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Thursday 18 July | 2013

Gail Smith, MISTRA’s Head of Communications, was invited to take part in the “Writers in Conversation” event at the 2nd Annual Polokwane Literary Fair on 18th July 2013. The Keynote Speaker was Poet Laureate Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile whose paper was entitled “Towards some demystification”. The two respondents were Professor Pitika Ntuli and Gail Smith. The conversation between Kgotsitsile, Ntuli and Smith was facilitated by Criselda Kananda and was broadcast live on METRO FM.

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Wednesday 1 May | 2013

Africa is poised for a renaissance across all indicators of human endeavour; and it should develop its strategies taking into account a variety of possibilities on the continent and further afield.

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Thursday 7 February | 2013

Pursuit of South Africa’s ‘Lula Moment’ is akin to Searching for Sugarman, argues Joel Netshitenzhe:

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Wednesday 7 November | 2012

“The State Of The South African State” - 10th Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture - 7 November 2012 presented by Joel Netshitenzhe, MISTRA Executive Director.

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Wednesday 7 November | 2012

Paper delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe at the 10th Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture entitled, "The state of the South African state" which speaks to the challenges the South African state faces on its path to social trasnformation.

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Saturday 20 October | 2012

A paper delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, entiled- "While the ANC Lives, Oliver Tambo Cannot Die" in celebration of the lives of Presidents of the ANC.

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Monday 6 August | 2012

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I have titled my input today The Corrupt, the Corrupted and the Corrupters because I hope to contribute to the effort to lift us out of the simplified, moralistic notions of corruption that seem to dominate public discourse on this challenge to governance in post-apartheid South Africa. In doing so, I draw on my own experience of having come out of the anti-apartheid struggle and into various senior positions in the democratic government, some of these positions having been in the intelligence departments where we had some responsibility for investigating corruption, and one position as administrative head of the reputationally most corrupt department in government – Home Affair

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Thursday 2 August | 2012

A paper by MISTRA Head of Faculty of Political Economy, Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, that examines the renaming of South Africa’s public places, following the country’s democratic breakthrough in 1994. The process has unfolded unevenly throughout the country’s nine provinces.

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Sunday 8 July | 2012

Joel Netshitenzhe discusses the feasibility of improved unemployment ahead of the ANC policy conference.

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Thursday 29 March | 2012

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Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection Inaugural Annual Lecture "Building the African state in the age of globalisation: the role of social compacts and lessons for South Africa" Presented by Prof Thandika Mkandawire Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics.

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Friday 23 March | 2012

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A paper presented by MISTRA researcher, David Maimela, at the AISA YOUNG GRADUATES & SCHOLARS CONFERENCE 2012 held at the University of Venda.

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Monday 12 March | 2012

Paper presented by MISTRA Executive Director Joel Netshitenzhe International Conference: Africa Institute Of The Russian Academy Of Sciences & Rosa Luxemburg Foundation The Future Of Africa: The Struggle Of New And Old Actors 13 – 14 March 2012

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Wednesday 21 September | 2011

"A Continuing Search For an Identity: Carrying the Burden of History" by Joel Netshtienzhe. Presented at the 'South African History Online Conference Debating Liberation Histories and Democracy Today: One Hundred Years of the ANC on 21 September 2011'.

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Monday 9 May | 2011

Presentation given by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe on 9th March 2011 at a workshop co-hosted by MISTRA with the South African Women in Dialogue, the Independent Development Trust and the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College Trust.

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Friday 28 January | 2011

Paper delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, at the UCT Summer School - 28 Janaury 2011

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Friday 10 December | 2010

Keynote Address delivered by MISTRA Board Chairperson, Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, at the launch of the Friends of the National Institute for Higher Education in Kimberley on 10th December 2010

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Friday 15 October | 2010

Paper delivered by Barry Gilder at a conference on 'Common Security: A Question of Global Solidarity' organised by the Olof Palme International Centre and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies in Stockholm on 15 October 2010

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Monday 19 July | 2010

A paper presented by Joel Netshitenzhe: Executive Director (MISTRA), NEC (ANC) at “AFRICAN PROGRESS” CONFERENCE, MADRID, 19 July 2010

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Tuesday 8 June | 2010

What should be done to ensure that young South Africans break free of the psychology of marginalisation?, asks Joel Netshitenzhe.

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Sunday 1 January | 2006

A 2006 paper on black theology by Jeffrey Sehume, Senior Researcher: Humanities at the Mapungubwe Institute

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MISTRA Archives

Mr Ndletyana comments . . .

Mr Ndletyana writes on SA Sovereignty following the Gupta-Zuma Affair and Mr Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi expresses his views on the relevance of chieftainship

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Encouraging debate to . . .

Mahmood Mamdani – man on a mission to find answers to worldwide political and social challenges, writes Janet Smith.

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