s first LGBT+ radio station. Gerbrandt holds a BA Degree in Communication studies and a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences from NWU.

[News] ‘Pink Vote’ an untapped market for SA political parties
Gerbrandt Van Heerden
09 Sep, 2021

“Gerbrandt van Heerden, the author of The SA Pink Vote report, said if political parties continued to ignore the LGBTQ voting bloc during elections, they risked missing out on an active, dynamic and electorally valuable market.”

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