Kopano Ratele is a Professor in the Institute of Social and Health Sciences (ISHS) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and co-director of the Medical Research Council-UNISA Safety and Peace Promotion Research Unit (SAPPRU). He is best known for his work on issues of identity, violence, sexuality, and masculinity.
Kopano has an extensive list of scholarly articles, books, and presentations delivered around the world. Among others, he has edited or co-edited the books From boys to men: social construction of masculinities in contemporary society and Inter-group relations: South African perspectives. He is on the editorial board of African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention and books editor of the South African Journal of Psychology. Kopano is the immediate Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa.