Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) research report: The
Great Recession and Its Implications for Human Values: Lessons for Africa examines the reasons behind and the implications of the
ongoing global economic recession particularly for the South African economy and
economies of the rest of the African continent.
Prof Vusi Gumede from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute (TMALI) edited the report which includes contributions from various authors, including former President Thabo Mbeki, South African Statistician General Pali
Lehohla and Nigerian Economist, Professor Akpan H. Ekpo who is also Director General of the West African
Institute for Financial and Economic Management in Nigeria, Lorenzo Fioramontu: Professor at the
University of Pretoria and Director of the Centre for the Study of
Governance Innovation, Lumkile
Mondi: Senior Lecturer at the School of Economic and Business Science, University
of the Witwatersrand and Samuel O. Oloruntoba: Senior Lecturer at the Thabo
Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.
The Great Recession, which started
around 2007, stands out as the most significant crisis of global capitalism
since the 1930s, both in scope and intensity. The publication aims to
understand the implications
of the recession and responses
to it, especially in the arena of human values and approaches to social
The details for the launch are
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Venue: University of South Africa (UNISA) – Kgorong
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
To order the research report please contact Angela McClelland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 646 2844.