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Frederick Orkin

Frederick Mark Orkin

Former CEO for the Human Sciences Research Council


Born 17-10-1947

Frederick Orkin is a Former Chief Executive Officer for the Human Sciences Research Council. He is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and a Member of the International Sociology Association.



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Previous Position(s)

Chief Executve Officer | Human Sciences Research Council
Pretoria | 2000 - 2005

Head | Statistics South Africa
Pretoria | 1995 - 2000

Visiting Professor | School of Public Development Management | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1993 - 1995

Professor | Wits Business School
Johannesburg | 1990 - 1992

Director | Community Agency for Social Enquiry
Johannesburg | 1985 - 1995

Deputy Director | South African Institute of Race Relations
Johannesburg | 1984 - 1985

Senior Lecturer | Faculty of Arts | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1976 - 1984

Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1971

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

University of Oxford

Completed 1973

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Sussex University, United Kingdom

Completed 1974

Master of Arts

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1990

Doctor of Philosophy

Achievements

Awards

Loewenstein Fellowship

Ernest Oppenheimer Scholarship

University Council Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship

Abe Bailey Fellowship

Anglo American Open Scholarship

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Memberships

International Sociology Association

Member, 1982 - present

Academy of Science of South Africa

Member, 2005 - present

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