Professor Anthony Leysens is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University and Treasurer of the South African Humanities’ Deans Association. His research​ interests include the political economy of South Africa with a specific focus on state, capital, labour, social movements and economic policy. Prof Leysens’ research projects cover the political economy of transformation and transition in South Africa, focusing on the form of state, economic policy, economic restructuring and governing political economic coalitions. The politics of online communities with a focus on veterans of the South African border war.