Director, Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
André Keet joined the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in 1996 and was appointed as Director of the National Centre for Human Education and Training (NACHRET) of the SAHRC in 2000. He sat on various academic and non-academic advisory structures related to human rights and social justice in education and headed the human rights and inclusivity task teams appointed by the Minister of Education to develop the National Curriculum Statements for General Education and Training and Further Education and Training from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Keet also served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the South African Human Rights Commission and briefly functioned as a Commissioner on the Commission for Gender Equality. Since 2011, Prof. Keet is the Director of the International Institute for the Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State. André holds a Masters in Education and a PhD degree from the University of Pretoria.