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Thursday 10 August | 2017

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Think Piece for Building Bridges 2017 and Beyond Experts Meeting on ‘Accountability and Inclusivity: Governance and Growth in an era of Mistrust’ by Researcher in Political Economy faculty, David Maimela.

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Monday 7 August | 2017

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's article on White Monopoly Capital. Published in the Sunday Independent on 6 August 2017.

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Monday 19 June | 2017

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Dr. Beth Vale's paper titled, The Creative Economy After Dark: Youth Power and Creativity in Johannesburg Nightclubs was written for the South African Cultural Observatory 2nd Annual Conference on the 24th and 25th of May 2017.

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Wednesday 5 April | 2017

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's article on Business Day, titled 'Fighting violations of what the ANC stands for is not sowing disunity.'

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Tuesday 28 March | 2017

MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's statement on the passing of ANC Veteran and struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada.

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Saturday 17 December | 2016

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's presentation at the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) National Council on 17 December 2016.

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Thursday 8 December | 2016

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's keynote address at the National Science Forum on 08 December 2016.

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Thursday 24 November | 2016

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Speech by Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe at the Social Cohesion Policy Dialogue held on the 24 November 2016 in Pretoria.

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Tuesday 8 November | 2016

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David Maimela, Researcher for Faculty of Political Economy's discussion paper on EU-China-Africa Relations: A Fairer Deal for Africa, for the Friends of Europe Project.

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Tuesday 8 November | 2016

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Address by Joel Netshitenzhe on Economic Transformation for Social Change, at the Conference of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) in Sandton, 08 November 2016.

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Friday 21 October | 2016

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's paper for the 7th World Socialist Forum that was held in Beijing in October 2016.

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Monday 29 August | 2016

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Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's full lecture on State Formation and State Capture at the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education on the 25 August 2016.

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Tuesday 12 July | 2016

Speech by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe at the ANC's Zone 10 Gala Dinner, 09 July 2016.

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Tuesday 10 November | 2015

"Competition, inequality and inclusive growth" presented by Joel Netshitenzhe at the 4th BRICS International Competition Conference, Durban 10 - 13 November 2015. Theme: “Competition and Inclusive Growth”

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Monday 5 October | 2015

Keynote speech presented by Joel Netshitenzhe at the Black Management Forum Policy Conference on the 5th October 2015. The theme of the Conference was "Breaking the Cycle, how to fast-track South Africa's Socio-Economic Transformation".

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Saturday 19 September | 2015

The project “Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science” (MACAS) is a research consortium that conducts comparative analysis of existing data on attitudes to science across Europe and India (1990-2010) by constructing local time-series data and cross-continental data integration.

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Wednesday 9 September | 2015

This paper was presented by Joel Netshitenzhe on 9th September 2015 at the 4th meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF IV) hosted by MISTRA in partnership with The Department of International Relations and Cooperation and Zhejiang Normal University.

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Wednesday 8 July | 2015

This paper by Barry Gilder was presented at a panel entitled ‘The Role of Underground Structures and Operatives in Political Resistance’ at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Paris, 8th to 10th July 2015.

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Monday 1 June | 2015

From the 1st - 6th June, Hester du Plessis, Faculty Head: Humanity attended the Science&You (science communication) conference in Nancy, France

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Wednesday 4 March | 2015

"Theorising the South African Renaissance Ideal" paper presented by Joel Netshitenzhe at the MISTRA Rountable on the Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus on 4th March 2015.

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Tuesday 10 February | 2015

MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's presentation at a seminar titled “Toward Agenda 2063 – The Africa we want”, convened jointly by the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NEPAD Agency), Institute for Security Studies (ISS), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),

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Friday 21 November | 2014

Challenges of racism-discrimination globally by Joel Netshitenzhe, presented at the Global Watch Summit on 21 November 2014

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Wednesday 12 November | 2014

Keynote Address - Reflections On South African Constitutional Democracy – Transition And Transformation by Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at The Mistra-Tmali-Unisa Conference on 20 Years Of South African Democracy: So Where To Now? on Wednesday 12 November 2014

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Wednesday 29 October | 2014

Non-Racialism and Social Cohesion: Is ANC Failing in its Vision of a National Democratic Society? Speech by Y Abba Omar at the Inaugural Annual Lecture of the ANC Inland Branch, Boksburg Centre, 29 October 2014

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Wednesday 29 October | 2014

On the 29th & 30th October Oxfam South Africa convened a national symposium on Inequality in Midrand, Johannesburg. MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, gave the keynote address.

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Saturday 6 September | 2014

Executive Director Joel Netshitenzhe's paper presented at the United Nations University conference on Development Conference: Inequality – Measurement, Trends, Impacts And Policies, held in Helsinki, September 2014

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Monday 11 August | 2014

Joel Netshitenzhe reflects on 20 years of the Financial and Fiscal Commission's existence and on its relevance and contribution well into the future. Paper presented at the FFC's 20th Anniversary conference 11 - 13 August 2014

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Tuesday 8 July | 2014

This presentation covers general observations on SA’s experience in terms of breaking down silos and introducing integrated planning and implementation as the default mode in the operations of government across the various spheres. This is not to suggest that the problem of fiefdoms has been resolved in SA; but mainly to identify intentions and both positive and negative experiences.

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Friday 23 May | 2014

Solving the Energy and Sustainable development problem in Africa. Paper presented by Dr Betchani H. M. Tchereni, Senior Researcher: Political Economy at the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference

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Friday 23 May | 2014

on the 23rd of May 2014, MISTRA Researcher Nkoe Montja presented his paper at "The 4th African Unity for renaissance Conference". His paper was entitled "Mineral Beneficiation in Africa: what ha sbeen missed and what can be done?".

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Wednesday 7 May | 2014

MISTRA Senior Researcher, Radhika Perrot, presented the green economy of South Africa at a Global Climate Policy Conference on the 7th and 8th of May at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

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Friday 25 April | 2014

On the 27th April 2014, Dr Thembeka Mufamadi Senior Researcher at MISTRA, participated in a thought- provoking panel discussion coinciding with the “Naming Ceremony for the Solomon Mahlangu Building and the Robert Sobukwe building “at the University of South Africa.

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Tuesday 18 March | 2014

On the18-19th March 2014, Dr Ndletyana presented a paper at the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) Academic Forum in, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil . His paper was titled “MIDDLE-CLASS IN SOUTH AFRICA: SIGNIFICANCE, ROLE AND IMPACT”.

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Tuesday 26 November | 2013

On 25 November 2013, Concerned Africans Forum (CAF) convened at the the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Humanities where MISTRA Executive Director, Mr Joel Netshitenzhe, delivered the keynote address which focused on the extent and implications of inequality in South Africa. A version of this paper was also presented at the HSRC Social Science Research Conference on Inequalities and Justice: Influences, Effects, Intersections and Evidence (26-27 Sep 2013).

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Friday 30 August | 2013

Download the presentations made at the MISTRA launch of its research report: South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy - The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals

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Tuesday 27 August | 2013

A presentation made by MISTRA Executive Director, Mr Joel Netshitenzhe, at the Mining Lekgotla held at the Sandton convention Centre 27- 29 August 2013

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Friday 15 March | 2013

University education, intellectual endeavour and world-class educational facilities, as offered by your university, should not be the preserve of the privileged only, but should be enjoyed by all deserving citizens, including the poor and the marginalised.

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Wednesday 3 October | 2012

Radhika Perrot, MISTRA KESA senior researcher, was invited as a guest lecturer at Wits University on 03 October 2012. The lecture was targeted at students in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management with an elective on Technology and Management, and others with an interest in sustainability and innovation.

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Monday 6 August | 2012

A paper delivered my former MISTRA Director Operations, Mr Barry Gilder, at the PARI Symposium on ‘Institutionalising Government: International, Comparative Perspectives on Corruption’, which took place on 6th August 2012

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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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