MISTRA Monthly Briefing 17 reports on the
launch conference that marked the completion of MISTRA’s research project on “South Africa and the Global
Hydrogen Economy: The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals”. We also report on the forthcoming release of
the African Transformation Report compiled by the
African Center for Economic Transformation
(ACET), to be launched in partnership with MISTRA in November 2013.
And we report on a panel discussion and conference jointly hosted by
MISTRA, the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) and the Friedrich
Ebert Stiftung (FES) on African State-Formation and Bureaucracy in
Comparative Perspective. We also report
on a skaftin session with Dr. Fatima Ferraz and Ms. Lynda Mujakachi on methods of policy implementation and sustainability guidelines.
in this issue is a range of media articles produced by MISTRA staff on topical issues. Including “The Promise
of a Sunrise Industry” and
“All that glitters may be platinum” by Joel Netshitenzhe, “Beyond Mining: the Strategic Role of
Platinum Group Metals” by Wilson
Manganyi, “Awaiting Spontaneous Mayhem?” by David Maimela, and “There
is more to Mugabe than 89 years” by Dr
MISTRA is also pleased to welcome Luvo Mfeya
who joins us as Finance Officer, Nkoe Arnold Montja who has been appointed as an
Intern in the Faculty of Knowledge and Scientific Advancement, Lindiwe Makgalemele from Roedean School
who visited MISTRA for her work experience.
MISTRA is also pleased to announce the graduation of Molly Gilder, an intern in
MISTRA’s Operations Directorate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNISA.
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