The Evolution of the South African State sets out to understand the historical evolution of the South African state and the impact of this on the inherited state in 1994 as well as the transformation efforts that have been undertaken since 1994. The project will also provide forward-looking insights into possible trajectories for the more effective transformation of the state and its utilisation as an instrument of social transformation. The project is led by Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, and coordinated by MISTRA researcher David Maimela.
The following papers were reviewed:
Lisa Vetten (gender), Herbert Maseremule (state-public sector interface); Vanessa Barolsky (citizen participation); Themba Shabangu (policing); Ralph Mathekge (sovereignty); Pholoana Makhalemele (global relations); Thami Mazwai (small business)
OBJECTIVE OF COLLOQUIUM
The Colloquium provided an opportunity to examine the work done by the research team over a period of 18 months. It provided an opportunity to critically engage with the theoretical and methodological outcomes of the research process. The core research team will integrate key issues emerging from the colloquium into the final Research Report.