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Transdisciplinarity Workshop
Date: 10 Apr 2012

South Africa has made significant inroads in solidifying its democratic dispensation and in opening up space for social self-realisation. Nonetheless, multi-layered challenges remain in many sectors of society and require innovative tools of analysis and solutions.

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Interrogating Methodologies on Labour Statistics
Date: 2 Apr 2012

MISTRA convened a roundtable discussion to interrogate methodologies used in determining levels of economic activity in South Africa, encompassing employment, unemployment and self-employment. Despite the progress made in improving labour statistics, debate on the accuracy of the data has continued to rage.

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MISTRA Annual Lecture: Thandika Mkandawire
Date: 29 to 30 Mar 2012

Mapungubwe Institute's inaugural annual lecture was given by Professor Thandika Mkandawire. For the past 37 years Professor Mkandawire has written and published extensively on the role of African intellectuals; social policy in a development context; African perspectives on structural adjustment; Africa’s re-industrialisation; aid, accountability and democracy; and transformative social policy in developing countries.

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Workshop: Mapungubwe Reconsidered
Date: 4 Feb 2012

On Saturday 4 February 2012 the MISTRA research project on Mapungubwe convened a workshop at the Origins Centre at Wits University. The workshop brought together core researchers from the project as well as others interested in the topic.

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Colloquium: The Arithmetic of Savings
Date: 22 Sep 2011

The Savings project was formally presented to the public at the MISTRA launch in March of 2011. As project leader Professor Nicola Viegi articulated in his presentation at the launch, the project addresses the conditions that allow a nation to look ahead to the future, and the instruments that help it do so. The subject of savings thus forms part of the process of nation formation and social cohesion because its key function - internally funded economic growth – is what contributes to the development of a more equal and prosperous society. South Africa’s present culture of non-saving must be seen as a critical obstacle to the country’s development, and the reasons underpinning this impediment to growth need to be scrutinised. In line with MISTRA’s objectives of spearheading new thinking, the Savings project thus seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of economic, social and institutional factors that contribute to the low saving rate South Africa is experiencing.

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MISTRA Triumvirate Workshop
Date: 26 Aug 2011

MISTRA Triumvirate WorkshopThe Triumvirate Workshop is intended to update all the teams on progress across MISTRA's eight research projects, and deliberate on the possible synergies and complementarities through trans-disciplinary interaction.

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MISTRA Holds Priority Research Projects Workshop
Date: 14 Aug 2010

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The Mapungubwe Institute held a workshop on 14th August 2010 to brainstorm the eight priority research projects for implementation over the next 18 months.

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MISTRA Board of Governors holds first meeting
Date: 4 Aug 2010

The first formal meeting of the Board of Governors of the Mapungubwe Institute took place in Woodmead, Johannesburg on 4th August 2010. The meeting was attended by 17 out of the 24 members of the Board. Members of management – Ilva Mackay (Company Secretary) and Leonard Martin (Content Manager) were also in attendance.

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First Meeting of the MISTRA Council of Advisors
Date: 3 Aug 2010

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The first formal meeting of the Mapungubwe Institute Council of Advisors took place at the MISTRA offices in Woodmead on 3rd August 2010.

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First Meeting of the MISTRA Council of Advisors
Date: 3 Aug 2010

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The first formal meeting of the MISTRA Council of Advisors took place on 3rd August 2010.

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Business Networking Dinner
Date: 7 Jun 2010

Cyril Ramaphosa of the Shanduka Group hosted a dinner for South African business people to introduce Mapungubwe Institute to them on 7th June 2010.

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MISTRA Holds Faculties Workshop
Date: 29 May 2010

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The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection hosted its first Content and Faculties Workshop on 29th May 2010 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand with the purpose of facilitating direct interaction and dialogue with a supportive and critical South African constituency. The success of the Workshop is the culmination of intense and focussed preparations, started both before and after the MISTRA team occupied its offices in Woodmead.

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Lecture at the HSRC: Joel Netshitenzhe
Date: 18 Feb 2010

Transformative Capacity and Developmental States: Lessons for South Africa MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's response to Prof Linda Weiss of the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at a lecture on Transformative Capacity and Developmental States: Lessons for South Africa Policy Analysis and Capacity Enhancement at the HSRC.

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MISTRA Archives

Transdisciplinarity Wo . . .

South Africa has made significant inroads in solidifying its democratic dispensation and in opening up space for social self-realisation. Nonetheless, multi-layered challenges remain in many sectors of society and require innovative tools of analysis and solutions.

read more

Interrogating Methodol . . .

MISTRA convened a roundtable discussion to interrogate methodologies used in determining levels of economic activity in South Africa, encompassing employment, unemployment and self-employment. Despite the progress made in improving labour statistics, debate on the accuracy of the data has continued to rage.

read more