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Lloyd Melusi Maphosa



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Research Fellow, Department of Economics

Research Associate, Centre for Economic History

Research Associate, Centre for Economics, Policy and History

Research Associate: History Department: Stellenbosch University

Research Associate: Frontiers of Finance

Research Focus

Lloyd Melusi Maphosa is an economic historian who studies the evolution of business in the Cape Colony during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. His research revolves around the impact of limited liability in the Cape Colony with a specific focus on how it led to the expansion of the colonial private capital market and the proliferation of joint stock companies.

Apart from his disciplinary research, Lloyd has a strong interest in applied history and wishes to conduct policy-relevant economic history research.

Research Interests

History: Business history, economic history, financial history, social history, political history.

Economics: Development economics, government policy-making processes, economics of religion.


Gerda Hankel Foundation Scholarship: Stellenbosch University

History Access Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Cape Town

Peer reviewer: Good Governance Africa

Monitor: Parliamentary Monitoring Group

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • DT Africa
  • HG Finance


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